BB Gun Oil
The red Ryder BB gun is a high powered airsoft/plastic bb gun. This product comes with three barrels; a high powered AEG, a lower powered spring airsoft version, and a gas pistol model. The red Ryder is a good choice for Airsoft skirmishes and team building exercises because of its effectiveness in medium to close range shooting. The quality and durability of this gun, even after many years of use, are unbeatable by other airsoft models on the market today. In addition, this gun is one of the cheapest airsoft guns on the market today.
The Red Ryder BB gun features a solid wood butt stock and a high powered AEG. While this is an accurate gun, you may want to invest in some bb guns oil to extend the life of your gun and help it perform better. This is especially important if you plan on using this gun outdoors, or carrying it in certain conditions. Unless there is actually a problem with the performance of the guns, wouldn't recommend disassembling the guns unless you completely know what you're doing or don't mind making the gun malfunction.
Guns that are in good condition will be able to shoot consistently for years. Even if they are in great condition, a bb gun in good condition will be able to shoot differently, have increased stability, and be more durable. You should also consider cleaning the gun once every month or so. If you find that the vintage magazines are in great shape, you may not need to clean the gun as often.
This is what I did: I took my Grandpa's gun and shot a few shots, then wiped it off with a rag. When I put the magazine back in, the slide did not go all the way down. So I went ahead and gave it a good run through, and it worked. The next time I shot it, I went back in and did the same thing. So, I know that there are some things that can prevent you from buying a bb gun, but these steps were enough to see me through. I hope that they help someone out like me who was in the same situation like I was in: trying to find a good gun oil from a reputable manufacturer.
The first step to buying a bb gun oil that actually works is to check the date of when it was shipped within the United States. If it was shipped within the last two months, it can not possibly be effective. That would be bad because it would have been stored in a warehouse in Texas, which is where most guns are shipped within the country. Also, you would want to make sure that it was a vintage, or at least was made in the 50's or earlier. These are the types of BB guns that are going to do the most damage to paintball ghillie suits.
Also, you should look for how it was treated in the factory. I have seen some guns that have been treated with different chemicals than others. Some companies use what they call a "red rinse", which I think is really funny since the red dye that comes out of the treated BB's is supposed to be preventative and antibacterial. Then, there are other companies that use what I would consider to be the same chemicals, but instead use a red borate-like substance on the inside of the barrel of the rifle. Either way, I am pretty sure that the red dye was not used on the outside of the rifle, so that would be the first place to look to see if it worked.
If you are still wondering if the oil worked, then you might want to try this test. Take an old air rifle and fill it with BB's and let it get a couple of days old. Come back and see if the paint has still brightened up. I'm sure if you tried this you will agree that it is not worth the extra cost.
The best way to find out if your vintage bb rifle shot tube still has usable paint is to take it for a professional cleaning. If the color is still bright, then the gun is still working fine. If it has already been stripped of the paint and is a brown color, then you need to either have it professionally cleaned or you will have to buy some bb gun oil to bring it back to its original color.