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Old August 4th, 2012, 20:34   #1
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Silicone Oil

Just bought a Dan Wesson 6 inch airsoft revolver. The manual says " put a few
drops of silicone oil on one of the bbs loaded into the cartridge" but no mention of why, how often, or any other use of silicone oil for maintenance.
Is this necessary and and where else to apply silicone oil?
Thanks!

Also, do I use pell gun oil on the CO2 cartridge tip as it is used on pellet guns?

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Old August 5th, 2012, 00:07   #2
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I don't have the energy to run through proper gun maintenance, but I will tell you now don't put silicone oil directly on your bb's lol. Don't even think about such a ridiculous thing.
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Old August 5th, 2012, 03:05   #3
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I don't have the energy to run through proper gun maintenance, but I will tell you now don't put silicone oil directly on your bb's lol. Don't even think about such a ridiculous thing.
Is it going to "dissolve" the BBs?
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Old August 5th, 2012, 12:05   #4
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I presume oiling the bb before it is fired will lube the barrel instead of running a swab thru it ( no hop-up on the DW).
So , just to clarify:
1. Occasionally lube the barrel with silicone oil?
2. Use pellgun oil on the tip of the CO2 cartridge as done on steel bb guns and airguns?
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Old August 5th, 2012, 23:22   #5
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I presume oiling the bb before it is fired will lube the barrel instead of running a swab thru it ( no hop-up on the DW).
So , just to clarify:
1. Occasionally lube the barrel with silicone oil?
2. Use pellgun oil on the tip of the CO2 cartridge as done on steel bb guns and airguns?
Anyone experienced enough to comment on this?
Thanks!
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Old August 6th, 2012, 00:50   #6
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Anyone experienced enough to comment on this?
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lubing your hop up will negate the hop unit's ability to spin the bb causing eratic accuracy and at times loss of power and range. if the hop up bucking gets slippery, it cant "hold" the bbs enough to impart the spin it needs to create the range and flight trajectory of the bb that you want to have. as an added bonus, it takes a while for the bucking to completely dry off the silicone.

if you want to lube your barrel, remove the inner barrel from the hop unit and swab it down with silicone oil.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 01:11   #7
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lubing your hop up will negate the hop unit's ability to spin the bb causing eratic accuracy and at times loss of power and range. if the hop up bucking gets slippery, it cant "hold" the bbs enough to impart the spin it needs to create the range and flight trajectory of the bb that you want to have. as an added bonus, it takes a while for the bucking to completely dry off the silicone.

if you want to lube your barrel, remove the inner barrel from the hop unit and swab it down with silicone oil.
This is why you shouldnt oil your bb's. Thanks for actually typing it out e-luder :P
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Old August 6th, 2012, 01:26   #8
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but there is no hop-up on the gun....
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Old August 6th, 2012, 03:04   #9
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lol.

Oh shit its a Dan Wesson! I facepalm myself. Should've read it more carefully. Sorry OP.

Yes. it is mainly to put a bit of lubrication down the barrel. But as I said, just swap the barrel down with silicone and your good to go. Even if there is no hop up, you can still slightly distort how the BB exits the barrel or cartridge with a slippery BB.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 05:39   #10
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Another reason to not directly oil your BB's and feed them through your gun is simply; thinking about real firearms or even paintball guns, firing with water or excess oil in the barrel puts too much pressure on the internals (this applies more towards gas guns, not so much AEG's). You will actually do more harm than good in this sense and more often than not you will just jam BB's and/or damage some of the internals by doing this.

To reiterate what 'e-luder' stated previously, the best way to properly oil your airsoft gun is to simply take it apart and gain easy access to the parts that need lubrication.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 10:19   #11
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Thanks everyone- puzzled why ASG would suggest silicone on bb. I suppose they instruct the same for all their new line of airsoft.
Nobody mentioned if using pellgun oil on CO2 cartridge ok for airsoft pistols so
I will assume silicone oil not to be used for that.
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