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PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« on: May 03, 2017, 01:23:11 PM »
I'm looking for ways to make Boomer's trigger much smoother.  One suggestion was to use PTFE on the Sear.

Any feedback or comments appreciated.

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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 08:14:58 PM »
maybe teflon grease ?
i still have the same can i bought 30 some-odd
years ago when i started at the first ford dealer
i worked at. still have about 3/4 of a can left.
 
i use that and some stuff called kopper's all
weather weapons lube for my gun grease needs.

you can always mix dry graphite into a small
quantity of lubriplate. i've done that for different
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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 08:43:37 PM »
I use 3 different lubes on my pistols and rifles .
1- A product called Tri-Flow Super Lube with Teflon sold by Sherman- Williams  corp..
2-Super lube is a high temp grease with SYNCOLON(PTFE).  Synco Chemical corp.
3-3oz bottle of straight silicon oil.
The first two have been used on high volume Fax and copy machines and shredders so
I figure if it works on these type of machines it will work just fine on my firearms.
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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 12:36:37 AM »
I use a graphite based grease on my triggers and guns. . Tends to smooth them triggers  right up.

In fact, thats how I break in a new gun. I tear it down, clean it, wipe it down with the grease, then get the trigger parts
 & sear coated. Start firing and put the WD40 right to it until its running out. WD will thin and let the grease get into everywhere. Seems to smooth a trigger out right quick.  And Graphite based grease DONT really  wipe off. Even if you do wipe it with a clean rag, there is still a slight film, which is what you kinda want.   Great lubricant.  Great protection. I pretty much use it on all my guns. 
The last NIB CZ 75 BD  I bought had a trigger that felt like it was full of sand and had a heavy pull.  :bangheadonwall:
I put Graphite grease in the sear, added some WD. After 300 dry fires, it was smooth as glass.  :rocknroll2:

If Im going to store a gun for a while, its gets a coat with a toothbrush and put away. I just recently took a stored semi auto rifle out that had been greased and wrapped in newspaper almost 20 years ago.  The boy  sprayed and wiped it all down with WD40 to help clean the grease of, and she looked NIB  and run perfect. Looked like the day I stored it.

Some people raise hell about using grease, bad, bad, blah blah blah, , but Ive used it  for 40 years.
My guns run fine and  DONT rust.

Its an easy fix for a rough trigger IMO.  I think it works great.  Good luck.  :thumbsup1:
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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 09:17:41 AM »
I would say every production trigger could benefit from polishing. By hand so your not removing material.

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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 09:22:49 AM »
I would say every production trigger could benefit from polishing. By hand so your not removing material.

Polishing is removing material...maybe not much but still removing it.
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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 11:39:44 AM »

Polishing is removing material...maybe not much but still removing it.

Yeah but I didn't want him grabbing the Dremel :)

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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2017, 06:35:33 PM »

Polishing is removing material...maybe not much but still removing it.

Yeah but I didn't want him grabbing the Dremel :)

Seen my "BEEN THERE,  DID IT ALL, KNOW IT ALL,"   brother in law ( I dont publicly admit that  :P ) take a 4 inch grinder to an 03 Springfield.  :bangheadonwall:

Did a fine job.  He converted a perfectly good factory Remington 1903 A3 into a parts rifle.   :facepalm:  :bangheadonwall:
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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2017, 09:08:33 PM »
How slick is greased owl poop? My dad seems to think somethings are slicker than that? :th_thicon_lol:

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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2017, 02:32:19 PM »
I have some sears that were coated in NP3. However, swapping that for an already polished sear added nearly pound to one of my 92 triggers.
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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2017, 04:31:10 PM »
I have some sears that were coated in NP3.

NP3?

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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2017, 08:24:21 PM »
it's a nickel/ teflon/ something-something coating
that leaves a slick finish that is sorta/kinda oil-less,
in other words kinda/sorta self lubing
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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2017, 08:25:53 PM »
that's ^ ^ ^ all perfectly clear, right ?  :th_thicon_funny:
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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2017, 08:36:38 PM »
that's ^ ^ ^ all perfectly clear, right ?  :th_thicon_funny:
Yes about as much as 99.99% opacity.

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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2017, 09:04:18 PM »
that's ^ ^ ^ all perfectly clear, right ?  :th_thicon_funny:
Yes about as much as 99.99% opacity.

no no no. you're suppose to say "no, it's not clear. it's nickle colored."
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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2017, 09:11:39 PM »
that's ^ ^ ^ all perfectly clear, right ?  :th_thicon_funny:
Yes about as much as 99.99% opacity.

no no no. you're suppose to say "no, it's not clear. it's nickle colored."
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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2017, 12:21:11 AM »
that's ^ ^ ^ all perfectly clear, right ?  :th_thicon_funny:

10-4 on the " bear snot".  :th_thicon_funny:
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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2017, 08:28:38 AM »
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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2017, 03:41:07 AM »
Another vote on using graphite based grease. It makes the trigger smoother.

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Re: PTFE / Teflon on Sear?
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2017, 05:46:04 PM »
I use Molybdenum Disulfide on the internals of my revolvers. It really smoothes out the action, and the more it works into the metal, the better it gets.