Cylinder lubrication


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Z_Infidel
July 17, 2003, 04:23 PM
Today after shooting 100 magnum rounds through my GP100 there was an audible squeak when rotating the cylinder by hand. I'm thinking it needs some attention, but I'm not sure of the best method of lubing the cylinder rotation mechanism. I would appreciate some advice on this, if any of you would be so kind.

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Mike Irwin
July 17, 2003, 04:30 PM
I've found that dry lubricants usually work fairly well for lubricating the cylinder pin.

Standing Wolf
July 17, 2003, 09:39 PM
I always remove the cylinder and yoke every time I clean a revolver. Crud tends to accumulate in the most unlikely places. A thorough cleaning and a little high quality gun lubricant should solve the problem for you.

Z_Infidel
July 18, 2003, 01:13 PM
Thank you for the responses. I hadn't thought the pin would need to be cleaned often, but lubricating it makes a lot of sense. I was really wondering the best type of lubricant to use. I'll try a good dry lube and see how that works.

bountyhunter
July 18, 2003, 03:07 PM
Best to take the cylinder off and thoroughly hose it out with acetone spray to strip out the crud. Then, use a good grease like Militec on the end of the crane tube (that's where they wear first if left dry). Apply light grease on the tube surface. Don't oil the inner surface of the ejector rod on the hammer side as then it accumulates carbon when you eject empties. That sticks to the rod and gets pushed up under the star and eventually the cylinder will bind. Put grease on the star ratchets as they get a lot of stress.

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