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February 01, 2001, 16:41
Start some notes, since folks always ask 'what do you do?'

Be careful of too much lube. PER the FN manual-

- on the gas system chrome- plated parts.
- on gas cylinder
- barrel
- outer surface or face of breech block
- magazine platform or body (internals especially)
- magazine catch
- sights
- inside brech block
- breechblock/locking shoulders interface
- receiver rails bottom and side surfaces

A good grease like Tetra works fine for the springs and sliding parts, but remove excess. DO NOT leave excess grease on ANY spring.

Long-term storage requires overall lube, and cleanup prior to first firing.

1*.....Train Like You Fight: Second Place is NOT an Option.

E.M. (Ted) Dannemiller II