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Old October 16, 2000, 12:40 AM   #1
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As mentioned in a prior post, I got my shotgun VERY wet.

So I pulled it down and wiped ALL oil/water from it.

I oiled most of the gun when putting it back together. Where I did NOT put oil was the magazine tube, or the (now dry) mag spring.

I noticed now it makes a scrapy/creaky noise that I think comes from the spring rubbing on the inside of the follower - whatever it is, I have heard similar from bone-dry 1911 magazines; but don't recall it on this shotgun.

Where (in the mag tube) should there be oil? I DID notice that stock the gun had a bit in there; but figured it was the packing oil.

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Old October 16, 2000, 05:39 AM   #2
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I'd strip down the tube and run an oil mop through it, and wipe the outside with an oily rag. Then,wipe on,wipe off, the follower and spring.
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Old October 17, 2000, 12:13 AM   #3
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I'm not sure what the party line is on this one, but I oil the Mag Tube, spring, follower, and shell stops. Make it a light oiling as gobbed on oil is not good anywhere. I've never had any problems and have been doing this a while. To oil the spring, I saturate a rag, wrap it around the spring at one end, and then screw it down to the other end.

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Old October 18, 2000, 08:01 PM   #4
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From here on out, have a can of WD 40 or brake cleaner on hand and the minute you drop a gun in the water, spray it down with one of the above mentioned wonders.

Then when you home break it down and repeat following up with a light coat of oil.

DO NOT USE WD 40 FOR LUBRICATION-----EVER-----ONLY TO DISPLACE WATER!
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