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Old 06-11-2018, 09:15 PM
alphawhiskey alphawhiskey is offline
 
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Default Grease or Oil for 1911?

Quick question with probably a thousand answers.

Should I use grease, oil, or a combination of both on 1911s?

Iím just thinking about my Garands, where some surfaces get oiled and others get greased.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:06 PM
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Rotates? oil (I use whatever gun oil I happen to dig out of my toolbox)
Slides? grease (I use Enos Slide Glide)

Not at all different from an M1

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Old 06-12-2018, 06:35 AM
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CLP is all I use on my 1911s. Slides and all and not much unless it is brand new and then I run them a little wet for break in period.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:52 AM
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CLP is all I use.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:02 AM
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I have never used anything but oil on a 1911, or any other semi auto pistol and over a thirty period the only one that failed to function properly was a Para Ordnance Warthog, and it never worked right no matter what I used or did. All my other duty guns and back up guns gave me reliable service with several different brands of oil, and no grease. The M1 Garand is a whole different thing, with sliding parts having to travel much farther and faster than a pistol, and more things to flex and rub.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:23 PM
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Rig grease on bearing surfaces. Oil is a waste of time.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:24 PM
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Old 06-12-2018, 03:49 PM
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Rotates? oil (I use whatever gun oil I happen to dig out of my toolbox)
Slides? grease (I use Enos Slide Glide)

Not at all different from an M1
Same saying I use. I use SLIP 2000, ALG Go Juice or 3-IN-ONE oil, and good old wheel bearing grease myself.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:07 PM
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It is prudent to use a higher viscosity lubricant (like grease) on the barrel bushing and the slide/frame rails if you want to reduce wear. By the way, LSA (Lubricant, Small Arms) is technically a grease.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:22 PM
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Ballistol is all I use on my duty 1911.
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