How to lubricate your AKM (AK47) and AK74 rifles.

Very often i’m being asked how to lubricate your AKM (AK47) and AK74 rifles?  Fortunately, by design, this is extremely simple to maintain rifle and lubrication process is brisk and it is almost equals a pleasure after the cleaning routine. Let me note here, that here in US our shooting community is obsessed with over cleaning firearms. In reality, rifle like AK, doesn’t really have to be clean more often than every 1000 rounds, unless you were using corrosive ammo. Then you should clean your weapon ASAP to prevent rust from developing. This is especially true in humid climate. But going back to our lubrication process, here is short video overview of the subject with quick take on different lubricants commercially available on our market. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.

– Rob Ski

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9 responses to “How to lubricate your AKM (AK47) and AK74 rifles.”

  1. Alexi Avatar

    Hello Rob,
    I was just curious, what lower handguard is on the wooden stock rifle you were lubricating?

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      This is Zenit B10M lower hand guard.

  2. peter Avatar

    Doesn’t grease collect dust and other particals?

    1. Rob Ski Avatar
      Rob Ski

      Depends on the environment – if you are in desert like environment (Nevada, Arizona and etc), i wouldn’t use it.

      1. chase Avatar

        Is it ok to use oil In a desert environment it’s hot so grease would be recommended but dusty so oil would be recommended what would you suggest

        1. Rob Ski Avatar
          Rob Ski

          I would use oil. Grease would make dust to stick even more…

      2. Jboo Avatar

        Afghans use motor oil in Helmand province, from being on the receiving end, it works pretty well apparently.

  3. Dustin Avatar

    Hey Rob, been a while I’ve just been using heavy duty bearing grease and 5w20 super tech (Walmart brand) engine oil to clean and liberate my ak47 and I live here perdy close to you here in Springfield Mo

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