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Old 05-29-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default cleaning and maintenance of a .22 1911

got mys first one a few months back, put around 500 rounds through it before i broke it down and cleaned it,needless to say it was filthy.
haven't used it in about five weeks now, haven't been able to get to the range for one reason or another, so here's the question..

Should i break it down and stick a bit of oil on it when i've not used it in a while?
If so, what's type of time frame are we talking? a month? a year?

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Old 05-29-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
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If I don't intend to fire a gun for an undetermined amount of time, I give 'em a good coat of oil. Keeps them from rusting, above that, I dont know if it does any good. Makes me feel better though.

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The .22 is a dirty round regardless of brand it is just plain dirty.

As for oiling and cleaning, if I am not going to shoot it for a while I will clean and oil it every month. I do it on the first few days of every month for every gun I have, if they have been in the safe then it is just a quick swab and oil.

Not sure if it is right but it is just what I do.

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I didn't even know a .22 1911 or any kind of .22, ever needed cleaning!

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Mine gets field stripped & cleaned after each use.

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Mine gets field stripped & cleaned after each use.
no matter how many rounds you use?
I'd have a pain in my ass doing that tbh.

I am a bit nervous stripping it as anything i've learned has come from youtube, but once i have it down i'm sure i'll come to enjoy it.
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I have a GG1911-22 which would do well with any kind of ammo, even the cheap Federal 550 bulk. But, after about 600 rounds, started having too many light strikes even with CCI Mini Mags, but would always fire the second try. Spending $70+ to send a $300 pistol for warranty didn't appeal to me so called ATI about detail stripping it myself but they advised against it. A local dealer is a gunsmith & while he wasn't authorized to do warranty work, they assured me that it would not void the warranty if I let him look at it.

He found a lot of "gunk" in the firing pin channel, as well as throughout the pistol where merely field stripping did not expose it. Cleaned it out real good, lubed & no parts needed. Since then, back to it's old reliable self. We think it was the shipping goo they load them down with & even though I sprayed it down good with brake cleaner & blew it out with compressed air, it didn't get it all. Of course, it could have been made worse by the cheap Federal ammo, so I'll be shooting better stuff from now on.

Will be interesting to learn if this is a re-occuring problem. I generally clean after every range trip which will be about every 100 rounds.

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Mine gets field stripped & cleaned after each use.
Seriously
I have about 500 rds thru my Citadel (Chiappa) 1911 & it might be due for a cleaning after another 500
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I have the Colt, GSG, and the Chiappa. I usually shoot 500+ rds on my range trips through them. I take the slide off and clean everything I can after shooting them like that. But I only shoot my guns about every 2 months now that I usually take 100 or so at a time and shoot for 12+ hrs. A general wipe down every 3-4 months if they are not shot. I use oil not grease on .22s. Grease on the slides of anyhing larger than .22.

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I have the Colt, GSG, and the Chiappa. I usually shoot 500+ rds on my range trips through them. I take the slide off and clean everything I can after shooting them like that. But I only shoot my guns about every 2 months now that I usually take 100 or so at a time and shoot for 12+ hrs. A general wipe down every 3-4 months if they are not shot. I use oil not grease on .22s. Grease on the slides of anyhing larger than .22.
Hold the phone--
You take 100 or so GUNS & shoot for 12hrs
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