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Unread 12-30-2022, 03:47 AM   #1
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I have heard that for Lugers, you use grease on things that slide or roll under pressure and oil for everything else.

What do you true cognoscenti have to say on this topic? Have technological advances in lubricants changed this equation, assuming it is correct?

Also, what lubricants do you folks recommend
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I use Mil-Tec grease where parts slide, roll or under pressure, gun oil every where else.
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Both collect detritus from firing.
With very fine tolerances, Lugers do not like dirt and work better when cleaned frequently
(I know, not ideal for a military firearm)
But as a civilian, not in battlefield conditions cleaning frequently is easy.

That said it is easier to clean oil, than grease.
I only oil.
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I have no idea what a "cognoscenti ' is... But really, any actual gun oil will work. Please don't listen to folks that suggest motor oil or transmission fluid.
A medium size bottle will last for many years.

I use Rem oil
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army clp

The CLP is thick and what put on where the slide goes back and forth, as it is thicker oil.
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Cognoscenti= "Those who Know"

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Grantman, I've got about 237,000 greases and oils in my shop. Well, ok, i might be exaggerating a little. But, they all work fairly well. I use oil on most areas and occasionally a dab of lubriplate. Keep the lube fresh and clean.
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Thanks to all who answered my questions!....I really appreciate the level of scholarship I have witnessed on this forum
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