SS Redhawk lubrication

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Zcarp2

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My Redhawk was sticky so I detailed stripped and cleaned all the pocket fuzz (for lack of a better description) out of the action. I used gun oil to lube it and now the trigger is gritty feeling - better & different.

What grease do you use on your SS guns? Other lube?

I did a search and came up empty.

Thanks for the information -
 

Jimbo357mag

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I'm no expert but I would use a solvent to wash all the stuff out of the trigger assembly. I have used "Gun Scrubber" or mineral spirits, and then lube with a good quality gun oil like Rem oil. :D

...Jimbo
 

Flash

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I just remove the grips on a gun I suspect of being dirty inside and soak it in kerosene. A five gallon bucket lasts for years. Afterwards, just blow it off with compressed air and shoot it.
 

contender

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Flash has a good method,, but i'd add a good gun oil designed for lubrication after a soaking. Or,, you can use a brake or carb spray cleaner to wash out the action area,, then use a good lubing oil after that. I have several I use,, and all seem to work good for me.
 

Zcarp2

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Maybe I wasn't clear. The action is clean. Yet, still gritty feeling. I have been dry firing to smooth it out and it seems to get worse. How do I know something isn't galling? The sides of the trigger itself are getting shiney and showing rub marks from the frame with oil all over it.
 

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Maybe you got something reassembled a little "off" when you put it back together. Take it down again,, clean it shiny,, and study it to see where it's polishing the metal to metal parts.
 

GP100man

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Take the spring out & turn it around , Ive found some springs that were tite on 1 end & would drag on the strut. But theres many places to smooth up .
 

Boxhead

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The combination of Ruger's internal fit and finish (lack thereof that is) and stainless steel results in what you are experiencing I suspect. At least that is my experience. I would disassemble and very carefully debur any obvious "warts" that may exist on all moving parts and gently use fine crocus backed by a flat piece of steel, glass, etc., as necessary on most areas staying away from the hammer/sear contact points. Blow it all clean with brake cleaner and lube the contact surfaces with Triflow again staying away from the hammer/sear contact points. Then dry fire it double action while watching Chris Matthews. The screen makes a good target... My two bits.
 

I_Like_Pie

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It is grit or a burr in the plunger tunnel of the trigger assembly. No matter how much you get out there is always some grit in between that tunnel and the plunger itself.

Once you get that plunger slicked up and polished, debur the tunnel, and get the grit out that gun will be smooth as silk again.

Also the spring retainer that goes onto the hammer can be smoothed up.
 
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