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Proper way to lubricate K-80

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by krieghoffkrusher, Apr 13, 2007.

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  1. krieghoffkrusher

    krieghoffkrusher TS Member

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    To all the k-80 owners out there - What is the proper way to lubricate the gun?
     
  2. Charles L. Schmidt

    Charles L. Schmidt TS Member

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    Put a spot of grease less than the size of a pea in each hinge pin socket. And coat BOTH surfaces where forend iron meets receiver real well. Maybe a slight amount on the two flats on each side of the barrel block.

    Clean it all off real well after shooting and you’re ready to go again. cls
     
  3. K-80 Jim

    K-80 Jim TS Member

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    Here's a very good article that should help.

    Jim
     
  4. Big Bopper

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    I'd like to see that info as well. What do you guys prefer for cleaning the bores? Thanks, Bob
     
  5. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    One thing to avoid is the semi-popular idea of using oil instead of grease. The theory is that if oil can protect engines from metal transfering between parts that are moving quite fast and under a lot of heat and pressure, it ought to do a great job on a break-open gun. I posed that question to Krieghoff International a few years ago and was told that oil will not work on a gun because in engines, there is an oil pump that constantly flushes those moving parts with filtered oil. There is no pump in a gun, so the oil film that you put there eventually wears through.

    For what it's worth...

    Ed
     
  6. smartass

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    What Ed said, plus ignore the bizarrely idiotic theory that grease attracts dirt but oil doesn't. Some goofball invariably trots that one out.
     
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