Lube on bolt carrier?
This might sound dumb but I have a question about lubing the bolt carrier.
I read the sticky at the top of the page and the diagram shows to put oil on the bolt carrier rails.
Is there no need to put oil on the body of the carrier?
Nope. The carrier is NOT a tube in a tube. It rides on the rails so thats where you need to lubricate.
I wipe the entire bolt carrier down with a thin coat of CLP before I lube the rails. It's more for corrosion protection and peace of mind than for lubrication.
Take a look at the carrier rails, then at the rest of the carrier. There should be little if any wear on the carrier itself, versus the rails.
No need for lube all over the Bolt Carrier, just the rails. I only lube my BC rails, my bolt and my bolt cam pin. Any more and I get excessive fouling...although that is on a M16A4
Just squrit lube behind the gas rings by pulling the bolt slightly to the rear. I assure you, after the first round is fired, there will be ample lube in the upper reciever.
It looked like it only rubbed on the rails but I wanted to be sure. I haven't really fired enough through this for it to show any wear, and I lubed and cleaned it tonight to be sure it didn't rust. I need to take it out soon and I wanted to be sure something wasn't dry that needed oil.
CLP will leave a protective film if you scrub it onto the surface your worried about, then you are free to wipe off the excess. That is a very good method of protecting your internals, as well as the barrel of your weapon during storage and use.