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In the United States declare that they have created a special coating that will allow you to do without cleaning small arms

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American information resource Armytime writes that a special coating has been developed in the USA for various types of small weapons. The coating has been given the abbreviation DSL and is distinguished by its ability to minimize the deposition of powder gases. DSL acts in such a way that the powder plaque formed as a result of a shot is almost instantly displayed in the process of friction of moving parts.


However, for the process of friction of moving parts it is necessary to make shots (subsequent). It turns out that the cover is effective if the weapon is used constantly, and the number of shots fired is large enough.

At the same time, the load on the moving parts of small arms also increases. The ArmyTimes portal claims that the creators of the cover also took care to extend the life of the moving elements.

According to American experts, such a coating can relieve soldiers from the need to clean their weapons.

DSL coverage was tested on M4A1. At the same time about 10 thousands of shots were fired. It is alleged that automatic weapons did not give a single misfire, there was no jamming. Measurements showed that after 10 thousands of shots, the degree of wear of moving parts did not exceed 10%. If you use a conventional lubricant on the same M4A1, then the degree of wear after the number of shots mentioned is of the order of 50%.

In the United States declare that they have created a special coating that will allow you to do without cleaning small arms


This summer, a new coating will be tested on the M240 machine gun at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland (USA).
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  1. Bacha
    Bacha 23 March 2016 12: 02
    -1
    It would be better to come up with pants in which you can do without diapers)))
    1. jjj
      jjj 23 March 2016 12: 04
      +4
      The barrel bore is cleansed by a bullet, and the bolt and trigger release the tolerances
      1. Bacha
        Bacha 23 March 2016 12: 08
        +10
        A bullet cleans a barrel bore, cleans ... You probably didn’t know each other when a bullet was stuck in a barrel bore.
        1. RUSOIVAN
          RUSOIVAN 23 March 2016 12: 14
          +1
          what for? for many this is a ritual!
        2. Lopatov
          Lopatov 23 March 2016 12: 24
          +2
          Quote: Bacha
          with sticking a bullet in the bore

          How's that?
          1. Pravdarm
            Pravdarm 23 March 2016 12: 38
            +2
            I don’t know either. I know about sticking a cartridge into the chamber. But the bullet in the barrel! recourse
          2. Bacha
            Bacha 23 March 2016 12: 42
            0
            Well, God forbid you do not know what it is)))
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 23 March 2016 12: 48
              +2
              I am sure that I will never come across this.
              1. Throw
                Throw 24 March 2016 00: 35
                0
                Bacha
                with sticking a bullet in the bore

                In the ramrod forgotten there or what? wassat

                But seriously, if such coverage is working, the intelligence must immediately steal the recipe, because this is a type of "elixir of youth" for high-speed automatic cannons, machine guns, etc.
      2. PSih2097
        PSih2097 23 March 2016 12: 22
        +8
        Quote: jjj
        The barrel bore is cleansed by a bullet and the shutter and trigger save tolerances

        But only on M-kh tolerances are minimal, I remember at one time comrade Pimpled and Professor explained this on the fingers. So cleaning an assault rifle was mandatory, if the coating is not fake, then M is approaching the AK, I see a problem in another they experienced with different gunpowders or with one look.
        Quote: Bacha
        A bullet cleans a barrel bore, cleans ... You probably didn’t know each other when a bullet was stuck in a barrel bore.

        a bullet cleans from what? from soot, and hammering rifling by the bullet itself?
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 23 March 2016 12: 36
          +8
          Quote: PSih2097
          if the coating is not fake, then M-ka is approaching AK


          Exactly.

          Just the title of the article does not match the content. Reliability increases, probability of delays decreases. Especially with heavy use.

          Well, "no need to clean" is just a catchy phrase.

          Now is not news, for example, fabrics that are resistant to pollution. But this does not mean that clothes from such fabrics do not need to be washed.
          1. Professor
            Professor 23 March 2016 12: 58
            +9
            Quote: Spade
            Now is not news, for example, fabrics that are resistant to pollution. But this does not mean that clothes from such fabrics do not need to be washed.

