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Advice Maintenance help please!?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Evolve82, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Evolve82

    Evolve82 Big Poster

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    What maintenance needs to be done on a rifle (springer) that has a synthetic stock (Crosman Phantom) after hunting in the rain? Not taken it out In the wet before!

    Any advice would be great- either in the field or after!!!
     
  2. mick 1986

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    Remove the action and use a lint free cloth to dry the rifle, then you can do one of two things; 1) leave it 24 hours at room temperature to dry fully, then oil; 2) oil it now and store it.

    I do both methods, more often than not its number 1, but I have built a cabinet to store my rifles in so I have the luxury of being able to leave them without locks and such on. I also dry my gun bag for 24hours on the radiator.

    As for the stock, I have never owned one, but I would towel dry it and leave it 24hours off the rifle.
     
  3. Evolve82

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    Thanks for that... stupid question time!! :D

    What kind of oil should I use? The same oil on every part of the rifle?
     
  4. Sterling

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    I'd recommend silicone gun oil/lubricant. Browning Legia is good or Bisley.
    Use on all moving parts, and can also be used to rub over metalwork after a shoot as well, to prevent oxidation.
    If you ever strip the rifle: reserve the use of grease for spring and piston chamber.
     
  5. mick 1986

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    I would advise AGAINST using any for of silicone oil on ANY metal to metal moving parts mate. Personally I use a dedicated firearms oil, army issue ;) , but it's up to you mate. :)
     
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    I do not have any kind of oil at home -would need to buy some. Not really sure what I should be buying though. If it rains later whilst out, I will dry everything off as best I can and that be it for now.

    Whats the difference between firearms oil and silicone oil?
     
  7. mattyts

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    Silicone oil is fine on the stock! it gives it that gleam you get on showroom cars.get some bisley gun oil in the green tin and rub it over with that! i use silicone oil on the action but not near any moving parts.after prolonged use it builds up a barrier and water just rolls off the metal or the stock!
     

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