Originally Posted by bryan cc tx
Yes, I'm lubing inside of mag. Even greased the side of the follower to ease movement.
Follower with no spring moves freely to the top and bottom. With spring and floor plate no wear is noticed on grease on the follower.
Mags from CDNN, purchased Saturday after New town.
I personally don't like to use any lube on mags, other than maybe a drilube. Lube will only attract dirt and dust.
Its possible that that cosmoline has hardened inside which is causing the hangup. Anyone that has ever cleaned a mosin knows the stuff can turn into cement. If you think this may be the issue, you may just want to boil the mag housing for 10 - 15 min.
Only other thing I can think of is the springs are in backwards.