Initial Cleaning

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Initial Cleaning

Post by als5seven » 06 May 2023, 06:31

Hi, New to this board and new to the M&P 5.7.
Just got the M&P and field stripped it for initial cleaning. There is evidence of it being fired at the manufacturer which is normal. The lugs of the barrel have a heavy grease like substance on them. Would this be cleaned off and a drop of oil applied? Seems like the grease is a bit much and would smoke a lot when hot. I tried finding any info on S&W site but did not have any luck. Can't wait to go to the range.
Thanks, Al K.

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Re: Initial Cleaning

Post by panzermk2 » 08 May 2023, 08:23

Brand new platform. I know lugs like this need, NOT the rest of the gun, but the lugs are going to need a heavier lube.

So it might need the grease.
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Re: Initial Cleaning

Post by Grantness » 08 May 2023, 09:59

The factory preservative and oil is meant to protect against corrosion during shipping and storage. The firearm should be cleaned before use.

I’ve been cleaning the barrel/shroud assembly with ballistol and lubricating the recommended contact points from the manual w/ Go-Juice. So far so good.

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Re: Initial Cleaning

Post by boyerr224 » 30 May 2023, 08:25

Does anyone with one of these think the trigger absolutely sucks? I am looking for an aftermarket one. It is horrible.

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