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Old October 31, 2000, 02:49 PM   #1
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Just bought a new stainless kimber classic and need a little advice on were and were not to oil. I know that a lot of people recommend greasing the slide rails on stainless .45s. Any other advice would be appreciated.

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Old October 31, 2000, 03:38 PM   #2
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I use TW25-B on all my weapons. It works very well on stainless to stainless contact points. With all the high-tech lubes out there, I stay away from liquids because the grease types stay put.

For the 1911, just make sure all metal to metal contact points are lightly lubed.

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Old October 31, 2000, 04:14 PM   #3
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I am picking up the same gun on Friday- when my 11 day waiting period is up.

It is my first 1911, and I have the same question about lubrication. Can you guys elaborate? Any good sights on the web that give detailed stripping, cleaning, and lubing instructions?
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Old October 31, 2000, 06:39 PM   #4
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Old October 31, 2000, 09:21 PM   #5
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Keeper: The Wilson Combat 1911 Maintainence Manual describes field striping,full detail disassembly,lubrication and a schedule for changing springs. It has good photos and step by step instructions. Dillon, Midway and of course Wilson Combat sell it. I use it as a reference routinely with my Kinber Gold Match and Compact.
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Old November 1, 2000, 02:37 AM   #6
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Old November 1, 2000, 07:06 AM   #7
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Suggest a tiny dab of TetraGrease on sear and rails, and a drop of BreakFree CLP on the barrel (muzzle end), hood, and disconnecter.

Or have it NP3'ed....

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Old November 1, 2000, 08:54 AM   #8
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After cleaning I wipe down all surfaces with a very light coat of synthetic oil like TW25B or Eezox. Slide rails, barrel lugs, and sear get a synth grease like Rig +P Stainless or Tetra.
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Old November 1, 2000, 05:26 PM   #9
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I like Wilsons Ultima-Lube, they sell both a liquid and a grease version in a 7cc syringe with a very small tip to reach the tight spots. As far as what to lube, the manual that comes with your gun is very detailed.
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Old November 2, 2000, 02:33 PM   #10
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I second Wilson's Ultima Lube. Good stuff. Use grease on the rails, oil on the rest.
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Old November 2, 2000, 08:53 PM   #11
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Wilson's Ultima lube is the best thing I have used.lightly oil all metal to metal parts.I have a friend who served as a tank commander in Desert storm He told me he cleaned his 45 auto and the Fifty daily.and some times he would run everthing dry because of the sand sticking to the oil.He said it was always gamble because if he elected to run it dry it would rain, if he elected to oil it the sand would blow.
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Old November 3, 2000, 05:46 PM   #12
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I'll 3rd the Wilson Ultima-lube the best grease I have used, as for oil I like something called Miltec-1
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Old November 3, 2000, 06:27 PM   #13
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I like to use Tetra products..

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Old November 3, 2000, 07:15 PM   #14
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Just ladle about a teaspoon of good ol' Three-In-One oil inside that baby and it'll shoot nearly forever.

(Be sure and wear shooting glasses as the slide tends to sling a little oil.)

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Old November 3, 2000, 08:35 PM   #15
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After pouring in the teaspoon full of oil (Mobil One works best), it is essential that you give the pistol a good shake to evenly distribute the lubricant.


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