cleaning and maintenance of a .22 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by thefonze, May 29, 2012.

  1. thefonze

    thefonze New Member

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    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?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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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.
     

  3. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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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.
     
  4. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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

    qwiksdraw New Member

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    Mine gets field stripped & cleaned after each use.
     
  6. thefonze

    thefonze New Member

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    no matter how many rounds you use?
    I'd have a pain in my *** 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.
     
  7. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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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.
     
  8. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Seriously :confused:
    I have about 500 rds thru my Citadel (Chiappa) 1911 & it might be due for a cleaning after another 500 :rolleyes:
     
  9. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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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.
     
  10. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Hold the phone--
    You take 100 or so GUNS & shoot for 12hrs :confused:
     
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  11. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Yes sir I do. Here's pics of one my shoots last summer.
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    The kids love this one!!!
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  12. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Dam - You should get a Swat van!!!
     
  13. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    I am holding a shoot for 1911 addicts.com on June 16th. 50 lbs of tannerite already bought. There is gonna be 25,000+ rds. of ammo there. 55 gal barrels to shoot. 150 pieces of wood with wire to hang from the trees to blow up. 400 water bottles to shoot. 70 plus steel targets to shoot.

    Hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, baked beans, potatoe salad, steaks, corn on the cob, green beans, etc..... to eat. I will cook all day and let other people shoot. A couple of guys from Buds guns with full auto coming. Jet guns will have 1-3 there. Hell of a party. Love big shoots. Own 350 guns between me and my shooting buddy. This is Ky man. No state competes with Ky on gun ownership. Utah is second and almost 30% behind us. Texas is a joke in gun ownership compared to us. 78% of all Ky people own a gun. Texas is in the 20s. Utah is 48%.
    http://www.1911addicts.com/showthread.php?4142-Lets-hold-that-shoot.
    http://www.1911addicts.com/showthread.php?4238-First-annual-Addicts-shoot.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2012