The Consolidated 1911 Clinic Thread

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Kaylee, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. Kaylee

    Kaylee Moderator

    Dec 19, 2002
    The Last Homely House
    In the interest of cleaning out the top of the forum, all our 1911 Clinic threads are consolidated here. To all who contributed to this fantastic body of knowledge -- THANK YOU!!!

    (and feel free to do the same for other guns :) )

    1911 Homestyle Trigger Job

    1911 Trigger Job Clinic Part 1 the Hammer

    1911 trigger Job Clinic Part 2 SEAR

    1911 Trigger Job Clinic Part 3 Disconnector

    1911 Trigger Job Clinic Part 4 The trigger

    1911 Clinic. The barrel link

    1911 Detail Strip (Series 70)

    1911 Detail Strip (Series 80)

    1911 Quick-Fixes

    1911 Clinic: Troubleshooting

    1911 Clinic - Frames and Slides

    Recoil Spring Check

    Broken Extractors

    Magazine Malfunctions

    Hammer and Sear Angle

    Again -- THANK YOU to all who've posted this wonderful contribution to our collective knowledge base!

    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 4, 2017
  2. 1911carrier

    1911carrier Member

    Jun 14, 2007
    I have minor hammer bite with my RIA 1911 .45. Will changing the recoil spring to a slightly stronger one decrease this?
  3. ppcgm

    ppcgm Member

    Jan 3, 2009
    The hammer is digging a hole in the fat part of your hand between your thumb and your trigger finger ? Replace the grip safety with one of the beavertail types that shields your hand from the hammer. If you're still getting bit, try a Commander style hammer. My 1935's used to do that to me until I bobbed the hammers on them.
  4. Onemoretime

    Onemoretime Member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Which beavertail is best for the RIA 1911? I don't want there to be any space between the frame and beavertail. I don't mind doing the blending I just want there to be enough metal so I don't have to do any welding.
  5. ElmerThudd

    ElmerThudd Member

    Jul 7, 2009
    Thanks for consolidating these, I was looking for one of the above threads and couldn't find it but managed to find it here :)

    Much appreciated for the work.
  6. DuncanSA

    DuncanSA Member

    Mar 17, 2007

    Gentlemen: As a fairly recent Colt series 70 pistol owner, I thank you all for a most informative thread that has gone a long way in clarifying how these guns really work.

    I am still getting to grips with shooting my new pistol (well, not really new as it was one of a batch made at Hartford in 1980) but am getting there!
  7. lasershot

    lasershot Member

    Dec 29, 2010
    I had problem with feed, and everybody blamed it on the ramp, while actually it was a problem with the extractor. I found the solution myself tanks to the THR and old threads like this.
  8. ugly bob

    ugly bob Member

    Jul 26, 2011
    Hi, I have recently bought a 1911 at a gun show that was literally "chopped" it's got a colt slide on a caspian frame. The slide used to be a gov't size until some "gunsmith" chopped it down to be around 1 1/4" shorter. It seems that the frame is smaller in the grip (same size as my 3" kimber cdp II) and is 3/16" shorter in length than a gov't. frame. I'm wondering if the caspian frame could be rescued to make a better pistol as it looks to be unmodified. Could it be used for a commander-sized slide or anything at all? If you like I'll post some pictures and go into further detail on some of the atrocities the gunsmith performed on this 1911. I'd appreciate any help 'cause I could use it.
  9. torchroadster

    torchroadster Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    The thread links in the first post seem to be broken. They take you to the forum home page. ???
  10. anchor

    anchor Member

    Sep 1, 2017
    I got a 1911 for a gift and I love this. I want to try and build some myself and I think there are jigs to help this. Do any of the threads above have this discussion? I took a brief look through them. I didn't see this discussion. Should I make a new discussion for this?
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