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Offline Fly

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Lubing the cylinder rod
« on: July 09, 2011, 08:14:31 AM »
As we all know ,if you don't lube the rod that the cylinder rotates on it will
gum up & get very tight for the cylinder to turn.

I started using bore butter on mine.It works ok but what do you guys use????

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Re: Lubing the cylinder rod
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011, 09:40:53 AM »
i use a little bit of the blue ,waterproof bearing grease ! dont know what might work better but its what i got in the shed! {L* {?(
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Re: Lubing the cylinder rod
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011, 11:55:59 AM »
USGI light weapons grease, and I wipe it each time I load the cylinder.
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Re: Lubing the cylinder rod
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2011, 11:58:15 AM »
i would too if i could find any near here!
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Re: Lubing the cylinder rod
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2011, 12:19:11 PM »
I use automotive grease (any kind i have) or Doc Hoy lube (50% wax toilet ring 50% Crisco) i also use Doc lube for over the ball lube when i don't use grease cookies or homemade wads.
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Re: Lubing the cylinder rod
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2011, 12:23:32 PM »
homemade wads? you mean im not the only guy on here so tight you couldnt drive a needle up his ass with a hammer?   (?^ man i always look for old felt hats to punch out! what do you make yours out of?
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Re: Lubing the cylinder rod
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2011, 04:07:56 PM »
Yes i am cheap. Their are not to many old cowboyhats to be found here i Ca. So i buy my felt from Derofelt http://www.durofelt.com/.
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Re: Lubing the cylinder rod
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2011, 08:44:05 PM »
I lube my cylinder pin with white lithium grease (I prefer Lubriplate AA650). I swear by the stuff....
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Re: Lubing the cylinder rod
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2011, 03:41:38 AM »
        Never tryed it but I'm going to agree with the captian on the outstanding properties [ < hey look at that, I think I spelled that word right, even a blind hog finds an acorn ever once in a while] of lubriplate although I havent used it on a pistol, I wipe the rod off and use a few drops of remoil I'm sure there are better lube's but I change out cylenders anyway so its not like I have to go out of my way to break it down to lube

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Re: Lubing the cylinder rod
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2011, 10:40:11 AM »
I have used lubriplate for many years but never on black powder stuff.I did wonder how
it would react with black powder resido.

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Re: Lubing the cylinder rod
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2011, 11:12:25 AM »
I have used grease or STP oil treatment on cylinder pins and locks on revolvers for years without any problems at all.
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Re: Lubing the cylinder rod
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2011, 01:43:05 PM »
yea 51, i think just about anything will work, some maybe a little better than others, but if it works dont fix it!, thats why i just use the bearing grease i got , it works fine and i got it! {L*
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Re: Lubing the cylinder rod
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2011, 09:23:03 AM »
I use the STP oil too. Never had any problems.
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Re: Lubing the cylinder rod
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2011, 11:47:42 AM »
put crisco on minew last nite after shooting, its an experiment
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Re: Lubing the cylinder rod
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2011, 02:32:25 PM »
Crisco will work fine but be carefull about leaving on medal long term butter favor has salt it and sometimes the white does too. Canola cooking spray all so works good.
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