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NCHeel
03-12-2012, 18:49
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.

Restless28
03-12-2012, 18:56
I picked my 6920 up today and it's slicked up, almost like CLP. Smooth like butter.

bmoore
03-12-2012, 19:32
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.

faawrenchbndr
03-12-2012, 19:45
From the factory, a preservative is used, not a lube.
When the corrosion preventative ages it gets tacky.

NCHeel
03-12-2012, 19:52
From the factory, a preservative is used, not a lube.
When the corrosion preventative ages it gets tacky.I think that is it. Anyway to figure out the manufacture date? The mags that came with it are 5-09.

WoodenPlank
03-12-2012, 19:57
I think that is it. Anyway to figure out the manufacture date? The mags that came with it are 5-09.

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.

gomerpyle
03-12-2012, 21:03
Cosmoline. Or something of the sort

vafish
03-13-2012, 05:07
From the factory, a preservative is used, not a lube.
When the corrosion preventative ages it gets tacky.

This, clean and lube before firing.

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Manimal
03-13-2012, 07:43
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?

TnGlocker12
03-13-2012, 14:46
I got a new 6920 last November and had to clean and lube it good before firing the first time.

faawrenchbndr
03-13-2012, 14:55
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?


I always clean, inspect and lube any new weapon or part, before use.

wingspar
03-14-2012, 21:21
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.

faawrenchbndr
03-14-2012, 21:31
Ordorless mineral spirits are outstanding for cleaning the preservative.

nursetim
03-14-2012, 21:33
Hopefully Bacon. :supergrin:

glock031
03-14-2012, 21:35
The date of manufacture is stamped on the barrel under handguards.

wingspar
03-14-2012, 21:39
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.

Javelin
03-14-2012, 21:40
The tears from virgin gypsies applied by orphaned children using only the finest bald eagle feathers.


Everybody knows that.

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Javelin
03-15-2012, 22:44
I was kidding I was kidding.

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