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Old 03-01-2014, 04:33 PM   #1
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I have used hoppies gun oil mfor years and find it to be consumed during use in rather short period of time. Question has anyone used a sae 5 weight oil and what results? I tried it and the flim strength stays put and lasts. I have not had any fouling or residue build up. Your opinions please.
 
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:27 PM   #2
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The people who are using motor oil for gun lubrication all seem to be using synthetic Mobile One.

Standard type motor oils may contain additives that can be bad for gun finishes and even metals.
 
Old 03-03-2014, 06:44 PM   #3
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Oils

I was considering trying mobil-1, would you recommend about sae 5 weight or what?

Thanks for the comeback
 
 
Old 03-04-2014, 01:14 PM   #4
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I run Mobil 1 15-50 in my 1911 and 2011, which are used in USPSA competition. The 2011 has 5K down the pipe, the 1911 has about 23K down the pipe, with no measurable wear on either.
 
Old 03-04-2014, 02:27 PM   #5
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My Mobil 1 supply comes from emptying a bunch of "empty" bottles of the few drops left in each one. I have 4-5 oz of the mixture of every weight Mobil 1. It is probably a 3-5 year supply for my handguns.

If I could tell the difference between the different weights, my guns can't.
 
Old 03-07-2014, 05:08 PM   #6
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Many thanks, i am off to the oil store for some mobil-1.

Adjusting the trigger pull spring not a problem but the hammer sprin butt slide goes back in rather hard, i have to lean on it against the work bench to insert the keeper pin, is this normal? I get it together and every thing works as expected, no problems in operation.

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Old 03-07-2014, 05:54 PM   #7
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Normal.
 
Old 03-11-2014, 09:03 PM   #8
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thanks Scotty.
 
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