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Lubrication for Browning Citori

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  1. 3220

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    Hi All,

    I just bought a used Browning Citori. The manual says to lubricate the the hinge pin recess, locking lug and forearm bracket with two drops of gun oil.

    Is that a heavy enough lubricant or do folks use other lubricants?

    Thanks in advance,

    Fred
     
  2. APrice

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    Definitely not. You need to use a grease in this area. Wipe it off thoroughly and re-apply after every shooting session.

    You can spend a lot of money on the specialty items or buy a lifetime supply economically by purchasing a lb can of good wheel bearing grease. Mobil 1 and Valvoline both make synthetic WBG which is suitable.
     
  3. 3220

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    Hi,

    Thanks so much for replying to my question! I sort of figured that should have grease rather than just light oil. Thanks for confirming my suspicions!

    All the best,

    Fred
     
  4. Unknown1

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    I'd suggest to avoid putting any lube on the barrel locking lug other than the lightest film of gun oil. Over-lubing the lug may cause it to fail to lock tightly or even open when the gun is fired depending on the age of the gun and/or the condition of the lug and barrel notch. I clean my breech face with mineral spirits and whatever remain after the cleaning is lubrication enough.

    Keller
     
  5. Sky Buster

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    Giacamo, the Perezzi specialists, recommend oil- not grease.
     
  6. Unknown1

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    <blockquote><I>"Giacamo, the Perezzi specialists, recommend oil- not grease."</i></blockquote>If he's a Perrazi specialist, I assume that his recommendations pertain to Perazzis, not Brownings.

    Keller
     
  7. Dbl Auto

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    NO Grease?

    My TM1 came back full of grease and he told me to keep the new locking greased and to use my thumb on the top lever to close the gun durring breakin. Per Dan at Giacomos.

    John G.
     
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    My understanding is that Browning employs a full-time PhD Galling Engineer. His only responsibility is to make sure that every Browning Break-Action shotgun ships with the incredible ability to gall instantly and for no apparent reason. Every weekend it's me and my tub of NAPA Wheel Bearing Grease vs. The Galling Engineer. I wish I could say I'm undefeated (actually I am, since I switched to the NAPA WBG)

    -Gary
     
  10. Unknown1

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    I hear/read guys cryin' about galling and I put them on to DuPont Krytox GPL 205 from McMaster-Carr in Jersey. They look at the web site and come back weeping and wailing about the price. So I ask'em how much it's worth to them to never have to worry about galling again? They keep cryin' and makin' excuses. To heck with'em!

    Keller
     
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  12. Perazzi_MX8

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    Spend your money as you wish, but Vaseline and Q-Tips work as well as anything. I wipe it off and apply it again each time I shoot. It has worked for almost 40 years with zero galling on my Browning, Perazzi, Beretta and Remington trap guns. My 2 cents!


    Duane
     
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    Its too bad the previous owner of this Browning didn't take the time to grease the hinge area. Oh well, I wouldn't have been able to buy it so cheap if he had.


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  14. birdogs

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    Supposedly the knuckle does NOT have a lot of pressure which would require grease. IF the fore-end is not exerting too much pressure on the knuckle, they say oil is preferred over grease.

    I sill use grease!
     
  15. 9point3

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    I always read that you need to whipe off the old grease(dirty) after each day and replace with new. What is the difference between shooting 300 shots in one day and re-lubing and three 100 shot days and re-lubing?
     
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    What would Browning know anyway..... :) Dan
     
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