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Yes, with every gun cleaning. 0 0%
Yes, but not with every gun cleaning. 8 12.70%
No, never. 55 87.30%
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:55 AM   #1
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Poll: Lubricating your magazines?

I've always left mine dry in fear of attracting dirt/grime/etc., but someone on a thread I recently read stated they lube theirs on occasion. So I checked out what Google had to say and there were mixed responses there as well. Did a quick check on KT and couldn't readily find anything either.

So do you? Vote in the above 'Poll'.
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:04 PM   #2
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I've never oiled a magazine. If they can be taken apart, I've wiped them out.
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:17 PM   #3
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No never and I've never heard of anyone doing that. The only thing I do with my magazines is break them down and clean them when needed.
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:35 PM   #4
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Never heard of such a silly thing. In the military we were warned to NEVER lube ammo or magazines.

As cleaning them is such an easy task, why would anyone want to attract dirt, lint, powder residue and other unholy unworthy crap into their magazines? They don't need lubrication, so why do it?

This seems like yet another internet fable to not pay attention to.
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:36 PM   #5
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Well heck... you guys gotta pay more attention to the forum responses . I saw it here first and was curious so I Googled it as well. Mixed responses (some definitely do) out there...
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:18 PM   #6
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..."Clean with alcohol, magazines are designed to function properly when DRY". That's the way it was explained to me by Uncle Ray, I cleaned and oiled the magazines for his .30 carbine and found that they wouldn't subsequently hold the rounds? The cartridges just sort of bled out!!!
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:22 PM   #7
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Of course everything on Google is the gospel truth. NOT! I saw the lube his magazines post. Lets see how can I put this? Let a sleeping dog lie. You got to pick your battles. I totally disagree with his statement but CHOSE NOT to mention it or make a big deal out of it. Unless he had asked a direct question, "should I lube the inside of my magazines?" then I would respond.

I have NEVER lube a magazine inside or outside, clean out dirt, yes but no lube, never heard or read it was needed or recommended. And I've been doing this a long time.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:42 PM   #8
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2Sharp (and those prior) - I appreciate your responses. And although no one stated, Google is gospel, I certainly hope those reading here agree to your statement- seems pretty obvious I'd hope.

Yes, that was the post I saw recently. This wasn't a battle though, nor intended to spark one. If it was perceived that way OR my question in the other thread was perceived in this manner - well... it was perceived incorrectly.

Very wise men before us all said - the only stupid question is the one not asked. Now, no one actually said this question was stupid, but it's not far fetched to perceive it that way based on the responses so far.

As I mentioned, I had never lubed a magazine for the reasons that have already been mentioned - but being that there apparently are those that do - I was hoping to hear from them. I'm guessing maybe they don't own Kimbers or frequent this site though

FWIW, there are magazine wax and lubricant sold on the web, even Brownell's makes mention of it in this article: https://www.brownells.com/aspx/learn...aspx?lid=10505
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:29 PM   #9
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I don’t remember if I was taught to lube them or not. But I just have never done so.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:58 PM   #10
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When finishing cleaning my guns, I always wipe them with a rag to collect any residual lubricant. That's the same rag I'll use on the magazines, both inside and out. The residual gun oil on the rag cleans off not only fingerprints, but protects the metal against rust. How else can you prevent rusty magazines?
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