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Smooth Gun

Postby Bull Can » Tue May 06, 2014 11:19 am

Any tips/tricks on making my benelli nova more smooth/fluid? Yes I do clean and lightly oil the gun... If you pump it slow you will notice halfway through there's catch or friction point. Other novas have it too. Not a huge issue but would like to fix it.
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Re: Smooth Gun

Postby Force Fetch » Tue May 06, 2014 12:23 pm

Not sure about your benelli, but I have slicked up a couple of 870 Wingmasters using Flitz polish and oil. Just loaded the slides up with Flitz and oil and worked the action while watching the boob tube and any other time I went in the gun room. Worked for me.
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Re: Smooth Gun

Postby clampdaddy » Tue May 06, 2014 10:24 pm

Rather than oil I use a few dabs of white lithium grease on the contact points on most of my guns (the sbe2 gets oil). Always seemed to have a slicker feel than when I used oil.
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Re: Smooth Gun

Postby Jon Bergren » Sat May 10, 2014 10:43 am

Bull Can wrote:Any tips/tricks on making my benelli nova more smooth/fluid? Yes I do clean and lightly oil the gun... If you pump it slow you will notice halfway through there's catch or friction point. Other novas have it too. Not a huge issue but would like to fix it.

I used valve seating compound and then pumped them 300 times. I have done about eight Rem Expresses. I use Hoppes gun oil. Ned S
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Re: Smooth Gun

Postby 3200 man » Sat May 10, 2014 9:04 pm

Put dab of owlshit in the slide groves , it's labeled as STOS.......... :yes:
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Re: Smooth Gun

Postby Jon Bergren » Mon May 12, 2014 8:13 am

I odered a tube of Flitz polish to smooth out my 3 1/2 870 which is very tight. I'll let you know how it does. IT's coming from Midway. Ned S
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Re: Smooth Gun

Postby Jimmy82 » Sat May 24, 2014 12:23 am

You could run your fingernail down any sort of edges inside the receiver or on the slide arms, to see if there are any burrs. If you have small honing stones or emry cloth you could focus on the burrs themselves. I've done this for a lot military firearms. You don't want to use files or sandpaper, they will remove to much material and make things go out of tolerance. But the above mentioned stuff would probably be best for just general friction.
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Re: Smooth Gun

Postby BLink101 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:51 am

Times change. While looking through one of the guns safes, I recently realized that with a bit of finagling, I actually could fit in another shotgun without buying another safe. That was exciting news and conjured images of a fine sporting shotgun that I recently ran through its paces at the 2014 SHOT Show—the Benelli Ethos.
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Re: Smooth Gun

Postby z51 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:36 am

BLink101 wrote:Times change. While looking through one of the guns safes, I recently realized that with a bit of finagling, I actually could fit in another shotgun without buying another safe. That was exciting news and conjured images of a fine sporting shotgun that I recently ran through its paces at the 2014 SHOT Show—the Benelli Ethos.


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