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I'm looking for the perfect manual or cd that will walk me threw troubleshooting problems and adjustments,plus the care and feeding of the 1911. I would also enjoy some smithing that can be performed without the special tools.I was thinking about Browns 1911 Bench reference on cd.Any thoughts or advise appreciated. Thanks, Capt.Drydock
 

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Think the word "perfect" slowed everyone down here..many are good but not that fer sure.

I like the Kuhnhausen Books, "The Colt .45 A Shop Manual", both Vol. I & II. It would be my first choice.

Ken Hallock`s " Hallock`s .45 Auto Handbook is usefull as well if you can only buy one.

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1) Be patient, we can't all wait for new posts and reply right away.
2) Kuhnhausen books, both of them.
3) Ed Brown's book has a few interesting tidbits re: bbl fitting and ejectors, but most of it is extremely basic.

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I worked on 4 pistols so far this morning, and each one had a particular problem that it would have been impossible to correct looking through all of the books mentioned, which I have, plus many others.
Working on pistols is a highly imperican undertaking. You might want to go about it this way:
1. Write down what you want to accomplish. Be specific: I want to lighten the trigger pull by....." etc.
2. Write down all of the ways it is possible to accomplish your goal, preferably without resorting to Dremel Tools and cold chisels (though these are useful when lyu get the hang of using them.)
3. Record your results.
In a few years you will have your OWN troubleshooting manual, and you will never have to re-invent a technique.
It sometimes helps to lay the parts out as they come together in the pistol and reason out how they work and what can be done to improve their function. Scarey at first, but with experience, it actually becomes second nature and some may even say fun.
 

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Also a good one is 45 Auto Custom Touches BY R.D Nye available thru Brownell's.

BTW does any of you know about the websmith videos at

http://www.webgunsmith.com/

By Glenn Simpson



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I bought Kuhnhausen's first 1911 book today, and I must say I'm pretty impressed. A LOT of useful info in there, and the cutaway photographs are REALLY nice. Its cool to be able to 'look into' the gun and see what's going on. Guess I better pickup Volume 2 now :wink:
 
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