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Thread: Springers Lubricants

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    Sharp Shooter

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    Hi,

    Can you guys advise on what lubricants are good to use on different parts of springers and where do you buy them from?
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    Castrol red rubber grease on spring(MIdas) and Cv joint grease for piston and pivots(Midas). Ask JTk or Guido for further spesifics
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    Or try James Maccarri for the "genuine" good stuff. Will have to import though.

    http://www.airguns.citymax.com/page/page/251484.htm

    Ideal time to order a Macarri Spring and spare piston seals for your rifle. His parts are excellent. Ask Guido once again, he will vouch for it.
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    I have to aggree. I have used the red rubber grease and given no alternative it works well. However I have meccarri tar in my springers atm and there is no comparison. Mecarri tar rules.
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    What about the trigger? What is good to be used there?
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    Trigger and outsides.... spray with WD40. Works great when hunting in the rain as well. Afterwards you just use the hosepipe to rinse of all dirt. Another quick spray with WD40 or Q20 and everything is great again, no rust.

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    My ex-girlfriend still prefers KY...

    We tried Castrol without any luck
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    swordfish. try and get hold of moly grease. I know midas has castrol ms grease which seems close to the recommended grease. is very slippery stuf with good metal to metal coating. put very little just behind the edge of the seal. a little on the fat part of the piston (rear) and then coat the trigger contact surfaces. Use very little as if the stuffe gets past the seal you will get detonation and or dieseling. hence in consistant velocities.
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    I ordered grease from Maccarri. It arrived in a bubble wrap envelope at my local Post Office. Took about 2-3 weeks.

    You don't get a lot, but it does go a long way. I've done 2 springers and only used the grease in the lid so far.

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    I'm surprised no one sells/uses specialised gun greases locally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAN View Post
    My ex-girlfriend still prefers KY...

    We tried Castrol without any luck
    IAN, that stuff is for outside the barrel Hope, you didn't use it on the inside...
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    Swordfish i might be mistaken, but i think most guys on the forum either has a PCP rifle or some high Quality springers, that comes out of the factory with good lube on. It is mostly the guys with the "cheaper" (i also own some) springer rifles that find it necessary to "tune" and lube their rifles to get rid of spring Twang. The Twang is most often not present in the higher end rifles, hence no need for "tuning" and lubing. It is mostly the Gamos, Chinese B series rifles and very old rifles thats being "tuned" and lubed if i follow the posts.

    This is just my "novice" finding, there may be other reasons why "lube" is not specifically sold. THe everyday man on the street buys a Pellet Gun and shoots the "****" out of it until the spring usualy breaks(That was the case with myself and i gues a lot of the other peeps on the forum) Then when they replace the spring they see that there is some kind of "grease" om the spring so they slap on any grease they can find and there they go again.
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    Well, I never owned a low end springer. I have BSA Supersport and HW97K. The HW97K even after 1500 pellets, still spits a small amount of oil in the chamber and the trigger sometimes starts to make slight squeeking noise. I was thinking of stripping and relubeing them as many guys on the BBS forum recon, will improve the rifles a lot. And I thought I can get the necessary greases locally, without having to wait for Maccari tar delivery.
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    Those are 2 very nice rifles you own there. The way i see it youve got 3 choices.

    1.) Wait for the good stuff(Macarri)

    2.) Use local grease for now, order the good stuff and relube when it arrives.(option 2 seems like an awfull amount of work)

    3.)Befriend somebody that has some off the good stuff and bum some of them. I would have helped if i had any. Maybe someone on the forum will be kindhearted and offer you some of their precious stash...
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