Colt 1911 stainless care

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    Colt 1911 stainless care

    My Colt is stored in the factory case inside of a small safe. I take it out a few times a week just because its my favorite Pistol. When I open the case I always find oil on the slide..the best I can compare it to is condensation on a glass.

    Should I be worried about this ?

    I have been using rem-oil maybe I should try something else ?
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    As long as its oil your ok

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    As long as it’s oil and not condensation nothing to worry about.
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    Is there high humidity in your house? Maybe try switching to a CLP and see if the same thing happens.
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    I would keep some sort of dissicent in the case with it. Replace it regularly and it will keep the moisture away from your Colt. Don't worry about oil on the slide.
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    Rem oil is extremely light and migrates well. You've discovered how it migrates too well, and why I don't recommend it for defensive guns that are stored a long time without maintenance. It migrates right out of where you need it.

    1911's tend to have a lot of lube points compared to modern polymer pistols.you could try synthetic light weight motor oil. You could try less oil. You may be using too much in each lube point. Wipe off excess before storing. Since this is a range gun, not SD, it's probably not a big deal either way (assuming your "condensation" really is oil).

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    If you store your guns long term, you want a heavier lube/oil. I use Firepower-10 that stays put and does not evaporate like Rem-oil. Also use Mobil One synthetic motor oil
    that lasts forever and at $6/quart at Walmart, its a cheap fix.
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    If you are storing your pistol in a pistol rug that has that synthetic sheep wool interior - that synthetic wool tends to get wet with migrated oil and then as your pistol slides around in that case - oil will end up up being transferred to the surface of the pistol which may look like condensation but, it is harmless to your handgun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sap03 View Post
    My Colt is stored in the factory case inside of a small safe.
    Don't store it in the factory case, lay it on the shelf.
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    DO NOT store it in the gun case. they trap moisture from the air and do not allow moisture to escape. I use gunsocks on all of my long guns with no problems. for my handguns i lay them on the shelf in my pistol safe on a rag, bot nothing else other than oil. I also wipe them down with a silicone impregnated cloth that i have found works very very well. Since i carry all of my handguns i clean and oil every sunday so my guns dont really have time to develop rust
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    I use rifle grease on my pistols. It doesn't run and last a long time.
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    It may be defective, ship it to me and I'll check it out for you.
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    Thanks OD & Taurahe, I did not know that. I ended up with some stuff called weapon shield and I am impressed with it so far (clp/grease)
    One day maybe I will get a safe with humidity control, I will have to do some research. Living in this swamp of a state has a few drawbacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sap03 View Post
    Thanks OD & Taurahe, I did not know that. I ended up with some stuff called weapon shield and I am impressed with it so far (clp/grease)
    One day maybe I will get a safe with humidity control, I will have to do some research. Living in this swamp of a state has a few drawbacks.
    You're quite welcome.

    Weapon Shield is good stuff, I switched to it as soon as George Fennell brought it to market. He is the inventor of FP-10 and when he sold that company, Birchwood Casey changed the formula, Weapon Shield is basically an improved FP-10.

    I'd also recommend getting some "Rig" to wipe down your guns with if you plan on letting them set for any length of time.
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    I'm a RIG fan myself. No rust ever.

    Didn't know this about Weapon Shield. Thanks OD#!
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