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Old 08-20-2012, 03:55 PM   #16
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All of FNH guns have the protective oil like Sigs do and they recomend a cleaning before the first time use. I think it's a good idea so you start out with your gun in optimum condition.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:00 PM   #17
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My gun was bought online and was still wrapped in plastic and was pretty heavily covered in oil, so hopefully shooting a few hundred rounds through it without cleaning it the first time was okay. I've since put around 2500 rounds through it and haven't had a single malfunction whatsoever, but I'll definitely clean and lube the next gun I buy before I shoot it. Thanks everyone who contributed.
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My gun was bought online and was still wrapped in plastic and was pretty heavily covered in oil, so hopefully shooting a few hundred rounds through it without cleaning it the first time was okay. I've since put around 2500 rounds through it and haven't had a single malfunction whatsoever, but I'll definitely clean and lube the next gun I buy before I shoot it. Thanks everyone who contributed.

I would not worry about it at all. Sounds like your firearms is running just fine!
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My gun was bought online and was still wrapped in plastic and was pretty heavily covered in oil, so hopefully shooting a few hundred rounds through it without cleaning it the first time was okay. I've since put around 2500 rounds through it and haven't had a single malfunction whatsoever, but I'll definitely clean and lube the next gun I buy before I shoot it. Thanks everyone who contributed.
just goes to show that cleaning a nib firearm wasn't needed, why change what's worked in the past?
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Its Sig, what harm could you even do???? Next new gun, give it a quick cleaning before the range. You will also get a honest performance evaluation right off the bat.
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The only thing I might add to what Vetteguy posted is that some manufacturers still coat their products, inside and out, with cosmoline or other heavy duty preservatives. These are protectants and not really lubricants, and while the firearm will probably run through the firing cycle just fine, I'm not sure thats the best way to be breaking a new gun in.
Bingo. Browning shotguns are notorious for this. God bless 'em, FN does love its Cosmoline or whatever today's equivalent is.

I like 'em cleaned, inspected and lubed to my specs before I run 'em out.
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You will also get a honest performance evaluation right off the bat.
Good point, didn't think of that!
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I have a procedure that I follow just as an extra precaution in case there are any fine millings or shavings that can only be shook loose after firing.

Anytime I pick up a new gun, doesn't matter what brand or type, I clean and lube first. Then I fire 3 rounds and clean it again. Then 5 rounds, and clean. Then 10 rounds and clean. Is it necessary? Probably not. Is it over the top and perhaps a little crazy? Probably. Will you talk me out of it? Nope.

After that, then I rock and roll.
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