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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:03 am

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jrrdw wrote:Auto parts store. I've used cooking oil before and it worked well.

Cooking oil turns rancid. Avoid it. It becomes acidic and corrosive over time exposed to air.

It never lasted long enough to do that with all the shooting I done, I never thought about it spoiling. I've also have used 3 in 1 oil. Back in my BB gun days (1970's) I used what I had.
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Unread postAuthor: Big-E » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:08 pm

Use Automatic Transmission Fluid to lube your airguns. It works great and doesn't rot the seals and o-rings. I've been using it for years in all my paintball guns and pellet guns. Pelgun oil is basically just ATF. It works great and hasn't ever given me any issues. It's also prone not to detonate, since Tranny fluid is put under loads of pressure in it's intended application. A one quart bottle will last you for a long, long time! I prefer Castrol synthetic ATF for lubing airguns personally

Be sure you get plain-jane ATF, the less detergents, the better

I also have a 1377. As stated, the barrel bands tend to loosen up, and the barrel will shift, especially on newer models. Some folks do make aftermarket bands, though.

Also, you may need a new pump cup, they tend to deteriorate if not maintained, and it may be the source of your power problems. you can just order a new pump cup from Crosman and install it. Be sure to store your pellet gun with 1 or 2 pumps of air in it, this will help maintain the seals, and the gun will last years longer, and operate more consistently in the long run. if you store it without air in it, the seals tend to warp over time, and won't be able to maintain a good seal.
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Unread postAuthor: jon_89 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:05 pm

Well I tried some other different pellets and it seemed to take care of the accuracy.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:08 pm

Some airguns tend to be very picky with pellets. I find these to be almost universally accurate in my rifles - they might be a tad pricey for plinking but you pays your money and you gets what you pays for :wink:
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