Airgun Maintenance

Here are some BASIC POINTS:

Recoilless spring-piston airguns require very little lubrication, that should only be performed during routine maintenance. Do not over lube. Use all lubes sparingly and as directed.

The mainsprings of recoilless guns need only light, infrequent lubrication; this lubrication should be done by an authorized service shop. Recoilless guns receiving extensive use in competition should be shop serviced once a year

COCKING LEVER LINKAGES receive considerable pressure; proper lubrication insures smooth operation and minimum wear. Tune in a Tube Lubricant is also useful in such areas as the sliding small link in Beeman, FWB, Daisy and other single lever pumps, and on rifle cocking linkages.

TRIGGER MECHANISMS in any airgun should only be serviced by an authorized service shop.

BORE CLEANING. Since airguns do not use powder or primers, cleaning is not necessary to prevent most rust; however it is essential to good accuracy, use a product specifically designed for airguns such as MP-5 airgun oil. Accuracy suffers badly due to caked grease residues blown into the bore from the compression chamber and from leading. Most accuracy complaints are the result of dirty bores—even though they may look clean! For storage, clean the bore and leave it with a light coating of Napier airgun oil. After cleaning, follow with dry patches until no trace of oil is seen. (Do NOT use regular firearm bore cleaners as they may injure seals and cause dieseling). A few regular or cleaning pellets will have to be shot through a cleaned barrel before it can be expected to return to its “zero”.

EXTERIOR METAL SURFACES should be regularly wiped with a Silicone Cloth to maintain the quality of the finish. Before any guns are stored, they should be given a good wiping with a very high-grade polarizing oil.

USE PROPER PELLETS! Use only high quality pellets to avoid harmful oils, abrasive material and gun-wrecking air blow-by. Precision adult airguns are intended for use only with lead shot or pellets. Properly seated pellets should not show rub marks on rear of skirt if breech is reopened to firing. Damaged, used, or unauthorized projectile may be unsafe. Plastic jacketed projectiles may cause dangerous ricochet, excessive piston impact and excessive penetration.

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