Discussion in 'Air Guns' started by dodo bird, May 10, 2021.
Pellgun oil is pretty cheap stuff. That I can buy. Thanks
One tube of pellgun oil will last a really long time. Just a drop or two on the tip of each C02 cylinder.
One could look up the mos on pellgun oil. And compare to other stuff.
If you're going to use something else, use a silicone based oil.
Why? Well, we don't know what the seal(s) used in your airgun are made from and using a non-silicone based lubricant could be detrimental to them. The Lyman case lube you show in your picture is petroleum based, so don't use it.
Likely any number of other silicone lubricating oils will work. Spot On treadmill lubricant costs $15 for a 4 ounce bottle, for example. Super Lube food grade silicone oil runs about $7 for a 4 ounce bottle. Both available on Amazon.
A 1/2 ounce bottle will run you a long time, because you only need to apply a drop on the tip of the CO2 cartridge, where the seal will mate up to it. A 4 ounce bottle will last you MUCH longer.
I found it for sale online from WalMart for under $3 a tube. Amazon has it for $4 a tube, but that's free shipping if you have Prime.
All this while using Pelgun oil. One drop for each cartridge and I don't leave cartridges in the guns.
Here's a link to the Pellgunoil SDS sheet:
As you can see, Crosman didn't go to the trouble of making their own SDS, they just provide the Monolec one.
I don't think the type of motor oil is particularly important.
My guess is that Crosman chose the Monolec product because it's red, which looks a bit more 'special' than regular motor oil.
I personally prefer to use Mobil 1 synthetic in my 2240, because synthetic oils are far less prone to gumming up.
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