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I've been asked to service a mates meteor mk2 which has a leather washer, what is the best oil to use for the washer? Along with new washer I'm fitting new spring, guide, breech seal and screws. The old cracked spring guide parted during disassembly.

Thanks in advance...

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a thin oil that dosnt evapourate and get stiff............cause that will create drag

maybe a silicon grease......(it wont desiel)...that will keep the leather supple and then rub it in graphite powder 

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10 hours ago, moor man said:

Ta for replies but I'm none the wiser, surely it's not metal to metal in air rifle chamber but leather to metal?

So you think that what ever lubricates the washer will not find its way back to the piston head and skirt? Mineral oil will diesel, fact, but it was about all anyone had back in the day, Neat's foot oil is the best you will find but it's not cheap and you have to buy 1/2 ltr at a time usually.

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grease, light oil and white spirit, soak it then fit, spring guns work best burning a small amount of fuel per cycle, with what ever you put on the spring being shunted forward and acting as fuel and lube.

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