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Old 05-24-2010, 06:22 AM   #11
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Wow, that 2 minute test convinced me!

I'll never run lube again.
Yeah, I run mine with a few drops on it and wouldn't dream of putting it through that. The point is just what Drumjunkie said.

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when the hammer falls you should see a splash and get oil on your glasses
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oil and residue make mud. an over lubed weapon is worse than none at all.
i knew id get a raise if any thing i run pretty dry but the guy that built my gold cup likes them wet
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I usually take a bucket of sae-40 with me to the rage and just shoot it in there.
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Think ill run mine lubed.
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Just cause you can, don't mean you should.
THERE is an accurate statement.

Just like you - can - step out in front of an oncoming train, that does NOT make it a good idea.
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I guess someone had to do it. Glad it wasn't me and wasn't my gun.

I'm betting if that gun was good for another 1/2 million rounds under normal conditions
it's now good for another 5,000.
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I'm betting if that gun was good for another 1/2 million rounds under normal conditions it's now good for another 5,000.
I'm skeptical that any would handle a 1/2M. Dick Metcalf (shooting times) did an accuracy test on five (if memory serves me) different guns. He cleaned each and then shot until failure, with an accuracy run every five hundred rounds (once again, if memory serves me). After the failure, each was cleaned and he began shooting again. His results showed that the accuracy of a gun barrel reaches optimum at about - - seven thousand - - rounds. It then "deteriorates" back to what it started at by ten thousand rounds.

My guess would be that by 20,000 rounds the accuracy is not what you would hope for.
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My guess would be that by 20,000 rounds the accuracy is not what you would hope for.
And that particular test was 1911s that were taken care of/oiled?
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And that particular test was 1911s that were taken care of/oiled?
They were guns that started with proper maintenance.

My comment was primarily directed at the 1/2M.






Personally, I would not run a gun with no oil. Why - try - to have it fail?
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Pat, i'm kinda dissapointed. I thought the service life of a 1911 would be a little bettter than that.

According to the Wikipedia I found this:
"the 92F proved a MRBF (mean rounds before failure) of 35,000 rounds. That number is equivalent to five or six times the pistol's service life."
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