Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

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Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by ewetstone » 04 Jan 2015, 23:56

What do most of you gentlemen use to clean and then lubricate your Five Seven?

The manual warns against anything this Hydrocarbons, Ammonia or Trichlorethylene but does not recommend anything.

I did hear that the FN factory uses Ballistol...don't know if its true.

Does anyone use Breakfree CLP? I know Hopps #9 has ammonia in it.

Also what are the lube points....manual doesn't really specify.

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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by Buffman » 05 Jan 2015, 07:17

I use M1 15w-50 :D

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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by bruteandbear1 » 05 Jan 2015, 09:50

I use Hopp's solvent and oil and I have never had a single issue. The Lubrication points I lube is the chamber, the sliderails, hammer, disconnect etc.

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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by panzermk2 » 05 Jan 2015, 12:12

Ballistol is recommended now since Browning has taken over CS and the Elmer Fudds there are in love with the stuff.


I use Froglube.
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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by GONRA » 05 Jan 2015, 14:04

GONRA uses MolyKoat "G" MoS2 paste on all my "collector items".

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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by Rapier1772 » 05 Jan 2015, 21:45

I use Hoppe's solvent and oil, no problems.

Lube points: slide rails, firing pin, hammer, recoil spring
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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by NLVMike » 06 Jan 2015, 12:15

One of the things I love about my Five Seven is the low maintenance. I pull mine apart and hit the lower with a blast of compressed air, and you could never tell it is not brand new after 5,000 rounds. I pull the barrel out and with a q-tip and carb cleaner, make sure there is no lacquer in the chamber. Run a brush through the barrel with whatever cleaner is laying around. (Borescrubber, Hoppes, CLP) Check to make sure the firing pin channel is clear, wipe it down with a rag that got oily cleaning my other guns and put it back together.

I wouldn't overthink the oil/cleaner issue too much. This gun is way too easy.

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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by ewetstone » 06 Jan 2015, 14:17

NLVMike wrote:One of the things I love about my Five Seven is the low maintenance. I pull mine apart and hit the lower with a blast of compressed air, and you could never tell it is not brand new after 5,000 rounds. I pull the barrel out and with a q-tip and carb cleaner, make sure there is no lacquer in the chamber. Run a brush through the barrel with whatever cleaner is laying around. (Borescrubber, Hoppes, CLP) Check to make sure the firing pin channel is clear, wipe it down with a rag that got oily cleaning my other guns and put it back together.

I wouldn't overthink the oil/cleaner issue too much. This gun is way too easy.
Being brand new to pistols of this type and only familiar with 1911's, does anyone have a schematic to show where the firing pin channel is located? :?:

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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by panzermk2 » 06 Jan 2015, 15:07

Remove you slide, turn the slide up side down, the ens without the barrel in it you will see a grove in the middle with a spring in it. This is the channel.
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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by ewetstone » 06 Jan 2015, 15:25

panzermk2 wrote:Remove you slide, turn the slide up side down, the ens without the barrel in it you will see a grove in the middle with a spring in it. This is the channel.
Thank you.

Is the firing pin channel an area where you should not use any lube? I have read that it should be kept dry of oil to prevent dirt and grime from collecting in it.

Does this sound correct?

Also...can dry firing the gun do any harm?

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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by panzermk2 » 06 Jan 2015, 16:11

Dry firing will not hurt, in fact you should dry fire as part of your cleaning procedure.


You NEED lube there just don't slather it on like a Cosmolined comblock nagant.
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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by PainKillaX » 08 Jan 2015, 02:37

I use Hoppes solvent and oil, and carb cleaner, in the FsN, Frog Lube on the XDs, and have been tossing around trying some different greases on the Sig instead of Hoppes. The 1911 gets spit and RemOil.

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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by JoJo » 19 Jan 2015, 10:08

I use FrogLube. One of my in laws is a retired sniper. He was visiting and I showed him my bench. I bragged that I used only FrogLube and we got into a discussion. Of course he had strong opinions and the experience to back them up. He left with a supply of FrogLube and a DVD that I assembled from the internet.

For Christmas, he gave me a new large bottle of FrogLube and a thank you!

Thank You, panzermk2. You always give great advice.

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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by Bazzer69 » 12 Apr 2015, 20:10

I'm ex British Military and a sailor to boot. I checked down at San Diego with a couple of SOG guys, and it seems they might well use FrogLube. I put it on my P7m8 and all was great, I was worried about salt air and all that. I didn't fire it for a month or two and when I did I had a malfunction , the firing pin was waxed up. I cleaned all the Froglube out and all was well again. So I concluded its great stuff if you don't leave it on to long. Oh, it totally protected the pistol against any kind of corrosion.

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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by PainKillaX » 13 Apr 2015, 06:33

Bazzer69 wrote:I'm ex British Military and a sailor to boot. I checked down at San Diego with a couple of SOG guys, and it seems they might well use FrogLube. I put it on my P7m8 and all was great, I was worried about salt air and all that. I didn't fire it for a month or two and when I did I had a malfunction , the firing pin was waxed up. I cleaned all the Froglube out and all was well again. So I concluded its great stuff if you don't leave it on to long. Oh, it totally protected the pistol against any kind of corrosion.
Yep. In my two years now using Frog Lube, it will gum up if you let it sit, but it works great as long as it's relatively fresh.

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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by krowpots » 21 Apr 2015, 11:08

Has anyone tried FIREclean? It seems to be getting very good reviews from a lot of relatively trustworthy sources, but I have no idea if it would be effective for the FiveSeven.

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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by blueorison » 21 Apr 2015, 12:29

Yeah.. it works.

I use Froglube for my straightwall cartridge pistols.

the FsN likes thinner lubricants, just like the bottle-neck cartridge'd AR.

Honestly, a lot of things overlap and work for the FsN. It isn't "this or that".
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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by RetiredBadge » 22 May 2015, 22:11

I use Ballistol and lube with Gun Butter.

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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by PursuitSS » 25 Jun 2015, 17:12

I'm using the same lube for all of my firearms...

Mobil 1 0W-40 Fully Synthetic

On my AR-15's it's the only oil I've used that with the rifle sitting in the safe for MONTHS the bolt carrier is still WET.

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Re: Cleaner/Lubricant for Five Seven??

Post by Rapier1772 » 26 Jun 2015, 10:15

You left your AR sitting the safe for MONTHS??? How rude! :p :laugh:
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