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Old 07-29-2011, 03:56 AM   #1
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Default Any sample lube for my new SA1911?

Hi guys, I see that some of you who are very knowledgable have offered some kind of sample lube or oil to other members. This is my first handgun SA1911 ever. Never owned a pistol before. I'm so glad I joined this forum, I've had gotten such great info from alot of these members. Any lube sample for this newb? regards! Chad
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Old 07-30-2011, 04:05 PM   #2
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Humm, let me see, "light lube" a generic answer would be gun oil..but very little one or two drops.
If that is what you're asking. Remember if you can't find your answer here Goggle and u tube can be helpful.
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I blend my own. Cane's "Mobil Mystery", 90% Mobil 1 / 10% Marvel Mystery.
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To add .. my personal choice is.
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Think you have seen a pattern here

Basically any light machine or motor oil will do the job. Just a couple of things to consider, the lube should be of sufficient weight to stay put and not run off but not so heavy to attract dirt and gum up...5W-30 works fine. Also no detergents or other additives....just plain oil. Cane's mixture is fine as both are oils and the mystery oil penetrates the metal better than plain engine oil. I have actually tried that and the slide on my 1911 feels like its running on ball bearings...super smooth.

Don't be taken in by the marketing hype of the gun lube makers, you'll pay $5 for 1oz of gun lube when a $5 quart of Mobil 1 will last a decade.
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You sirs are thee Shiz nits. All of you gentlemen are super awesome and friendly. Sigh i love this forum...
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I use Fluid Film on my guns, someone here on the forum was giving out some samples awhile back. Also JD did a corrosion test with the stuff and it was great!!
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Hi guys, I see that some of you who are very knowledgable have offered some kind of sample lube or oil to other members. This is my first handgun SA1911 ever. Never owned a pistol before. I'm so glad I joined this forum, I've had gotten such great info from alot of these members. Any lube sample for this newb? regards! Chad
Free sample lube for a nube?

Looks like you got your answer, get it free off your dipstick! No shipping costs either...

You do use good oil in your car, right?
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