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Is A Breech Oiler Necessary On A 1928?


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#1 ftc3906

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Posted 17 September 2004 - 01:35 PM

My WH 1928 does not have a breech oiler. Is that missing part necessary for reliable functioning?
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Posted 17 September 2004 - 02:27 PM

Necessary? No.

Recommended? YES!
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Posted 19 September 2004 - 07:55 AM

Just don't buy one from Sportsmans Guide....;-)
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Posted 20 September 2004 - 07:16 AM

Chris,
Whats wrong with the ones from the Sportsmens guide?-adlake
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Posted 20 September 2004 - 07:47 AM

They protect the gun during firing by preventing the firing of the gun.

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 03:42 AM

ftc3906:
The original Thompsons were designed to use the felt pad breech oiler mainly to lubricate the Blish lock (or so I'm given to understand), as well as the bolt. If the originators built this feature into the gun's design, why would you want to change it? I must assume that a dry Blish lock and bolt is not a particularly good condition for gun longevity.

My own 1928 came without a felt oiler. I immediately purchased and installed one. tongue.gif
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 07:03 AM

I guess I didn't waste my time with this, Thanks guys-adlake
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Posted 21 September 2004 - 10:38 AM

My 1928 WH doesn't have the oiler. For normal operation, I slide the trigger frame off and dribble a good bit of oil on the Blish lock ears.
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