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Mine came with one gold piston in the manual says light coat of oil on it but I've seen others say run dry and customer service from FN said that. what your guys's take that shot a lot of ammo ?
 

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Run it dry. Otherwise it will hold dirt. A real thin coat of good oil (no rem oil) on the mag tube and shoot away. If your going to store the gun then I would lube it and clean it off before I shoot again.
 

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thanks guys I guess I will wipe the oil off. is there a way to side it off without taking the barrel off ?
 

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No there is not. You do need to take the bolt out and drop the trigger group and clean it. Lube, then reassemble and go shoot.
 

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No there is not. You do need to take the bolt out and drop the trigger group and clean it. Lube, then reassemble and go shoot.
I have completely broke down cleaned/lubed the gun. I just thought I read somewhere the piston could be removed without taking the barrel off. oh well thanks for the replys guys
 

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Quick question. Didn't want to start a new thread being this sub forum doesn't get much traffic. I got a piece of paper with the manual saying I would have a gold piston with a gold rim.. I did get a gold piston but it has a black rim. Any ideas ????
 

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That's the heavy load piston. If you bought it new, you are may have gotten one that was supposed to have 2 Pistons. A heavy and a light. The light one has a red rim. If it came with the manual add-on page that talks about the gold piston, the factory, made an error. If it's used, the previous owner shorted you a piston.
 

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That's the heavy load piston. If you bought it new, you are may have gotten one that was supposed to have 2 Pistons. A heavy and a light. The light one has a red rim. If it came with the manual add-on page that talks about the gold piston, the factory, made an error. If it's used, the previous owner shorted you a piston.
It was bought new and I got the extra page explaining the universal gold piston but, it also says it's identified by having a gold rim on its base. My rim is black
 

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I'd call FN and tell them up you got. Like I said, black rim is the heavy load piston. Red is light load and the gold is the single piston option. I got the gold with mine. But I went and purchased a sporting clay light piston. My sporting clay light has a gold keeper, but the spring is marked with a different paint color then the one that came with the gun.

FN may have an explanation for you. Or they just may send you a gold keeper piston.
 

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I'd call FN and tell them up you got. Like I said, black rim is the heavy load piston. Red is light load and the gold is the single piston option. I got the gold with mine. But I went and purchased a sporting clay light piston. My sporting clay light has a gold keeper, but the spring is marked with a different paint color then the one that came with the gun.

FN may have an explanation for you. Or they just may send you a gold keeper piston.
Why did you get the browning gold piston if u received the universal gold piston ? It would not cycle?
 
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