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Old 07-06-2011, 01:22 AM   #1
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What is the difference between gun grease and lubricating oil? What are they for and when would one use one over the other?

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Different parts require different lubes. Gun oil is a liquid at room temp. Gun grease- think of Crisco or vaseline.

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at the end of the day I bought a base Hoppe's cleaning kit, it has solvent, a spray oil, and a gun grease. I just want to know what to clean my 1911 with and with what grease, oil, solvent to use what on what on.

I cleaned the whole field strip with solvent, put a thin layer and wiped it off of oil, but left enough to know that oil had been there, and put grease on things that go click.

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Bastard lol ...

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Grease has no place on the AR Rifle!Good Lube only!

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Grease has no place on the AR Rifle!Good Lube only!

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Great to know!!! Good thing I'm cleaning a 1911 pistol than lol!
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