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Old 06-03-2011, 05:15 PM
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Default 5906 Cleaning and Lubrication Instructions Needed

I am new to the S&W world, having just picked up a 5906. It did not come with a manual, and I would like some advice as to where to lubricate it and which lubricant to use. Also, what do you folks use for cleaning the barrel? My experience to-date has been in the shotgunning sports, and picked this one up for target practice.

Thanks in advance for the help. This forum was very helpful during my search.
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The 5906 is an excellent choice. Check out this web site for a manual.

http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/FIR...s&w_pistol.pdf

For cleaning the barrel and other parts, I use Breakfree CLP or Gunzilla CLP. For a lube, I use Militec-1. I'm sure you will get a dozen recommendations, but as long as you use anything besides spit or water, you're good to go.
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Those are some funky sights on your gun. Can't say I've seen those before.
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Those are some funky sights on your gun. Can't say I've seen those before.
The sights look identical to Millett sights.
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The sights look identical to Millett sights.
Perhaps I have led a sheltered life. Were those ever factory sights?
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Perhaps I have led a sheltered life. Were those ever factory sights?
No. I believe they have been discontinued by Millett but I found a set at Optics Planet last November. I have a set on a 5906 and a 4566TSW.

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I never seen them either, and I sure wasn't sheltered!
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The sights were the only thing that made me hesitate on buying it, as I prefer the Novak versions. But this gun was in significantly better shape than all the LE trade-in versions I have seen in the shops, so I'll see how I like them.
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