Pellgun Oil - What is it?



Author Topic: Pellgun Oil - What is it?  (Read 14470 times))

Offline Random Plinker

  • Sharp Shooter
  • ****
  • Posts: 780
Pellgun Oil - What is it?
« on: September 16, 2011, 06:45:58 PM »
Smells like pink oil to me.  For CO2 guns, is there a difference between non detergent 30W oil, with some pink food coloring added of course, and Crosman's Pellgun Oil?  Have to admit the packaging is mighty convenient, but when you run out the stuff has to be ordered if not available locally...
TX200 LH Walnut 177 UTG 4-16x44 SWAT
HW95 177 UTG 4-16x40AO
BAM B26 177 Williams FP-AG-TK
Gamo BigCat 177 UTG 3-9x32AO
Daisy 853 177 CMP SSP
QB78D 177 Xisico 4x32AO
Crosman 2300T 177 Open LPA Sights RB Grips

Offline stevemag

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 2226
Re: Pellgun Oil - What is it?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 07:09:10 PM »
some people say it's transmission oil. though i never had the nerve to try that instead.
steve

HW95L .22
xs25m .22
xs28m .22
QB78D .22
Hammerli 850 .22

Offline mikem5000

  • Plinker
  • **
  • Posts: 187
  • Real Name: Mike
Re: Pellgun Oil - What is it?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 07:21:00 PM »
Here in Va. they keep it in Gander Mountian stores.
  • Va
Crosman MTR 77 NP
Crosman Tr-77
Crosman M4-177
Walther Falcon Hunter Ed. .25
Walther Force 1K .177
Hatsan model 95 .22
Nitro Vemon wood .22
Benji XL Np .25
Winchester 1100 XSU .177
Stoeger x20 .177
Browning 800mag .177
Browning Gold .22 wooden stock
Modded Umarex Storm .177
Crosman M417 .177
Beretta PX4 .177
Colt Defender
Tanfoglio Witness 1911 steel version
Aftermath Dan Wesson CO2 BB Revolver w/BSA 30mm red dot

Offline Bullit

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 8152
Re: Pellgun Oil - What is it?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 07:32:25 PM »
some people say it's transmission oil. though i never had the nerve to try that instead.
LOL!!!
Jeez Guy, if you/they can't feel the difference in the 2 ....man... I hope U were just joking, because I can't see Anyone saying such a thing.
  • Kentucky

Offline QVTom

  • Vendors
  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 3686
    • American Air Arms
  • Real Name: Tom
Re: Pellgun Oil - What is it?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 07:53:30 PM »
some people say it's transmission oil. though i never had the nerve to try that instead.

ATF?  possible. Lots of seals, pistons, etc in an automatic transmission.

-T
  • Acton, CA
www.americanairarms.com - Made in the USA

Get on the GTA Members Map!   https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=962067

Online dk1677

  • Squirrel !
  • Moderator
  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 35753
  • "Disco Dave"
  • Real Name: Dave
« Last Edit: September 16, 2011, 08:02:07 PM by dk1677 »
  • NY
22 Disco, Hammerli 850 22, Beeman RS3 22 ,Gamo viper express,Crosman 180 22 . One of many Dave's  ;) Forum Rules-  http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=919.msg6662#msg6662

Offline mav72

  • Expert
  • *****
  • Posts: 1159
Re: Pellgun Oil - What is it?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011, 08:00:03 PM »
Well, there's transmission oil and transmission fluid... Transmission fluid is used in cars with automatic transmissions... My car's stick (standard) and I've changed the transmission oil on it... It's possible that automatic transmission cars also use transmission oil in a separate system but I've never worked on one and not really sure about the specifics...

Transmission oil is usually thick HEAVY weight oil that is designed to work with the heavy gears in the transmission... It's way thicker than motor oil... It's like the viscosity of cold honey...

About the Pellgunoil, I've read somewhere that the old Crosman manuals used to say to use motor oil in their guns but that's back when there were no detergents in motor oil... I use non detergent motor oil in my pump guns with no problems... Pellgun oil is just too expensive and harder to get a hold of.... I'm thinking Crosman just adds a coloring and the packaging and just charge whatever for it...
mav

