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Old 03-29-2019, 12:17 PM   #1
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How to completely clean a 1911

I don't know if this is the best forum for this so if it needs to be moved please do so. I can remember the first time I completely disassembled my 1911 it was a daunting task for me. Of course the internet helped. I throw out the following link for the noobies here:

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/20...a-1911-pistol/

Any suggestions. tips, aids etc. anyone can add would be appreciated as well.
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Old 03-29-2019, 01:43 PM   #2
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The best way to keep it clean is to leave it in the box...

I used to use some spray-on cleaner(s) used to sanitize computer boards and other delicate products. In fact, one time Terry Tussey's helper asked how I got the 1911s so clean.

If I had to a 1911 now after a brief day at the range, I'd make sure I had spray-on CLP Break Free, Q-Tips, and lots of red shop rags.

The biggest problem is grit.
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Old 03-29-2019, 02:31 PM   #3
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The best way to keep it clean is to leave it in the box...
But where is the fun in that? LOL
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LOL. I must admit, I haven't put my .22LR compact nickel slide on my Kimber. I have all four magazines loaded, and I have no excuses!
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Complete takedown gets easy if you do it a few times. A little patience and it will be second nature. Just practice.


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That's a good article, I moved it to the Gunsmith Sub Forum where it shouldn't get lost.
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DeOlMan, I'll go study your vid!

In the meantime, I'll post a description in another thread -- maybe someone knows from the description what I'm doing wrong until I can get the pix and wee vids edited, ready to post?

{sigh} So, I'll be posting about my 9mm Micro:. (let me get it up and I'll bring the URL back....)

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Old 03-29-2019, 09:58 PM   #8
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That's a good article, I moved it to the Gunsmith Sub Forum where it shouldn't get lost.
Thank you. Hopefully the link won't die.
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