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What does Colt use for lube at their factory?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by NCHeel, Mar 12, 2012.


  1. NCHeel

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    Got the LE6940 and whatever they put on the BCG is tacky as glue. Guess you can't fire one one of these out of the box.
     

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    I picked my 6920 up today and it's slicked up, almost like CLP. Smooth like butter.
     

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    They lube them with special Colt fairy dust so when you pull the charging handle you inhale it and then fall into a deep trance and know nothing else besides Colt.





    Just jokin, not sure what they put on them, A good soak in mineral spirits and a coat of your favorite lube should get you up and running.
     
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    From the factory, a preservative is used, not a lube.
    When the corrosion preventative ages it gets tacky.
     
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    I think that is it. Anyway to figure out the manufacture date? The mags that came with it are 5-09.
     
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    It would have to be on the box, paperwork, etc. I don't think Colt date codes their guns like some companies do (ie: H&K), and the mags could be made long before (or even after, if the gun sat around a while) the rifle was. There might be a serial number reference floating around the 'net somewhere, too, like the one here at GT for Glock manufacturing dates.
     
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    Cosmoline. Or something of the sort
     
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    This, clean and lube before firing.

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    I am assuming that this the same stuff that comes on lower parts kits? And that it should be cleaned off before assembling it into a lower?
     
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    I got a new 6920 last November and had to clean and lube it good before firing the first time.
     
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    I always clean, inspect and lube any new weapon or part, before use.
     
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    I just picked up my NIB 6920 last night, and I’m here to tell you that goop they use as a preservative is on there thick. The firing pin was so gooped up, it was a totally different color after I cleaned it up. Lost track of how many times I had to wash my hands during the process so I wouldn’t contaminate clean parts by touching them.
     
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    Ordorless mineral spirits are outstanding for cleaning the preservative.
     
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    The date of manufacture is stamped on the barrel under handguards.
     
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    I read that somewhere, but forgot where I read that, so I just used Hoppes 9. I found where I read it today. A combination of one quart odorless mineral spirits and approx 60 ml of CLP. Pour the used solvent into a jar for storage and the residue will settle to the bottom of the container allowing the solvent to be reused.
     
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