            They can be washed much less often since dirt sticks to them less. Such a fabric can be made by soaking it with a hydrophobic solution.


            Regarding the increase in the wear resistance of metals, there is nothing new either. I have aluminum stars on my bike covered in DLC. I change the chain periodically, and there are no wear stars for more than 10 years.
            1. Mooh
              Mooh 23 March 2016 18: 12
              -2
              I have American pants, so they repel water without any impregnation, do not wrinkle and pass air on only one side. They also stretch without consequences. I don’t understand how this is done. There are some shaitan pants. laughing
              So I believe in the "Teflon" coating for the M series. If it also costs reasonable money, then Kalashnikov has big problems.
          2. Mercenary
            Mercenary 23 March 2016 16: 34
            +1
            Shovels, hello, dear!

            First, after reading your comment (I no longer remember what year you are on the VO website, I have been since the fall of 2012, then I was in some unknown bath or xs what it was, I wrote about it already, but I will tell anyone for you that you are a pro, in many areas), wanted to "attack" you with harsh criticism))). After reading it, he separated the wheat from the chaff, and ...

            Anyway, I repeat, I posted on this thread already, the coating is good, but I have to clean it)))
            But at the expense of "approaching" the AK ...
            There (AR-10,15 and the next family), the principle of operation of the automation of the bolt group needs to be changed, and not the consequences of the disease treated.
            These guys are already engaged in this practice ... under the guise of introducing a full-fledged gas piston, instead of the miserable exhaust of gases into the receiver ... also, by the way, "self-cleaning" which.
            I don’t remember what it is called, well, I understand, I think? Even remember breaking, if for garlic ...
            Okay, all the best.
          3. Alexey Lobanov
            Alexey Lobanov 23 March 2016 17: 34
            0
            It is interesting how the developers solved the problem of heat resistance of this coating.
            So far, without more detailed data, all this resembles the scam with "Zimmerit" seventy years ago. laughing
          4. your1970
            your1970 23 March 2016 22: 54
            0
            If you use conventional grease on the same M4A1, the degree of wear after the specified number of shots is about 50%. belay belay belay
            maybe I don’t understand something, but wear in 50% after 10 000 Shots are, to put it mildly, already completely inoperative weapons that are rejected and re-melted ..5% wear with 1000 rounds of zinc ...
            How much did he have a resource - 2-3 thousand shots of everything or something ????
        2. Bacha
          Bacha 23 March 2016 12: 38
          +5
          She doesn’t clean nichrome, the barrel must be cleaned with handles and a ramrod, and my first part of the phrase was ironic.
        3. 2s1122
          2s1122 23 March 2016 13: 17
          +1
          A freebie not to clean weapons can ruin an army.
          1. Mercenary
            Mercenary 23 March 2016 16: 43
            0
            Quote: 2s1122
            A freebie not to clean weapons can ruin an army.


            Can! And ruin! Weapon clean- NECESSARY !!!
            AK, in general, is also MANDATORY to clean !!! Maybe someone thinks that he is not being serviced at all (AK, I mean)?
            Well, then this is nonsense of a stubborn amateur, no more.
      3. Kibalchish
        Kibalchish 23 March 2016 12: 33
        +8
        They came up with a cover, and we have long come up with a Kalashnikov assault rifle ...
    2. Sweles
      Sweles 23 March 2016 12: 18
      +3
      Russians also created a cover, you cover with a mat and everything works ...
    3. Vend
      Vend 23 March 2016 12: 25
      +5
      In the United States declare that they have created a special coating that will allow you to do without cleaning small arms
      Yeah, it's called a glass showcase. You put the machine there and forget about cleaning. Forever and ever laughing
  2. PBF
    PBF 23 March 2016 12: 06
    +7
    More like another marketing ploy.
    1. vladimirw
      vladimirw 23 March 2016 12: 25
      0
      If in battle crap around the world, then at least with a clean weapon in front
    2. yushch
      yushch 23 March 2016 12: 27
      +9
      Quote: PBF
      More like another marketing ploy.


