Preventing Slide Lockup & Ammo Jams: Owner's Manual Cleaning & Lube Instructions

 

 

The full Owner's Manual is available for free download here.

 

 

From the Cleaning & Maintenance section:

 

Clean the barrel bore with a premium quality, powder removing solvent and bore brush. Wipe the bore clean with a bore patch or swab. Using a small brush and solvent, remove all deposits from around the breech of the barrel, and chamber, extractor, locking lugs, and adjacent areas which have been subjected to the action of the powder or primer residue. Remove any residue on the frame with light brushing and solvent. Clean the magazine well by removing any grit, dust, or residue with a magazine well swab.

 

The Boberg XR9-S comes pre-lubricated at the factory with a non-evaporating lubricant. However, it is recommended that the XR9-S be periodically lubricated, especially after cleaning. In Figures 13-20 the key lubrication points are shown. One drop of oil in each area is recommended. Any excess lubricant should be wiped off, especially on the grip area. While we currently use Break-Free CLP™ brand lubricant; any product of equivalent performance should be sufficient.

 

 

And use a Moly-based lube such as LPS on the unlock block as shown:

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If you don't have one of these yet, you will probably want to pick one up.  It makes application of small drops of oil so much easier.  I use the pen type.  If you have a Harbor Freight in your area, they sell an item similar to the $19.99 Brownell's item for half the price.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=0/k=oiler/t=P/ksubmit=y/Products...

Needle oilers are ok if you are using standard gun oil like Hoppes.  Otherwise the Breakfree CLP has a straw nozzle and just "spritzes" over everything and then you give it a wipe.  The oil will go to the right places.  Either way works OK, but the CLP gets in and cleans and lubricates.  Gun oil only goes in after a good cleaning, hoping the solvent gets into all the rights spots.

I start with Powderblast and use Hoppes Elite on the lower grip portion because Powderblast is used to clean the plastic shotshell streaks out of barrels so you might have to be cautious on polymer grips.

I should have lubed before my first trip to the range. I did not clean or oil when I received it, so aside from strip for inspection it was as stock. It jammed as frequently as my pf-9 did when new, but was jamming in a locked-in-place manner.

Once I lubed it at the range, things improved drastically.

I tried to leave the "Arne" lube on the "unblock" block.  The only reason I got jams was due to not pulling the slide all the way back.  A few others I let shoot had the same problem.

Here it is on ebay for 9.99 with free shipping, also harbor freight has a plastic one for two bucks.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PRECISION-OIL-PEN-OILER-ALUMINUM-BODY-FREE-...

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result?q=pen+oiler

Bruce said:

If you don't have one of these yet, you will probably want to pick one up.  It makes application of small drops of oil so much easier.  I use the pen type.  If you have a Harbor Freight in your area, they sell an item similar to the $19.99 Brownell's item for half the price.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=0/k=oiler/t=P/ksubmit=y/Products...

Or use a 6" piece of 22 gauge wire, or 16 gauge stranded unwound, or music wire or, plastic broom strand... anything thin dipped in to your lube for controlled application. Practice and you to can be like the experts. Disclaimer: an expect is somebody from out of town.

It must be political season I feel like championing citizens to take their lives in to their own hands!

"Disclaimer: an expert is somebody from out of town."

Or, as I believe Dogbert once quoted: "Those outside the company are perceived as being smarter than those inside the company".

I pasted the 4 compound photos into a MS PowerPoint slide deck for my own bench reference.  I added a copyright BAC and backdated it to 2011 on each slide and loaded that up to google docs.

If anyone wants the slides, they should be available at this link.  Boberg Lubrication Slides  I set it up so as long as you click through that link you should be able to view and print the slides without needing a Google Docs sign on. 

If anyone has an issue with this being made available, please let me know and I will pull it down.  I think it's ok because the same pictures are available publicly through the on-line documentation.

I you guys want me to add something for the Camblock and Barrel Lug lubriction with moly/graphite anti-seize, I would gladly add that picture with lubrication points.  I just squirt a bit here and there, but really don't know if it's being applied in all the right places.

Is there any certain way I should be applying the antiseize to the barrel and unlocking block? I just put some on a brush and slather a thin coat on the block. And where can I find the additional lubrication points that aren't go the manual?
Is there any certain way I should be applying the antiseize to the barrel and unlocking block? I just put some on a brush and slather a thin coat on the block. And where can I find the additional lubrication points that aren't go the manual?

I just did my first application of the antiseize goop and I think I applied WAAAY too much.  I had to wipe off the extra that was sqeezed between the barrel and unlock block.  I'm thinking of using a toothpick next time.  It seem like you only need a tiny bit to do the job.

Arne mentioned that additional lube points have been added. If I can get some pictures on the oil and anti seize application points, I would be happy to update my document.

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