1911 Oiling - To Much - Not Enough - (pics)

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    thats a nice looking gun!
    probably a smidge more than i put on, but i really wouldnt call it TOO MUCH.
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    I have mixed a little bit of graphite with some grease and I use that..I have always wondered tho if the two chemical compounds interfere with each other..any of you chemists out there know? Or is oil the best to use on your pistol?
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    I would say that's a lot more oil than needed, but default to your owner's manual.

    The general rule I follow is you should not be able to move the oil with your finger. A drop or two of CLP on each rail is about all I use. The only malfunctions I experienced were due to a faulty extractor.

    Parts subject to friction should be damp, but not running. Other metal parts can be oiled for cleaning and preservation, but should be wiped dry.

    I have many times witnessed guys lining up to receive 3 squirts of CLP from a bottle in the upper receivers of their rifles. After the first round of firing, they can't see due to the CLP fumes. After the third round, their weapons start gumming up and they get malfunctions.
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    If it is to be a carry gun I recomend you use grease instead of oil. It won't collect as much lent and garbage. I use grease. You have over lubed your weapon. You only need a light film.
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    P.S. grease lasts longer.

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    If it's range day, it's dripping. Why cause wear when it can be avoided? For carry, minimal use of CLP if your pistol is trust worthy.
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    Looks like the correct amount for some heavy range work and I would add a few drops after 50-75 rounds.
    After clean up I would cut the amount in half for EDC, then add a few drops at the start of the next range session.
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    Is that a Sham Wow?

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    Having a firearm soaking with petroleum based oil is not real great for fine leather holsters. Just FYI.

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    Not a 1911 but I have used Ams Oil Synthetic grease on all contact points on every Semi Auto I have ever owned, and after a great many rounds the guns all still show very minimal wear. N it will not bleed.......

    Just for the record I use the Red grease it is for high speed applications and virtually immune to temperature variations and moisture...
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