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New Super Blackhawk

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by double bogey, Oct 20, 2013.

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  1. double bogey

    double bogey Member

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    I just purchased a new Super blackhawk in .44 mag. Do I need to clean or lube before going to the range? My last single action was a single six .22/.22mag I traded in 1981.
    The action seems smooth enough, but I cleaned the ejector rod area and greased it, its much smoother there now. Just wanted to be sure before I shot it tomorrow.
     
  2. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Yes you need to lube it. Most new guns are shipped from the factory dry. Run several patches down the barrel too to remove metal shavings and or oil.
     
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    A good basic cleaning is always a good thing to do. A little oil never hurts but don't over do it.
     
  4. 556by45guy

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    Yes, you should clean and lube it before you shoot it. Luckily that is very easy to do with the SBH. Clean and lube it like you would if you shot it a few times and didn't clean it. Besides getting off the cosmoline, or whatever type of protectant they used, I also clean the factory grease and oil off completely and replace it with the products that I use. That's what I do when I buy a new gun or even a used one.
     
  5. double bogey

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    It's stainless, it doesn't appear to have anything on the outside. It has a little copper fouling, but a search seems to point to fouling from test firing. I need to disassemble and lube contact areas.



    I'll get pics, cuz it didn't happen unless there are pics, right?
     
  6. jakk280rem

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    In this case we'll believe you. But if if you want to post some pics that's okay too.
     
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    Just shoot it. You will be able to feel when the action is dry and needs a little oil. Same for the basepin.
     
  8. farm23

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    CraigC is good to listen to. As a matter of habit I clean and lightly oil before shooting. In my opinion over oiling is a common mistake.
     
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