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Old 06-17-2017, 02:34 PM   #1
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Grease to lube revolvers?

I was perusing Ruger's videos today, and they show using grease on revolvers, no oil anywhere. Specifically TW-25B grease, made by a company called Mil-Comm. They put it on the crane tube through the cylinder, the trigger return plunger, the sears, and the hammer pivot. Nowhere else. I use oil, and in a few more places than that!

http://www.ruger-firearms.com/produc...01/models.html
Near bottom there is a video link for "Double-Action Revolver Full Cleaning"

Suppose this is a sponsor kickback, or from serious evaluation?

I've always used just good old Hoppe's oil on pivots, and rotating surfaces. I use a pinpoint oiler to keep the drops tiny. Only place I've ever used grease was on slide rails, and white lithium did fine there.

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Old 06-18-2017, 05:58 AM   #2
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On a stainless revolver I use oil sparingly but I do use it. I never use grease. For some items I put in storage (like my Red Label) I use gun grease on the outside as rust prevention and light coat of oil in the bore.
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I'll sometimes use a little grease on the star ratchets, oil everywhere else. I've given up on buying Hoppe's oil by the ounce and have been using Mobil 1 5W-30. A quart is probably a lifetime supply.
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What oil or lube do you use is a topic that comes up on a regular basis on most gun forums. Just to stir the pot and get people going I always answer WD40. This sets them off.
I also use Mobil1. Like Shakyshoot say's a quart will last a life time.
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Hornady One Shot Cleaner and Dry Lube.......
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I was a Gunzilla fan because it was recommended by a friend with tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. Later, someone said Gunzilla will gum up the actions on a gun, and sure enough it gummed up the bolt on one of my Rem700. I only use Gunzilla as a wipe down oil now, just to use it up.
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I'll sometimes use a little grease on the star ratchets, oil everywhere else. I've given up on buying Hoppe's oil by the ounce and have been using Mobil 1 5W-30. A quart is probably a lifetime supply.
A 2 1/4 oz bottle of Hoppe's lasts me well over a year, but I only do maybe 18 cleanings a year. The basic oil always worked for me, and now they have the Elite synthetic stuff. Costs twice as much, probably more hype than fact, so I stick with old tried and true No.9 oil.

I think my General Tool oiler stretches my supply:


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Oil is NOT oil . The wrong oil in you car can and will damage your engine . I love olive but not as a lube . Grease in not the same either . Read this paste below it could help you understand the different in oils and lubes . There is a difference in gun oil and grease then the auto stuff . NO I don't like 10W-40 on my salad ..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_oil

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gear_oil

P.S. the wrong engine oil in a wet clutch motorcycle will ruin the clutch .
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I was a Gunzilla fan because it was recommended by a friend with tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. Later, someone said Gunzilla will gum up the actions on a gun, and sure enough it gummed up the bolt on one of my Rem700. I only use Gunzilla as a wipe down oil now, just to use it up.
I found that Gunzilla gums up also. If you are shooting the firearm every day it does a great job and no problems. Gunzilla will run much cooler then oil.
I use it as a cleaner now, wipe off and oil.
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