Oil for Ruger old army

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Finally got back to my Ruger. Got it stripped down and found it was full of grease. Is this the recommended lube and what type would be best? Or do i need to clean this black and brown crud out and stick with oil?
 

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I thought so. Grease will be coming out this weekend. Anyone know where i can get wood handgrips for one of these? Has the bulky rubber one, which is ok if you have giant hands like the guy i got it from
 

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GOOGLE wood grips for Ruger Old Army -- there are many to choose from:thumb:;):ghostly:
 

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I thought so. Grease will be coming out this weekend. Anyone know where i can get wood handgrips for one of these? Has the bulky rubber one, which is ok if you have giant hands like the guy i got it from
I might be interested in your bulky rubber grip, in the event you are selling that once you find suitable wood replacement grips...
 

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I might be interested in your bulky rubber grip, in the event you are selling that once you find suitable wood replacement grips...
Those pachmayers (and others) work very well on the rugers.
 

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Got the grunge out last weekend, and it does work smoother. Seems to be and oil well`s worth of brown still coming out of that little plunger on the hammer, but i`ll check that out again next time i clean it, which will probably be Saturday or Sunday.
 

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On modern revolvers I use grease on the lock work but with black powder, because of the corrosive aspect, I totally dismantle and clean everything after each shooting session so I use standard gun oil.
 

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I like to use Ballistol since it handles any little bit of moisture anywhere, no need to use WD-40 and then remove that so I can oil it. Sometimes it’s lasted as little as 6 months and sometimes it has worked for nearly 2 years. It’s not the best long term oil, but for what it does (works nicely on wood and leather, and is also cut with water to clean or use as a patch lube, among other things) it’s a big winner in my book.
 

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What lasts all the time is Mobil1 synthetic grease. If a space is "occupied" then nothing else can be there at the same time (that's just the way it is . . . ask Archimedes!! ) anyway, I've been doing that for years and had no problems with it. I even use it in Cartridge revolvers (mine too !!!)!! My competition customers tell me that it works just like I say and they have no issues! I tell them to check it once a yr. and add some if they feel the need. Of course it may turn dark if the revolver is used frequently (competition) and if that alarms you, don't check the oil in your car between changes!! Lol !!!

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Well, don't know how to "edit " (dont see it offered) so I'll just add that the "frame packing" in conjunction with an "action shield" keeps the action pretty much pristine!! Of the competition guns sent to me for "checking" after a years competition and winning a championship, those with an action shield were excellent with minimal fouling! ( Bunk, I think yours was an early one for the "packing " but no action shield at that time).


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Well, don't know how to "edit " (dont see it offered) so I'll just add that the "frame packing" in conjunction with an "action shield" keeps the action pretty much pristine!! Of the competition guns sent to me for "checking" after a years competition and winning a championship, those with an action shield were excellent with minimal fouling! ( Bunk, I think yours was an early one for the "packing " but no action shield at that time).


Mike
Mike, you can edit for only a short period of time on this board.
 

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Finally got back to my Ruger. Got it stripped down and found it was full of grease. Is this the recommended lube and what type would be best? Or do i need to clean this black and brown crud out and stick with oil?
Gun oil on all bearing surfaces except the ratchet star , flat spring contacts and arbors. These need grease. Many times what is thought of as grease in dirty guns is actually congealed oil and fouling.
 

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