View Full Version : Oiling the Bolt?

09-03-2007, 09:26 AM
guys does putting some oil around ur delrin bolt make it less likely for your bolt to uncock in the middle of a game? and if it does, why shud i put the oil?



09-03-2007, 09:27 AM
wait no! not why, but where shud i put it?

09-03-2007, 10:18 AM
some people say oiling the stock bolt swells it but others say nothing happens. I have never oiled my stock delrin bolt (just in case) and its worked fine. I would just say don't oil it theirs no reason because the delrin is "self lubricating"

btw their is an edit button for a reason :wink:

09-03-2007, 11:22 AM
:yeahthat: I never oiled my ACS bolt when I had it for fear of it swelling and I had no problems. The un-cocking is because the bolt is not broken in. Take it out of the gun and compress the spring about 1000 times and that should help your problem. But I would stay away from oiling the bolt.

09-03-2007, 12:08 PM
What does swelling mean?

09-03-2007, 12:39 PM
Swelling means it gets bigger than it's supposed to be. Which in turn will lead to it not fitting in the gun.

09-03-2007, 08:00 PM
i oil my delrin bolt and its fine.....

09-03-2007, 08:08 PM
Oil only the orings and be very conservative in how much oil you use. I highly recommend getting some triflow if you are going to oil the whole bolt this is the lubricant I would use. It can be bought online or most bicycle shops.

09-04-2007, 02:58 AM
Use slickoleum or slick honey. Get it from here:


09-04-2007, 03:11 PM
you dont have to oil the stock bolt. its made of delrin which makes it naturally smooth. just take it out and wipe it clean with a oil freee towel and ull be fine. there are no o-rings on it so there is no reason to oil it. plastic-to-metal means no oil needed

09-06-2007, 05:22 PM
hmmmm...kk so the best advice ive gotten out of this discussion is taking out the spring and compressing it...is that actually a gud thing to do?

09-07-2007, 10:04 PM
if its a new pilot yes. if u bought it used u prolly dont need too. i kno when i bought mine (bought it brand new) i nvr broke in the spring and it chopped all the time. i hated the bolt bc it said id nvr chop. but after i shot arond 10 cases thru it it worked just fine and thats when i found this forum. i broke mine in the hard way. if u go ahead and break it in the way these guys tell u, ull have np wut so ever.