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Cleaning New M1 Field 12 AWG

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My first Benelli, any information on how (what) to clean and oil and how often? Manual outlines stripping operation only - I don't want to oil/clean parts that should be left dry.

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You shouldn't need to leave much oil on anything in the receiver, if you use an oil or a lubricant make sure its a light oil or spray, not anything like grease. If hunting in wet conditions dissassemble bolt and clean/wipe dry occasionally. Their is a tube with a spring going from the back of the receiver into the buttstock that you should keep an eye on and spray wd-40 or some Rem Oil into occassionally or dissassemble that as well and clean and keep from rust forming.

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Do not use wd-40 or any other type of cheap lubricant.Benelli shotguns have factory reqiurements that are to be used. My manuals have a guide line on cleaning and maintinence and so should yours. M1014

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I just purchased an M1 (new) but the box and manual had been destroyed by a flood at at the gunshop. The manual I downloaded doesn't talk about cleaning the recoil spring ( the long spring that goes into the butt stock). Is this something that I should clean and how? I also agree don't use wd-40 use a good gun oil.

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What lube should you use on the SBE. I had one that was stolen and it recomended a dry graphite. The new one I purchased didn't come with the lube. I have tried a light gun oil but it doesn't work very well as the powder residue and the oil just gum things up. Any recomendations would be appreciated.

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hey man,its touch and go on oil.trial and error,type of ammo has its effect on viscosity as does amount of use ,storage,etc.Dont forget a variety of gun oils and there prices.Type gun oil on the web and wow,decisions decisions :confused: :rolleyes: smile.gif

 

[ 11-02-2003, 04:52 PM: Message edited by: M1014 ]

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Try Pro-Tec. I use it and like it. The gun oil is light and good quality and comes in a greater syringe applicator that allows you to put a DROP where you want it. They also have a good grease if you ever need that - same syringe applicator. I have heard good things bout FP-10 and Militec. Breakfree gets so-so reviews because the teflon needs to be shaken well and it tends to dry out. Some people combine a grease with oil for longer-lasting lubrication and adhesion (grease) and lubricity of the oil. I use this combo on the rails of my .45, for instance. Works great...

Experiment a bit, avoid the WD40 and you will find what you like and what works well. Stay safe,

Tacman

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