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DUMB PERAZZI QUESTIONS

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by KEYBEAR, Jun 2, 2010.

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  1. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    So I buy a very nice Perazzi TMX and shoot it as well as anything I have now a question or two .

    I use Grease good or bad over oil ? What size bore is the average TMX (1982 build) . It has choke tubes (3) a .0690- .0705- .0710 .

    Thanks
     
  2. Sportshot

    Sportshot Active Member

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    Congratulations on the new gun. I can't see why any grease would be a good idea???? Can you say "dirt magnet".

    I think the bore was is a typical, tight Perazzi .724
     
  3. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    I clean after every days shooting and regrease I can,t believe oil will stay all day ??

    I will have the bore measurement taken when I fine time .
     
  4. Rastoff

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    ALF-99,

    Grease or Oil? That debate will rage until the end of time. I use grease on my TMX.

    The bore question is easy. It's stamped on the underside of your barrel. If you look near the mono block you will see either 18.4 or 18.5. I'll bet it's 18.4 on yours. Anyway, 18.4 is the bore in mm and that translates to .724". Unless your barrel was worked on, that's the bore.
     
  5. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Oil is absorbed into the wood. Synthetic, FDA approved grease like Viper Lube or SuperLube stays put and doesn't stain wood or clothes.
     
  6. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    Rastoff your right 18.4
     
  7. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Giacomo recommends oil!!
     
  8. Bluzman98

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    Giacomo recommends TriFlo synthetic oil.
     
  9. alfermann66

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    Alf, you have the worlds tightest choke tubes....we assume you meant .690, .705 and .710. Personally, I use STOS on my TM-1. And like you, clean it after every shoot.

    Buz
     
  10. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    My TMX was proofed in 1982 with code AI. My barrel is marked 18.4 but it actually measures .728. I have a #8 Choke for Handicap and a #6 Choke for Singles. I use STOS on the hinge and have no sign of galling but I wipe it off with Break Free after a day of shooting.
     
  11. KEYBEAR

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    MikeTMX I believe my TMX was also built in 1982 and marked 18.4 . It,s in very nice condition and all numbers match . The only thing I,m not real happy with in the choke tubes .
     
  12. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    But the real important question should be:

    What shot size does it pattern best, 7-1/2's or 8's?? (let's get a real pee'n contest going)

    Enquiring minds need to know.

    Curt
     
  13. zzt

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    Giacomo recommends oil only because he believes trap shooters will not clean their guns. Perazzi recommends grease, and they include a tube with their new guns.

    Listed to Barry. Superlube is the best stuff to use. It is TPFE in a synthetic oil base It does not harden in cold, and does not melt in heat. A little goes a long way. It is what I use on my shotguns. I carefully wipe away ALL the grease after each use, and reapply new grease next time I use the gun. It works.

    BTW, some of the SuperLube is 50% Teflon. Ace hardware sells at caulking tube size container for $6. It is enough for several lifetimes.
     
  14. ONEDOLLARBILL

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    I have a MX10RS per Giacomo I use triflo, clean almost everytime and have only used perazzi grease only twice and put it on with a toothpick
     
  15. PerazziBigBore

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    The only place you use a dab of grease is the barrel ears.. The pivots and everything else is tri-flo.. I however still use grease on the pivots.. and clean it ALL off after every day of shooting..

    I do have a new product.. made by the inventor of tri-flo.. that is surpassing every test I've thrown at it.. I can fit a stainless slide to a stainless frame..with micro tollerances.. and no galling.. It's being tested on a Beretta 682 as we speak.. It's looking very promising.. I'll show it to whoever is interested..at the GRAND..
     
  16. semperfi909

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    I've been using GI teflon loaded small arms lube (and TriFlow for triggers) for decades. Snot-slickest shit I have seen. Few drops here and there when assembling and a quick wipe when done. No appreciable wear on any of the Perazzis at any point for the last twenty years.

    My feeling is that what you use is many times less important than using it regularly and correctly. I recently acquired another old Mirage that had obviously been used by a no lube kinda guy. First time I have ever seen a worn out trigger sear and hammer. Just amazing.

    Charlie
     
  17. PerazziBigBore

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    Charlie.. Kind of sounds like what I have.. This stuff is ultra fine white.. a few drops.. wipe on.. wipe off.. Dirt does not stick.. Cleans off with mineral spirits.. slick/slick/slick.. The military is using the 2nd generation.. the 3rd is what I'm testing..and it works fantastic..
     
  18. luvtrapguns

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    Many varied opinions. I want something that will stay put and not squeeze out after a few cycles. I can not see an oil standing up to the rubbing pressures. In an engine it works well because there is a large reserve replenishing continuosly. Not so with a gun. My first choice would be a Moly grease but it is a very dirty black that gets on everything. I prefer a med vis syn grease infused with as much Teflon as practical. I have just started using a grease from ACE HARDWARE called SUPER LUBE. Seems to be very good. For years I used STOS with no bad results. I do clean and re-lube after every days use. Marc
     
  19. Trapshooter

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    TriFlo synthetic oil because Giacomo said so. Todd
     
  20. bobdog

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    Same here. Giacomo recommends a small amount of grease on the curved cocking surfaces on the bottom of the barrels, but TriFlow everywhere else. Two drops on either side of the block, one drop on the lug, a drop on either side of the curved surface that mates with the forend, and a drop on the barrel release lever.
     
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