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Proper lube of frame parts 1911

Post by Warhorse on 5/22/2018, 9:31 pm

I completely disassembled my Colt National Match today , cleaned and oiled.

Should I have used grease on some parts, or is a light coat of oil sufficient?

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Post by Chris Miceli on 5/22/2018, 10:02 pm

I only lube the frame rails and the barrel to bushing contact after smearing with my finger I’ll rub that excess on the top of hood.

Different strokes for different folks, I never use grease....well except for wheel bearings

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Post by Warhorse on 5/23/2018, 7:20 am

I am specifically referring to the sear, disconnector, trigger bow, and surface of the hammer that connects with the sear.

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Post by Chris Miceli on 5/23/2018, 7:40 am

Warhorse wrote:I am specifically referring to the sear, disconnector, trigger bow, and surface of the hammer that connects with the sear.
yeah i don't lube those, just clean and re assemble
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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on 5/23/2018, 8:53 am

TW-25B on the sear/disconnecter and super lube on the rails, barrel, lugs, slide stop and plunger.  Oil on the trigger channel and where the disco comes out of the frame.  CLP everywhere else.


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Post by Ed Hall on 5/23/2018, 11:55 am

Warhorse wrote:I am specifically referring to the sear, disconnector, trigger bow, and surface of the hammer that connects with the sear.
I always coated each of those parts with CLP when I reassembled the gun, until recent years.  I would wet my fingers and then cover each part as I installed them.  In more recent years, I have taken to using non-graphite moly lube on the sear, hammer and their pins.

However, I believe the proper answer for your 1911 is actually, "What your gunsmith (or, manufacturer) suggests?" rather than what I do.

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Post by cdrt on 5/23/2018, 12:57 pm

Chris Miceli wrote:
Warhorse wrote:I am specifically referring to the sear, disconnector, trigger bow, and surface of the hammer that connects with the sear.
yeah i don't lube those, just clean and re assemble

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Post by jglenn21 on 5/23/2018, 2:08 pm

moly lube on the sear and hammer hooks for me
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Post by Jack H on 5/23/2018, 6:30 pm

I put moly on my HB sear/hammer the night before an EIC.  Luckily I weighed the trigger after.  The moly made it under 4#
Took the moly off and used regular oil.  The trigger got back to legal.
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Post by Ed Hall on 5/23/2018, 9:05 pm

Jack H wrote:I put moly on my HB sear/hammer the night before an EIC.  Luckily I weighed the trigger after.  The moly made it under 4#
Took the moly off and used regular oil.  The trigger got back to legal.
At least you caught it early.  Back when I was on the AF Team, one of my teammates put some on his and another's guns right before the weight checks, and they both failed.  They had to scramble to correct the issue.

As for my guns, the weight is adjusted for the moly lube.

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Post by Mac2 on 5/27/2018, 5:57 pm

What brands/part-numbers of non-graphite moly lube   
 have been found to be suitable to use on 1911 sear/hammer?
Amazon seems to have many lubs said to contain moly.

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Post by jglenn21 on 5/27/2018, 7:41 pm

I use brownells action lube plus.. the small jar lasts forever.
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Post by Ed Hall on 5/27/2018, 7:58 pm

I use the Neco Moly-Slide, sold by Larry's Guns, although I have an older tube rather than the current style container:

Neco Moly-Slide

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