Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

1911 gunsmithing manuals

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dimis, May 17, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Dimis

    Dimis Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,558
    Location:
    Delaware
    in another thread it was brought up that if one wanted to do his own fitting of parts they should get "The Colt .45 Automatic a shop manual"

    are there any other manuals or books that are recomended?

    Im sure the one mentioned leans toward older modifications (still relevant) but wondered if there were more modern manuals for the newer tricks and mods done these days
     
  2. JTQ

    JTQ Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    5,607
    Location:
    NW Florida
  3. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    12,748
    Location:
    In a part of Utah that resembles Tattooine.
    The Kuhnhausen (sp?) manual is supposed to be definitive. I have been nosing around gun shows to try to find a used one, I'm a cheapskate.
     
  4. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2005
    Messages:
    14,886
    Location:
    Lewisberry, PA
    That Wilson book is a good "primer".

    The Kuhnhausen shop manuals are more advanced material, going into properly fitting parts and measuring the necessary tolerances and fittings.
     
  5. Steve C.

    Steve C. Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Central MI
    Best Manual

    There are two Kuhnhausen paperback manuals out. I have both and what ever you will ever need to know about the 1911 is in vol.1 or vol.2 Hard to find and expensive but worth the price
     
  6. cavman

    cavman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,002
    Location:
    Maine
  7. JTQ

    JTQ Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    5,607
    Location:
    NW Florida
    "The Colt .45 Automatic a Shop Manual" is Kuhnhausen's book. The OP is looking for some other recommendation.
     
  8. hAkron

    hAkron Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,026
    Location:
    Akron, Ohio
    I have seen a .PDF version of the Kuhnhausen manual that a friend had (I don't know if it was aquired through official channels or if it was complete) and it seemed like a great manual. You may want to see of it can be officially purchased electronically through a reputable eBook retailer such Amazon and just print out the sections you need. It's almost always cheaper to get a book electronically.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page