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Cleaning an accurized 1911

Post by Warhorse on 5/4/2018, 11:30 am

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Today I am cleaning my Les Baer wad gun. After 2800 rounds of my reloads which were all loaded utilizing Bullseye powder, I pulled the firing pin and extractor. Found the firing pin a little dirty, but the extractor was extremely gunked up with what looks like dirty gease. My question is if this is just from the Bullseye powder? Is it sufficient to just oil it before reassembly, or should it be heavily greased?

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Post by mikemyers on 5/6/2018, 8:49 am

Is it possible to get one of those "tops" with a tiny metal tube for the FP-10, so you can aim it directly where you want it to go?  

It may be overpriced, but that's rarely been a criteria for me in selecting most things, especially if it does a better job of protecting far more expensive parts.
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Post by jmdavis on 5/6/2018, 10:00 am

$70 per gallon makes it cheaper than Kroil and ballistol. But a gallon is ALOT of oil. I have two gallons of LSA. since 2012 I have used ~1 quart on my ARs for competition. I run them VERY WET.
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Re: Cleaning an accurized 1911

Post by rich.tullo on 5/6/2018, 10:03 am

45ACP, Complete clean, two or three times a year. Clean the barrel and slide every 300 to 500 rounds depending on the powder. 

I use Lucas oil works good Only one I do not like is CLP because its too thick. Kroil is a good rust protector and when I do a full clean I use that to clean and then use the Lucus oil as a lube. 

Between matches I will take the slide off and wipe down the feed ramp and oil the rails takes 30 second and the gun runs good. 

I also run a bore snake through it before I take the slide off just to get the carbon out of the barrel.
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Re: Cleaning an accurized 1911

Post by jglenn21 on 5/6/2018, 4:04 pm

I'll be a contrarian to the subjects.

I clean my pistols after every match... without failure..  mainly the entire slide and barrel along with the frame rails and feed ramp.. break the frame down maybe 2-3 times a year. 

Best oil... for me it's Bob Marvel's oil.. now currently MFR-7 made by Pro Gold.. If it was good enough for Mr. Marvel and Keefer I'll use it.....nothing synthetic about it.. just old Machine gun oil.  Do we really need a oil that is rating from -45F to +450F   I hope not.  I've used some really fancy synthetic oils back when I was building racing engines.. Some with <0 weight at well over 12,000RPM.   just a bit excessive for what we need.

I use sfl-0 grease on the barrel and bushing as well as the barrel lugs.

as noted pretty much everything works well enough other than no oil.


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Post by SW-52 on 5/6/2018, 7:22 pm

for clean my high standard,52-2 and wadgun barrel i use kroil,for lubrication Gunfighter oil. in these days a customer of the armory i work, lubricate the slide of a Taurus with WD-40 and lubricate the rails with vaseline,incredible but was true  lol! lol! lol! lol!
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Re: Cleaning an accurized 1911

Post by brassmaster on 5/7/2018, 6:29 pm

Chris Miceli wrote:We have a local HM 2650 shooter that completely disassembles his gun and scrubs his barrel of his 45 between centerfire and 45 during the lunch break.

Jonathan Shue, the reigning National Precision Pistol Champion, competes in our annual Regional & State Championships. After the Center Fire match you will find him off somewhere in a building corner completely disassembling his 1911 and thoroughly cleaning EVERY PART, oiling and reassembling before the .45 match. Maybe it's a learned task from his time on the Marine Pistol Team or maybe when you get to the top tier on the National Stage, you don't want to lose a match or championship due to an alibi run. In the several years that he has competed in our matches, I don't recall seeing him make an alibi run with the .45. But, this is a guy that groans at a "9" on a slow fire target too.
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Re: Cleaning an accurized 1911

Post by Chris Miceli on 5/7/2018, 7:18 pm

brassmaster wrote:
Chris Miceli wrote:We have a local HM 2650 shooter that completely disassembles his gun and scrubs his barrel of his 45 between centerfire and 45 during the lunch break.

Jonathan Shue, the reigning National Precision Pistol Champion, competes in our annual Regional & State Championships. After the Center Fire match you will find him off somewhere in a building corner completely disassembling his 1911 and thoroughly cleaning EVERY PART, oiling and reassembling before the .45 match. Maybe it's a learned task from his time on the Marine Pistol Team or maybe when you get to the top tier on the National Stage, you don't want to lose a match or championship due to an alibi run. In the several years that he has competed in our matches, I don't recall seeing him make an alibi run with the .45. But, this is a guy that groans at a "9" on a slow fire target too.

That makes 2 2650 shooters who clean the gun between matches
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