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Posted: 9/2/2003 12:45:16 PM EDT
First off, I apologize if these are dumb questions... I'm new to AR's.

In a recent trade, I acquired a couple brand new DPMS AR-15 uppers. Both are complete with the bolt assembly, both are HBAR's. One of the uppers has a carrier that is a silver color (not black like my RRA M4gery). Is this just a painted one (doesn't look like it), or is it a more expensive (or cheaper) carrier that's made out of a different material or coated?

Also, the uppers are new and don't have one single dab of lubrication or anything anywhere in them. Do I need to use some gun oil (or something else) on the bolt or carrier (or elsewhere in the upper) before I fire them?

Thanks for any help!
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 12:51:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jtb33: First off, I apologize if these are dumb questions... I'm new to AR's. In a recent trade, I acquired a couple brand new DPMS AR-15 uppers. Both are complete with the bolt assembly, both are HBAR's. One of the uppers has a carrier that is a silver color (not black like my RRA M4gery). Is this just a painted one (doesn't look like it), or is it a more expensive (or cheaper) carrier that's made out of a different material or coated?
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This is hard chrome. Its more expensive.
Also, the uppers are new and don't have one single dab of lubrication or anything anywhere in them. Do I need to use some gun oil (or something else) on the bolt or carrier (or elsewhere in the upper) before I fire them? Thanks for any help!
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Break-Free with CLP.
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 4:32:52 PM EDT
You don't HAVE to, but would you run your car without oil? (it isn't as bad on a rifle, but it still accelerates wear by a huge factor)
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 4:45:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 5:07:33 PM EDT
THanks for the info guys. Might I ask what CLP is? Or is it just a lube that's available at any gun store? Do I need to be careful about how much I apply to the bolt/carrier and/or where I put it in the internals?
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 5:31:39 PM EDT
CLP I beleive stands for Cleaner,Lubricant,Protector from rust,even after the oil dries the teflon it contains stays on the metal.
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 6:10:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jtb33: THanks for the info guys. Might I ask what CLP is? Or is it just a lube that's available at any gun store? Do I need to be careful about how much I apply to the bolt/carrier and/or where I put it in the internals?
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CLP is the cleaner and lube used by the US Army, it is good stuff, it can be found at most any gun store. By the way, I recommend the bottle version rather than the aerosol can version.
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 6:15:58 PM EDT
It goes by the name "Break-Free" on the can.
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 7:35:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/4/2003 4:33:47 PM EDT
Thanks for all the help guys! I just picked some up today!
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