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native 5 salt action

Postby lonerider1013 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:52 pm

Got my native salt and am loving it. But the action out of the box was smooth, but a day of futzing with it it is stiff halfway open. I've heard these have no washers so.... will it break in or should I lube it, and if so with what?
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Re: native 5 salt action

Postby JuPaul » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:02 pm

lonerider1013 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:52 pm
Got my native salt and am loving it. But the action out of the box was smooth, but a day of futzing with it it is stiff halfway open. I've heard these have no washers so.... will it break in or should I lube it, and if so with what?
Thanks.
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Mine was similar. Others probably have better advice, but I just blue lubed it and used it a bunch. It's better now.
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Re: native 5 salt action

Postby ladybug93 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:20 pm

i took mine apart and cleaned it. there’s a bunch of grease in there. by the time i took mine apart, it was black and it almost stained the handle.

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Re: native 5 salt action

Postby Sonorum » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:43 am

Rinse it out with hit water, lube with what you got, adjust the pivot if you need and use it alot. I can flick mine open now!
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Re: native 5 salt action

Postby Mattysc42 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:39 am

Mine smoothed out with time, but was extra stiff at first.
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Re: native 5 salt action

Postby Cscottsss » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:04 am

I've used mine a bunch and lubed it but it's still stiffer than any of my other Native 5 variations.


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