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newbie question on lubrication

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I just finished shooting my new springfield mil-spec for the first time. After I cleaned it up I started lubing and realized I didn't really know what the most important places to lube were. I tried to lube everywhere metal might touch metal, which seems like a lot of places on a 1911.

1. What are the most important places to lube on a 1911?

2. Is there a product that lubes the entire gun quickly, or is it better to put a little oil on a gun patch and individually lube each spot (which is my normal practice)?
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Hell, I pretty much douse the whole gun until its swimming with oil, then wipe off the excess and drips with a dry oil rag (That looks exactly like an old cotton T-shirt).

Are there any drawbacks to oiling too much? I can't think of any offhand.

-Electric Armadillo-
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