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Dieseling/dry firing springers (For beginers)

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by David, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. David

    David Engaging Member

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    Hi all
    This snippet of information is for those who are new to air rifles, for those who are experienced I invite you to add your own experiences views or corrections as you see fit

    We will start with the term 'dieseling' and putting this in simple terms isnt going to be easy, A diesel engine is an oil burner, diesel fuel is an oil, add a lot lot of pressure in an enclosed enviroment and you have explosive results, now a diesel engine is capable of withstanding this kind of punishment but an air rifle will suffer serious damage if it is subjected to dieseling over a period of time.
    Dieseling happens naturally in new air rifles especially in spring powerd rifles and will disappear after a few hundred shots, over oil a springer and I guarantee you will diesel causing damage to the seals hence costing you a repair.
    You should only use gun grade oils if and only if you have to strip your gun down anything else will diesel.


    Notes on dry firing..............DONT!!!!

    One way to really foul-up the insides of your gun (springers especially) is to fire your air rifle without a pellet loaded in the breach. Beleive me when I say this it makes my spine itch when I hear an air rifle go off like a cannon especially when i am sat next to them at the shooting club.

    Happy trails

    David
     
  2. Murphy

    Murphy Well-Known Member

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    Oil should never be used on the internals of a gun.
    Only good quality grease.
    And a gun will not diesel being over greased.
    It will only diesel if any gets in front of the piston seal. :D
     
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    true mate;)
     
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    EX Mod Cog Keyboard Hero

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    I went to a place in Reading where they told me not to grease at all ...

    I know that's not right.
     
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    i reckon it was a 3 1/4 inch sponge :D
     
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    Hi Paperbag Writer how are you

    I dont know who spoke to you but any metal-to-metal contact needs some lubrication, I can only surmise that they dont want the gun to diesel or that they have never had reason to grease a gun in the first place

    David
     

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