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Old 10-26-2017, 06:35 AM
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Default Thoughts on 1919 Lubrication and Cleaning ?

Hey guys I am new here and to 1919's. Just wondering what people use for oil on these guns and how much/often people are striping them down for a thorough cleaning. Is there particular oils to avoid? Is there certain areas of the weapon that need extra attention or lubrication? Thanks!
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:08 PM
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I like to run mine wet, SAE 30 motoroil is what I have been using lately

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Old 10-27-2017, 03:23 AM
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The Browning M1917/M1919/M37 Series of guns love oil. I use a combination of 50/50 Marvels Miracle Oil and Automatic Transmission Fluid. As far as cleaning, special attention has to be given to the booster on the M1919/M37 series gun as the carbon build up will hamper the gun performance.

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Old 10-27-2017, 12:23 PM
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Default I dunk the whole thing in tranny fluid

I have a kitchen sixe garbage can full of transmission fluid, dunk the whole thing, cycle the action a few times, swab the bore and chamber, hang "dry" for 24 hours, wipe down, done.
It has worked for 40 years.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:25 PM
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I have a kitchen sixe garbage can full of transmission fluid, dunk the whole thing, cycle the action a few times, swab the bore and chamber, hang "dry" for 24 hours, wipe down, done.
It has worked for 40 years.
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I like that I use a mix of synthetic motor oil and ATF and run her wet. Open the top cover pour some on cycle a couple times repeat and ready to go.
When I first got my 1919 I tried to lube it like a normal rifle, had some malfunctions.
No malfunctions using this method.

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Old 10-28-2017, 12:23 AM
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Nothing fancy for me, 10w30 motor oil and runs like a top.
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:19 AM
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Thanks guys! I have been spraying it with rem oil lol, but that just didn't feel right and its hard to get it wet with that stuff. I was thinking of using motor oil on the action and internals before shooting, but cleaning/storing it with a coat of WD-40. My dad used WD on his old Browning A5 back in the day and it always worked great except for extreme cold weather when it was a little to thick to cycle light loads which would not be an issue here. I like the idea of its rust preventing properties. But maybe that is just a feel good I got from reading the can. Any one think that is a bad idea or had a negative experience with it?
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That should work just fine
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For storage after my cleaning ritual, I just spray all the parts down with rem-oil and blow them off with air compressor, slap back together and in the safe it goes. I wont put the motor oil in until Im setup on the firing line and ready to go - it can get a bit messy if I get a little over zealous with the oil
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I use Rem Oil for cleaning and Phil Wood Waterproof Gease (sold in bicycle shops (or Amazon) as a grease for performance cycling hubs) for lube on my 1919s and M2HB.

Lubricating oils are intended to be circulated around friction and combustion points, as much for heat extraction as for lubrication.

In my opinion, grease is a better lubrication for a machine gun because it is designed to stick around the friction point, whereas oil is designed to flow away from the friction point.

The Phil Wood grease is very similar to /nautical bearing grease and is a relativley lightweight and non-tacky grease. I have found that the "feel" of the 1919s cycle is best with the waterproof grease and it sticks around for at least 1,000 rounds or so.
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