      You are absolutely right, because weapons are contaminated not only with powder gases, but also with sand, earth, dirt and metal corrosion from moisture. I think the main purpose of this coating is to reduce the wear of moving parts of the weapon, and only in last place in its cleaning.
      P.S. Any normal soldier will feel insecure, knowing that the day before he did not clean his weapon.
  3. salad
    salad 23 March 2016 12: 07
    +3
    Something I can’t believe in this nonsense! even if this is so, all the same, powder gases should leave somewhere after settling!
  4. Vasya_Piterskiy
    Vasya_Piterskiy 23 March 2016 12: 08
    +7
    Give us another billion dollars, we’ll invent some kind of lubricant! Money in your pocket - for lubrication in the SEC shop! lol
  5. guzik007
    guzik007 23 March 2016 12: 08
    +1
    shooting teflon pan?
  6. HAM
    HAM 23 March 2016 12: 11
    +7
    "A woman loves affection, and a gun, cleaning and lubrication." In short, the Yankers do not want to do either one or the other.
  7. VP
    VP 23 March 2016 12: 12
    +2
    And why until the summer to pull with the following tests if everything is so curly?
    Business - struck this teflon and run to the shooting range wink
  8. Wedmak
    Wedmak 23 March 2016 12: 13
    +2
    Well, in the laboratory it’s still not something that can be invented. Let's see what happens at the training ground, but in the trenches. There is so much dirt that nothing can save.
  9. drilled
    drilled 23 March 2016 12: 14
    +3
    And where is this "plaque displayed"? Is it falling out of the receiver in pieces? AK-47 to help you, dowels. Looks like news from ukroboronprom
  10. Engineer
    Engineer 23 March 2016 12: 14
    +8
    And how will this coating help with dust - the main scourge of the entire Armalit rifle family? I think condoms have not yet been canceled.
  11. Mercenary
    Mercenary 23 March 2016 12: 15
    +5
    Well, yes, well, yes ... They don’t have to make march-throws - you see, they have a lot of helicopters in the country, they’ll deliver it like that, if it's faq. Over maneuverability? What for??? Do not!!! We fly a fart with a racket and defeat everyone, now we can’t clean the shooter and shooter !!! Lyapota, then what ...
  12. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 23 March 2016 12: 18
    +4
    One of the next ways to take money from the state. Even a pneumatic gun must be cleaned and lubricated periodically, and what can we say about firearms.
    1. st25310
      st25310 23 March 2016 13: 21
      0
      Yeah, to avoid leaded trunk.
  13. Izotovp
    Izotovp 23 March 2016 12: 18
    +2
    Progress cannot be stopped, it is possible in the greenhouse conditions of the landfill. The same Glock also has some kind of coating that improves his stamina, so why not ?! Another thing is that our standards are more stringent and few of the western types of weapons can withstand it, and only some kind of coverage ... !!!
  14. Yak-3P
    Yak-3P 23 March 2016 12: 19
    +2
    I don’t believe .. the temperature and soot from gunpowder .. cover the shuttle with such a composition and to the moon. 10 thousand shots .. I don’t believe request
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    2. a.hamster55
      a.hamster55 23 March 2016 12: 30
      0
      I don’t believe about the barrel, the rest is real. Dry grease "F ...." has been on sale for a long time.
      Composition: ultrafine modified polytetrafluoroethylene powder. I tried really liked it. And dust-sand does not stick.
      1. heaps
        heaps 23 March 2016 12: 42
        +1
        Tell me the name of the lubricant, there is a need and desire to purchase.
        1. Andrey Skokovsky
          Andrey Skokovsky 23 March 2016 13: 50
          +1
          just remember, polytetrafluoroethylene for health is not ice
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          2. a.hamster55
            a.hamster55 23 March 2016 14: 20
            0
            Keep powder away from cigarettes and open flames. fellow
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        3. a.hamster55
          a.hamster55 23 March 2016 14: 28
          0
          www.forumshop.ru from Vladivostok is sent by mail in jars from 50g and more.
  15. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 23 March 2016 12: 20
    +3
    About two years ago, if I’m not mistaken, they tried to use some kind of spray in the sands, they also sang, which is a great thing. Grandmas drank and silence, the topic disappeared.
  16. Mikhail m
    Mikhail m 23 March 2016 12: 21
    +4
    A soldier who does not care about his weapons does not live long.
  17. uav80
    uav80 23 March 2016 12: 23
    +3
    Quote: Mercenary
    Well, yes, well, yes ... They don’t have to make march-throws - you see, they have a lot of helicopters in the country, they’ll deliver it like that, if it's faq. Over maneuverability? What for??? Do not!!! We fly a fart with a racket and defeat everyone, now we can’t clean the shooter and shooter !!! Lyapota, then what ...

