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Postby snakeeater » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:39 am

Any thoughts on using marine wheel bearing for hinge pin and hook ? Thanks .
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Re: grease

Postby Silvers » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:32 pm

Fritz, when a question like yours is posed on gun sites it usually prompts replies by fellas who try to sound like graduate lubrication engineers in testing labs. The fact is that the hinge pin, hook and frame knuckle are not subjected to high speed repetitive cycles and hence any good modern lube grease will do. Far more important is to clean and replace the grease regularly. A Q-tip works well for cleaning old grease from the hinge pin and hook. And an old rag on the frame knuckle and f/e iron radius. To apply I use a plastic applicator that looks like a large hypodermic needle ...... just a small drop or two on each surface. Alternately the grease can be put on using a toothpick.

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Re: grease

Postby spyder » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:32 pm

I always suspected that. Thanks for confirming, Frank.
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Re: grease

Postby Jeff S » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:03 pm

Frank, good tip on the "application" technique. Is your applicator something that you purchased and you "load" with grease? There was a time in my life when I used to shoot a black powder, muzzle loading revolver (Cabelas). Each cylinder would be loaded with powder, cornmeal and then the lead ball. Once the ball was "seated" I was told to apply "crisco" to the top of the ball to seal the cylinder. After my first outing, I determined that there had to be a better way to store, and apply crisco. I bought a very small container of Elmer's glue and rinsed all of the glue out with hot water. Then I packed the glue dispenser with crisco. I carried this Elmer's glue dispenser with me and whenever I needed to "seal" the chambers on my revolver, I would twist open the cap, and squirt a little crisco onto the cylinder. Worked like a charm. Maybe I'll try that with my grease.
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Re: grease

Postby Silvers » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:34 pm

Jeff, good thinking. That's a great idea for percussion revolvers.

For lubing double guns as described here I use a 10 cc size polymer syringe, Brownells # 081-100-610 @ $14.99 for 6 syringes, retail cost. Remove the plunger, add some grease, no need to fill it completely, then replace the plunger. Let it stand with the tip UP in a warm place for a day or so; the grease will migrate back against the plunger. Then the air will be expelled when you push on it. For heavy grease I'll snip about 1/4" off the tip to get a larger diameter orifice.

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Re: grease

Postby snakeeater » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:30 am

Silvers wrote:Fritz, when a question like yours is posed on gun sites it usually prompts replies by fellas who try to sound like graduate lubrication engineers in testing labs. The fact is that the hinge pin, hook and frame knuckle are not subjected to high speed repetitive cycles and hence any good modern lube grease will do. Far more important is to clean and replace the grease regularly. A Q-tip works well for cleaning old grease from the hinge pin and hook. And an old rag on the frame knuckle and f/e iron radius. To apply I use a plastic applicator that looks like a large hypodermic needle ...... just a small drop or two on each surface. Alternately the grease can be put on using a toothpick.

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Frank, Thanks I clean the pin , hook and knuckle as you said. I do it every other time its used. I know marine grease is for high speed and heat, however it sticks well and I have a ton of it around. I have 3 boat trailers to keep up so that is what is handy. Thanks All, Cheers Fritz.
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Re: grease

Postby abner » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:30 pm

Frank: I hate to ask this, but your photos really do help when you are teaching. Thanks, Ralph
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Re: grease

Postby Silvers » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:44 am

Ralph, I added a pic to my second reply.

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Re: grease

Postby abner » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:40 am

Thanks
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Re: grease

Postby vaturkey » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:56 am

I seem to have a flashback to 30 years ago and some folks were using STP as hinge pin grease. Maybe I'm wrong, but I seem to recall that at some point.
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