Grease rails on S40?

Discussion in 'Maintenance / Tweaks / Technical Difficulties / So' started by Guest, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I grease the rails on my 1911, should I use grease on the similiar assemblies on my S40? Or, do the Steyr pistols just like a little oil? I have tried both and it still functioned ok. What would you say is most proper?

    I already treated the metal with Militec-1 many times.
     
  2. hihoslva

    hihoslva New Member

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    I simply use a few drops of oil on my M9 & S9, and have never had a problem.

    I see no reason to use grease, although it might be a fine alternative.
     

  3. hiramabiff

    hiramabiff New Member

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    Bout using oil, this one may sound stupid, but could I just use WD40, I know its is just for loosening up rusty nuts or something.... but it leaves some lubrications. So could I use it to lubricate the extractor of the M9 for instance? :oops:
     
  4. hihoslva

    hihoslva New Member

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    I wouldn't use WD40.

    While gun oil can be expensive, I have heard that using a synthetic motor oil is just as good - if not better - and the quart will last you a lifetime.

    As soon as my over-priced bottle of gun oil is used up, I plan on picking up a quart of Mobil 1 for use on my pistols.

    WD40 is a very thin penetrating oil. While it is a lubricant, I would prefer a thicker lube.

    WD40 would probably make a fine solvent of cleaning your guns, but I don't think it is sufficient for lubrication also.
     
  5. IDPASteyr

    IDPASteyr New Member

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    Under no circumstance should you use WD 40 around ammunition. It penetrates so well it will inert primers. Study was done a number of years ago by the NRA and the lubricant proved so effective that it has been used to intentionally inert primers. WD 40 is a great product but I will not use it around my guns.
     
  6. hiramabiff

    hiramabiff New Member

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    thank you! Its good I asked you guys about it before doing anything nasty to my baby!

    :wink:
     
  7. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    I've been using Militech grease on the rails. Then I use either CLP or Militech oil on the barrel and the internals.

    A decent gun oil or synthetic is fine. WD40 is definatly a no no
     
  8. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    individual oil selection is just that, indivivdual.

    one common rule of thumb is thinner oils in colder weather, and thicker oils in hot weather.

    are you oiling it before it goes in the safe to sit, or are you oiling it before you go shooting?

    oils wil thicken over time and tempature.

    too thick or too much will just attract build up.

    use what's best for you.

    I think people sometimes put too much into their oil selection. I just use wally world remoil 99.9% of the time. If I know I'm going out shooting I'll dab some thicker CLP on the rails and wipe w/ a dry cloth. I tried a little dab of some graphite grease once and saw no difference.
     
  9. bigbob68

    bigbob68 New Member

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    Grease in the rails and oil on the BBl. I love the tetra and militec but prefer tetra. Oil on the rails just does not do it for me.
     
  10. Ripped

    Ripped New Member

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    i bounce between Hoppes oil and mil.comm tw25b for all the toys i clean..and i use mil.comm mc 25 for cleaning and degreasing.

    TW25B® light synthetic grease is Mil-Comm Products’ original formula and a top selling firearms lubricant worldwide because it performs so well under so many conditions. Its exceptional performance in adverse conditions has made this weapons lubricant the choice of the U.S. Military and its Allies as well as many leading firearms manufacturers, weapons professionals and gun enthusiasts throughout the world.

    Since its specification for use on the most critical performance military hardware, this exceptional, light, white, state-of-the-art all synthetic grease is now widely recognized as the finest all-purpose weapons lubricant in the world.


    http://www.mil-comm.com
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    So grease on the rail will not inhibit the S40? I have heard that some pistols use grease and others are not designed for it. I just thought I would check before greasing back up my Steyr.
     
  12. Ripped

    Ripped New Member

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    just dont leave a buttload of grease on the steyr/slide like you would on an M4. :) wipe on with your finger and wipe off the excess with a qtip or cloth.
     
  13. bigbob68

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    I guess that I am one of the few that feel grease is a better option for the slide rails and does better than most all oils. I like Tetra or Militec grease in the slide rails of all my handguns and find that they do perferom better with grease when compared to oil. At least my Kimber, I know, like grease better than oil. Gun Butter is another good option. Do what works for you and I think you'll be happy. If you are having FTF or slide lock up troubles, try something different. Insanity; doing the same thing and expecting different results.
     
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    My rails are greased back up with some militec grease. I just work it in with my finger, assemble, rack it a few times, then disassemble and wipe off all the built up excess, repeat. It seems to slide in a more fluid motion then with only the oil. I only greased the rail/slide... I lightly oil the other spots recomended for lube.
     
  15. bigbob68

    bigbob68 New Member

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    Tip for using grease. Try a pipe cleaner. Works great.