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    Posted: June 01 2018 at 4:57pm
Fellas,

I took apart a magazine which came with my No. 1 Mk 3 SMLE

It was fairly coated with a heavy grease. Not sure if it was cosmoline or not. I took it apart and cleaned everything up. What type of lubrication and how much should be used in these magazines?

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Minimal oil.
I remove the spring & follower then wipe everything down with a lint free oily rag. (cut a 3" square from an old, well washed T-shirt.) Its more for rust prevention than anything but you do not want a dirt & grit trap in there caused by over lubing.
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That's what I did.  I stripped the magazine, then completely cleaned everything out and degreased everything inside.  Then just applied a very thin coat of RemOil on a cotton patch and wiped dry.  Then reassembled.

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