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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:58 pm 

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This might sound like a dumb question, but I recently got a new spring for my air rifle and I was wondering whether I need to oil it before I put it into the gun? If so what type of oil can I use on it??

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:06 pm 
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Oil is no good inside an airgun, it compresses and detonates which can cause a lot of internal damage
Try some lube, Honda Moly etc.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:33 pm 
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Like what was said just a light coating of moly lube is all that is required for a spring change.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:42 pm 

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It depends on if you want to get rid of the spring twang or not. If not then some grease like the moly, or just bearing grease if that's all you have. If you want to tame the noise and vibration there are a couple options, one is to use spring tar but it typically costs you a little power, or make a plastic sheath to line the piston. The sheath is a bit of a pain to make but works very well. I can explain if you're interested.

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