How often? A cleaning question.

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by ORShooter, Jan 17, 2019.

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  1. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    So, after seeing a thread in the Gunsmith forum, I was just wondering how often do you folks take out the firing pin and extractor when doing your cleaning? After so many rounds, so many months or every time you clean?
     
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  2. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    During a detail strip/clean. Every 2000 rounds. Change recoil and firing pin springs as well.
     
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  3. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    876
    Mar 25, 2016
    After every session for me. Retired so I have lots of time and enjoy cleaning. Trigger and internals every 1000.
     
  4. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    I pull the extractor and firing pin every cleaning.
     
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  5. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Time is something I'm in no short supply of myself. Cleaning is something I don't mind doing either. After years in the military, I can say with peace of mind, my firearm will function when I have to grab it and go. If it fails, it won't be because it was left dirty!:grin:
     
  6. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    After each shooting excursion, however, the extractor channel gets more gunk in it than the firing pin. I've thought about bagging the firing pin cleaning but I just keep doing it.
    Time on my hands.
     
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  7. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    ( Primary gun ) ...For me after every 1,000 rds ...so about every 2 wks for me / gun gets completely stripped to a bare frame at the end of every month...or about 2,000 rds.
     
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  8. techiede

    techiede Active Member

    107
    Oct 30, 2014
    once/year or every 5k rounds, whichever is first. I replace the FP spring at the same time.
     
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  9. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    I think I said this in that other thread, but I strip/clean/inspect to a bare slide and frame every time my 1911s get shot.
     
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