Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapon Repair, Cleaning & Gun Oil

Weapon repairs are a big part of Red Dead Redemption 2. In order for them to function properly, you’ll need to clean your weapons and work on maintenance every once in a while. Otherwise, their damage, reload times and firing speed will decline. Cleaning a weapon in RDR 2 is a simple procedure, but you’ll need gun oil to do it. If you have any issues finding this consumable or repairing your guns in general, keep reading our Red Dead Redemption 2 weapon repair, cleaning & gun oil guide.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapon Repair, Cleaning & Gun Oil

How to repair your weapon in Red Dead Redemption 2?

To repair your weapons in RDR 2, simply open up the weapon wheel, hover over the one you want to clean and press the right analogue stick. This will allow you to inspect the gun – now all you need to do is press square on PS4 (X on Xbox) to clean it using gun oil.

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It can be done literally anywhere, so there’s no need to visit a specialized shop or anything. When you inspect the weapon, the game will tell you whether it requires maintenance. Just make sure you have the gun oil.

Where to find gun oil in RDR2?

You can buy gun oil from pretty much any gunsmith. Those in major towns will always have it in stock (the guy in Valentine certainly does). Go into the shop and start browsing the wares, then open up the accessories tab. You’ll find it there, and it’ll set you back $1.5 or so.

It’s probably a good idea to keep a few cans of gun oil in your saddlebags at all times, and another one or two in your satchel. Since you’ll have to rely only a handful of weapons at any one time, it’s better to make sure they won’t just stop working in the middle of a fight.


If you end up getting stuck at another point, you might want to check out some of the other guides we have. We've written about mysteries like the missing person Gavin, the Rhodes Gunsmith prisoner, the locked door at Valentine doctor. We also have instructional guides that show how to rob stores without getting bounty or where to sell jewelry and gold bars. If it's collectibles or key items you're after, we've found all the Penny Dreadful comic books, Chick's treasure map location, or that famous pipe for Dutch. Finally, if you don't care to explore the map yourself, you could take a look at our Watson's Cabin and Catfish Jackson's Homestead locations guides. In the latest Red Dead Online Moonshiners Update you'll have a chance to find Navy Revolver and Best Shack Locations.


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One COMMENT

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    Ryan

    Is it, or should it be, possible to clean/repair worn weapons, taken from NPC’s?

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