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I have read that TC recommends no lubricant at all? I always though that lube not only makes things smoother but also reduces wear? I know that over lubing can cause build up of debrie in the action. Do any of you carefully lube parts like the trigger/sear connection for smoother operation? Of course you also keep the gun and action clean in addition.
 

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Lubrication of the action parts is neither needed or desirable. The parts work great used dry, follow T/C's recommendation. I have not lubed any of my T/C frames for over 30 years without problems, even in wet southcentral Alaska. I do lube the hinge pin carefully, and wipe the outside of the frame and barrel with a rust preventative, but that's all. The only action parts I've replaced were worn due to battering, not to lack of lube. That's after many thousands and thousands of shots through each frame.

The reasoning behind T/C's recommendation is sound. When I shot IHMSA silhouette regularly in a large club, we could always spot the new guys who oiled their actions by the misfires on the firing line. They'd be frustrated and ready to toss their Contender in the trash. We'd take them aside, hose out the frame with Gunscrubber, and they'd be good to go for the next match. And this was often in mid-winter with snow on the ground and no dust or dirt to stick to the oil.

After 40 years T/C does know a thing or two about their guns. ;)


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Lone Star is right on. And above all, KEEP THE OIL OFF THE BOLT! Can't tell you how many new guy's guns I've seen locked up because of oil on the locking bolt.
 
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