    It turns out that the coating is effective if the weapon is used constantly, and the number of fired shots is quite large.
    It turns out that this coating is purely for athletes who shoot several hundred rounds of training, and it obviously will not go into the army ...
    PS: as written above - a weapon like a woman, loves affection and lubrication ...
  18. Temer
    Temer 23 March 2016 12: 27
    +1
    And in what conditions were the tests carried out? Most likely not in the field. That's why in Iraq their special forces throw out the "vaunted" M4 and pick up the "Kalash".
  19. pts-m
    pts-m 23 March 2016 12: 32
    +1
    New grease? It seems to me that this ruinian fat is used by pendos, but it is not breakable both morally and in the material sense.
  20. Sasha75
    Sasha75 23 March 2016 12: 41
    +4
    It is from history that only the lazy others wash themselves, they only itch. Why wash the dirt itself falls off. Just the question itself is posed incorrectly cleaned just tired after each use. As Armalit rifles were correctly noted, they are afraid of dirt and temperature extremes, it’s easier to say why they are not afraid, and they have to be completely disassembled and constantly cleaned. But the fact that the wear of rubbing surfaces is reduced is very interesting, interesting weapon designs may appear. But for the American arms business, this will not go; sales will fall into the army. The weapon will last longer, you need to produce less damage and why is it necessary, so they will buy a patent and bury it as always.
  21. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 23 March 2016 12: 44
    +1
    Hard coatings with good non-stick properties exist and can be worked with. It is a pity that these coatings have an Achilles heel. When it finally wears out - and this is inevitable, there is nothing eternal, then there comes a CATASTROPHIC wear and tear on what it was applied to.
  22. Mercenary
    Mercenary 23 March 2016 12: 47
    +2
    Quote: rotmistr60
    One of the next ways to take money from the state. Even a pneumatic gun must be cleaned and lubricated periodically, and what can we say about firearms.


    I agree categorically. Heresy is utter. Izh Chavo invented, do not clean weapons ...
    In itself, if you do not talk about the properties and affordable, the coating is certainly good. But about not cleaning, ento, of course, in vain ...
  23. Petrucho
    Petrucho 23 March 2016 12: 51
    -2
    If you read the comments, you might get the impression that in a country where citizens have weapons from the very beginning of their existence (and use them to their full potential), where the population has millions of units in its hands, the richest story of creating truly good weapons models is, in principle, nothing of the kind can be seen, as described in the article. Guys - aren't you funny yourself? Just because they are Americans, and we already know, Zadornov told us everything about them. It is possible that they did a good thing. Yes, about cleaning weapons we all know that this is a necessity given to us, so to speak, in sensations, but personally, if I couldn’t clean my shotgun after the stand or the gun after the shooting range, I would not be very upset. The pleasure of the process is quickly lost and turns into a routine. I won’t say anything about the army, I couldn’t go there, but at the household level I welcome the appearance of such inventions.
    1. annodomene
      annodomene 23 March 2016 13: 16
      +4
      Offset! But ... Any weapon loves affection, cleanliness and lubrication. IMHO.
      By the way, I shoot very often myself, but cleaning the weapons did not turn into a routine (for 23 years the aircraft and hunting experience).
    2. your1970
      your1970 23 March 2016 23: 04
      +1
      "where are millions of units in the hands of the population" - I have always wondered why mass shooters in the United States are not killed by practically armed citizens as part of self-defense? God be with us, we are all complicated with self-defense, but the situation is ideal: the shooter killed a dozen or two in front of my eyes, it was my turn and then I defended him? The courses pass, they buy guns, but how does it come down to it, again the special forces and others killed / wounded / arrested another mass murderer ...
      And they have such a story for many decades ...
      Everything is strange somehow - there is a weapon, but no one uses it in such situations?
  24. Vadim237
    Vadim237 23 March 2016 13: 00
    +1
    Surely molybdenum grease was used.
  25. Mercenary
    Mercenary 23 March 2016 13: 02
    +2
    Once again convinced - "Laziness is the engine of progress"!
    But Kalashnikov will not surpass your adversaries, even if you don’t clean your weapon, it’s better that there is no AK and will not be soon!
  26. Igor V
    Igor V 23 March 2016 13: 18
    +1
    Apparently this is a galvanic coating or spraying with some composition. The color in the photo is similar to cadmium. In Soviet times, like consumer goods, they made teaspoons with such a coating, under the gold. Indeed, such coatings give the surface layer of the part wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and increased strength. These technologies were widely used in the old days, but in weapons, as far as I know, only oxidation was used (according to the book - burnishing). There must have been some reason.
  27. Forest
    Forest 23 March 2016 13: 40
    0
    And then they will again scream that the weapon is wedging, we applied the coating, and it clogged with dirt and soot.
  28. beer-youk
    beer-youk 23 March 2016 14: 08
    0
    Quote: Wend
    In the United States declare that they have created a special coating that will allow you to do without cleaning small arms


    Fresh food, but it is difficult to believe! M4A1 - 10 thousand rounds? I would rather believe in an alien occupation ...
  29. Shadowcat
    Shadowcat 23 March 2016 14: 14
    0
    Uguk ... Mozh from powder gases and cleans, but from simple dirt?
  30. Riv
    Riv 23 March 2016 14: 21
    0
    What nonsense. The barrel is obviously not included in the list of moving parts of the weapon, and yet it accounts for the main wear. AKM has a barrel resource, if my memory serves me, the same 10.000 shots. That is, it doesn’t matter how worn the bolt is - the weapon will still not normally shoot and will fit only for some kind of partisan. And replacing the barrel in mass production will cost as a new weapon.

    Loot cut, in short.

    If you open a barn with memory, then in training I once shot about 2.500 rounds of ammunition from my AKS. And, as far as I know, machine guns in guns were changed for new ones once a year, that is, long before the practical maximum wear of the barrel was achieved.
  31. martin-159
    martin-159 23 March 2016 16: 04
    0
    The legend is fresh, but it is hard to believe.
  32. Vadim237
    Vadim237 23 March 2016 16: 34
    0
    Soon weapons will be made of materials with minimal thermal conductivity.
  33. wswff
    wswff 23 March 2016 17: 00
    +1
    I already heard something like that. Exactly! Vietnam M-16. They also said that they didn’t need to be cleaned. And even in the beginning even the ramrod did not go into the kit.
  34. cth; fyn
    cth; fyn 23 March 2016 18: 37
    0
    So wait, the bullet that pushes the soot away? But what about the bullet itself? Where is she, all in the sun, will fly? It was not for nothing that they invented a teflon coating on bullets, but here on the contrary, the opposite effect.
    In general, there is not enough information, it seems to be good, but information on dispersion is needed, has it changed or not?
  35. rubidiy
    rubidiy 23 March 2016 20: 04
    +1
    Well, about "it will save you from the need to clean your weapons" - this is of course nonsense of an advertiser, but maybe some progress has really been made. There are also many questions about the tests: there is no information about the conditions in which the tests took place.
  36. Stoler
    Stoler 23 March 2016 21: 44
    +1
    Whatever cover the weapon had, but if it was fucked a couple of times on concrete and rubbed with sand, crawling on the tummy, it would come off like a pretty one.
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