Online dk1677

  • Squirrel !
  • Moderator
  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • *****
  • Posts: 35753
  • "Disco Dave"
  • Real Name: Dave
Re: Pellgun Oil - What is it?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2011, 08:03:28 PM »
What is it?
Crosman Pellgunoil apparently is a 20-weight, non-detergent, petroleum-based oil that has o-ring and seal conditioners added. That's what colors it red. Daisy used to offer their own brand of oil for the same purpose. When they stopped production, they simply told owners to use 20-weight, non-detergent motor oil in their guns. Of course, you don't get the seal conditioner when you do that.
from Tom Gaylord
  • NY
22 Disco, Hammerli 850 22, Beeman RS3 22 ,Gamo viper express,Crosman 180 22 . One of many Dave's  ;) Forum Rules-  http://www.gatewaytoairguns.org/GTA/index.php?topic=919.msg6662#msg6662

Offline mcc1961

  • Expert
  • *****
  • Posts: 1364
  • Vincent Price as Dr. Phibes
Re: Pellgun Oil - What is it?
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2011, 05:29:52 PM »
I called Crosman and one of their tech support people said transmission fluid would work just fine.
2012-14 Hunting stats
8 squirrels
7 English sparrows
1 pigeon
2 starlings
1 crow

cliffspot

  • Guest
Re: Pellgun Oil - What is it?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2011, 06:18:28 PM »
I also "heard" it was Trans fluid.....I have been using MAC1's Secret sauce for years now and find that a little goes a long way. Hope this helps!

Bob

  • Guest
Re: Pellgun Oil - What is it?
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2011, 06:27:28 PM »
I have been using trans fluid since '74 when I bought a brand new Sheridan .20. Also use it in my '49 Crosman 100, my Crosman 2200M, my Crosman Mark ll. None of these guns have ever had a seal problem and when I bought the Crosman Mark ll it had been sitting for years. When I put the first CO2 cartridge in it leak right out. So bad I could hear the hissing. On the next cartridge I gave it a shot of trans fluid and that was 2-3 years ago and fixed that problem real fast.

My original Sheridan Manual say this about lube: "Any neutral light body oil with a good cold test is satisfactory for use throughout your Sheridan. The average household utility oil sold in all hardware stores and sevice stations for sewing machines, lawn mowers, hinges, etc is perfectly satisfactory."

Offline ltpro

  • Knight Walker
  • Sharp Shooter
  • ****
  • Posts: 506
Re: Pellgun Oil - What is it?
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2011, 09:59:50 PM »
I have been using trans fluid since '74 when I bought a brand new Sheridan .20. Also use it in my '49 Crosman 100, my Crosman 2200M, my Crosman Mark ll. None of these guns have ever had a seal problem and when I bought the Crosman Mark ll it had been sitting for years. When I put the first CO2 cartridge in it leak right out. So bad I could hear the hissing. On the next cartridge I gave it a shot of trans fluid and that was 2-3 years ago and fixed that problem real fast.

My original Sheridan Manual say this about lube: "Any neutral light body oil with a good cold test is satisfactory for use throughout your Sheridan. The average household utility oil sold in all hardware stores and sevice stations for sewing machines, lawn mowers, hinges, etc is perfectly satisfactory."

The dad of a local I met also has an old sheriden and hes also been using trans fluid for the last 20+ years with no issues. Not many know but trans mission fluid is great for all sorts of rubber seals.
Tech Force 87
Nitrogen powered

Offline stevemag

  • GTA Senior Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 2226
Re: Pellgun Oil - What is it?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2011, 09:50:33 PM »
transmission "fluid" is what i meant. relax
steve

HW95L .22
xs25m .22
xs28m .22
QB78D .22
Hammerli 850 .22

eegarciajr

  • Guest
Re: Pellgun Oil - What is it?
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2011, 11:35:25 PM »
SAE 30 Engine Oil

From the horses mouth:
http://www.crosman.com/pdf/msds/MSDS-PELLGUNOIL.pdf
« Last Edit: September 18, 2011, 11:40:03 PM by eegarciajr »

Offline althawk

  • Marksman
  • ***
  • Posts: 318
3x 'Beeman' P17's (aka HDS9, Weifang Huadong Air Rifle Co.)
Daisy Powerline 850 - + 4x32 scope. Very accurate
Benjamin 392 - (needs a williams peep sight) accurate
Benjamin HB22
Benjamin NP Pistol
Benjamin 262
Sheridan Blue Streak (1964) - estate sale rescue. Very accurate
Sheridan C9 (1991?)
Crosman 2100 - Cheapest & least troublesome
Crosman 2289G - NEW
Crosman 1077
Crosman 1322 - w/ 1399
Crosman 1377 - My 1st Airgun
Crosman Mk II
Daisy 'Limited Edition' 880 - Metal receiver

How do you word it... "Air Guns" or "AirGuns"?
Sponsored Ad:
 

Sponsored Ad: