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Definitive 1911 Manual?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Phydeaux642, Oct 25, 2007.

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  1. Phydeaux642

    Phydeaux642 Member

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    Is there a definitive book or manual covering everything 1911? I have seen several books at the regular outlets that have "1911" in the title but they always seem a bit lacking when I look through them. I would like something very in depth in order to learn more about the platform including customizing, repair, etc..

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    All you want to know and more Keep mine on desk in front of me
     
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    "Everything 1911"...Likely you'll need more than one book.

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  5. Old Fuff

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    Books on the 1911 platform tend to either cover mechanical/gunsmithing issues or historical bckground. I know of no single book that covers both.

    If you are interested in trouble shooting problems, Use this forumn's search feature (at top of page in grean bar) and the term "1911tuner." You will find a ton of information that will only cost you for the paper and ink to make a hard copy.
     
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    +1

    But search also for "Old Fuff", he is a wealth of 1911 info also!
     
  7. Phydeaux642

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    Thanks Old Fuff. I guess I was leaning more towards the mechanical/gunsmithing issues, so, the advice for "1911tuner" is much appreciated.

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    Both Kuhnhausen books and the Army FMs and TMs on the 1911.
     
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    I have Jerry Kuhnhausen's book for my S&W m637.Excellent book, well written, detailed, and easy to follow.If its mechanical/shop/gunsmithing/care info your looking for, his book should serve you well.mine has.
     
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    There's a Clawson book on ebay atm for a mere $900 :eek:
     
  11. Old Fuff

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    They must be going down, they were listed at over one thousand.... :what:

    Before someone blows that much money, I think a reprint/new edition is in the works. ;)
     
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    I have on older soft cover book, published in 1980, by Ken Hallock, called appropriately enough, Hallock's .45 Auto Manual. Pretty decent book with chapters on operation, diassembly/assembly, history, tune ups, trigger and accuracy jobs, and sight installation. The author served 5 years in the Air Force Gunsmith Shop, as part of their Marksmanship School. Illustrations and photos are used throughout the book, and really helped me when I was putting together a 1911 some years ago. Price back then was $11.95; don't know if they're still out there, but worth a look.
     
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