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Offline gunner930

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Eric Rohrbaugh's Lube Recomendations
« on: August 21, 2004, 07:34:06 AM »
 Here is a copy of an email from Eric Rohrbaugh replying to my lubrication questions. The info is so detailed I thought it was worthy of a new topic posting. This email is not only very informative, but shows how precise Eric is, and how important his customers are to him. All in which comes out in the work of art the R9's are.....
Gunner
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From: "Eric C. Rohrbaugh"
Subject:    RE: Lubrication of my R9s
Date:    Aug 20, 2004 9:31 AM

  Thank you for inquiring about the correct lube to use on your R9. What we use
here for assembly and our own carry R9s is this:  Super Lube (R)
Multi-Purpose Grease w/ Syncolon (R) PTFE. That is the "stuff". This is
a
H.D. grease which is compatible with other lubricants. The temperature range
for this product is from -45 to +450 degrees Fahrenheit. This product will
not melt, freeze or separate. It is made by Synco Chemical Corporation
located in Bohemia, L.I., New York. Phone number for them is 1-800-253-LUBE.
I'm sure that they would be able to tell you where and how to purchase it,
if it is not available in your local area.

  After you make sure the weapon is free of ammunition and the chamber is
empty, disassemble the top end and clean with your usual cleaning liquids
you like to use. Dry off the parts, preferably with compressed air, and put
a dab of the Super Lube on the rails, the cone of the barrel, just a smear
around the lockup area on top of the barrel and on the inside of the barrel
pin area of the barrel. Put a few drops of your regular gun oil on the
recoil system, firing pin hole, extractor, trigger and down the magazine
release area. Carefully reassemble and check the tightness of the allen
screws which hold the carbon fiber grip panels in place, particularly on the
right hand side as this grip panel holds the trigger sear bar and spring in
place. Loosening of the allen screws will cause a malfunction of the trigger
mechanism and, consequently, the gun will not function.

   I hope that I wasn't to long winded for you. Do this every 80 - 100
rounds and your R9 pistol will love you for it!.....plus, when you need it,
she'll be there for ya.

   Hope all is well at your end. We are working our tails off here! Thanks
for your trust in our new firearm company.

      Best Regards,

            Eric C. Rohrbaugh

                  Rohrbaugh Firearms Corp.

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Re: Eric Rohrbaugh's Lube Recomendations
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2004, 10:29:22 AM »
Gunner ..... thx for posting that - good info for all.  And thx dan for the link too.

Notice just how much effort Eric puts into the giving of info - here is a guy who barely has enough hours in the day and yet he takes trouble to give the best of advice and most graciously.  I am repeatedly impressed and grateful we have someone like this to deal with.
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Re: Eric Rohrbaugh's Lube Recomendations
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2004, 01:35:06 PM »
 Yes, thanks for the link Dan. My perfect formula will be this grease and your Mobil 1 tip Chris, for the areas he recomends basic gun oil. We are all lucky to own these guns so early. I think they will be legendary and our early ones probebly highly collectible one day.

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Re: Eric Rohrbaugh's Lube Recomendations
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2004, 01:45:13 PM »
Recommendation - create a "Archive" or "FAQ" section or something, and stick some of the posts like this into it.  You know as people discover this board this (and other similar) topics will keep coming up. :)
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Re: Eric Rohrbaugh's Lube Recomendations
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2004, 01:57:00 PM »
Interesting info, thanks for that.  I have used teflon based lubes on my bicycle chains before.... they perform really well.

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Re: Eric Rohrbaugh's Lube Recomendations
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2004, 07:01:27 PM »
FAQ ....... great notion Frank :)  

Maybe if Duane can't do much I could (time permitting) .... try and assemble some info and host a page or two on one of my servers in short to medium term.
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Re: Eric Rohrbaugh's Lube Recomendations
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2004, 09:17:10 PM »
I have seen other forums that use "sticky" threads - threads that always stay at the top of the list regardless of the date of the last post, providing links to particularly useful threads within the forum.

Maybe that would be a good quick and dirty way to make the information readily accessible here.
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Re: Eric Rohrbaugh's Lube Recomendations
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2004, 09:38:05 PM »
Bill - yeah that works well on some boards.  Thinking tho - particularly with regard to work involved .... maybe for now just a specific page with links to all threads with actual advisory data.

If I could make time I'd extract any and all potentially useful posts ... and put em all in one place.  Even now it'd be a job but - over time it'll get more difficult as board grows.
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