I've read much about placing a drop of oil on to the C02 cartridge before installing it into the gun. My question is: Is Hoppe's 9 Lubricating oil the same as pellgun oil or will it work the same for this purpose?
Not only is my first 2240 on its way, but my first ever C02 air gun is on its way. That being said can someone briefly talk about the installation of a C02 cartridge to prevent any accidents, breaks or having to return something??
The problem with most firearm lubricants is they will eat your seals
January 21 2009, 8:08 PM
As you know, firearms don't need seals so it's ok for them. Your airguns all have seals and most firearm lubricants will destroy them. Stick to the pellgun oil or maybe some 30W NON DETERGENT motor oil. Do that and your airguns will stay happy and healthy.
I put a drop on the tip of every 3rd powerlet I shoot and that seems to keep the seals soft and functioning properly.
Hey Guys, been lurking for a couple of weeks since I acquired
January 22 2009, 7:29 AM
a 1377. Been on the yellow forum for a few years, and like what I see over here too. Thought I'd throw my two cents in for consideration. I've heard several of the airgun pros on the yellow talk about Marvel's Mystery Oil, 30w non-detergent etc.....I shot competetively for the Marine Corps for a few years and our armorers abhorred gun oil...absolutely refused to let us use it on our match guns, and especially our 10m airguns....they gave us a 'secret formula' that I learned about when I went to an armorers course and I've been using it on my airguns for several years now and seems to really work great...no seal deterioration at all....it consists of 1/3 Marvel's Mystery Oil (available at any auto parts store) 1/3 non-detergent 30w (same place) and 1/3 slick 50 (same place)....I've got over 25,000rds through my match .45 and the tolerances are as tight as they were when the gun was broken in and it still shoots one ragged hole at 50yds. They only let us use straight 30w for the first 1000rds to break a gun in, but once that number was reached, it was on to the 'secret sauce'.....if any airgun pro's out there can advise on this mix, please let me know....
Err sorry but no way no how any gun smith worth ther salt ....
January 23 2009, 5:56 PM
would allow solids in an lubricating oil PTFE is a solid and has a very nasty habit of getting in where it can jam up tight tolerance moving parts. No matter what you clean with PTFE does not dissolve nor wash out it has to be removed mechanically.
Use a syn or mineral based oil the best place to find them is the bicycle shop.