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Old June 6, 1999, 11:47 AM   #1
olazul
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Hey gang,

I just finished getting toxic goo off my new israeli FN/FAL mags. Now that I am ready to put it all back together I seem to recall that you are not supposed to oil the inside, spring, and follower because it collects dirt. A myth? I was thinking tetra gun oil so that a really thin film will be applied, any suggestions?

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Old June 6, 1999, 12:19 PM   #2
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I would leave it dry or use a dry lubricant such as graphite or teflon powder. Oil does attract dirt and residue, no question. Stubby
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Old June 6, 1999, 12:57 PM   #3
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Good advice given above. I have wiped down mag springs with Breakfree, and then wiped the same springs down with a dry rag to remove the oil (forgive me for I have knowingly sinned). Dry teflon powder is the best way to go though.

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Old June 7, 1999, 10:02 AM   #4
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Thanks guys,

Rem-drilube it is!

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