Good book on learning 1911.

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  1. Teufelhunde

    Teufelhunde Active Member

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    Jan 9, 2019
    I thought I should do a quick post asking for help on a good book to learn 1911 functioning, basic smithing and repairs, as now that I am retired, I need something to occupy my mind/money........

    TIA for the suggestions.

    Lon
     
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  2. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    Kuhnhausen

    Manuals 1 & 2
     
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  3. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    THIS .^^^ .

    Available off Amazon.
     
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  4. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
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  5. Joe C

    Joe C Custom Pistolsmith

    Sep 11, 2011
    The Walt Kuleck and Drake Oldham books are the best you can buy. Skip Kuhnhausen...but that's just my opinion man.
     
  6. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    Kuhnhausens manuals are good technical books ...for specs and reference...

    There is a 2 vol set of books from Gun Digest on the 1911 ...one is red / one is a blue cover ...they provide a lot of very good general info...features, maintenance, etc...
     
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  7. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
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    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
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  9. BenchMonkey

    BenchMonkey Angry Infidel

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    Nov 28, 2018
    Well I see great minds etc, etc...Or could that be degenerates, miscreants and generally up to no good think alike. :D
     
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  10. apipeguy

    apipeguy Well-Known Member

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    Feb 28, 2014
    I have both volumes of Kuhnhausen’s and Kuleck’s book, too. Enjoy them both. Kuleck’s is more fun to read but I re-read both authors every year. Always pick something new up and understand more each time. Maybe I’ll understand everything by the time I’m 80.
     
  11. pscipio03

    pscipio03 Fun O' Meter on FULL

    Mar 11, 2013
    This.
    I have both Kuhnhausen books and both Kuleck books.
    If you want to build, get the Kuhnhausen.
    If you want to really learn about your 1911 and it’s history, get the Kuleck books- in particular the first book. The second one goes into more spec details and starts to become a bit like Kuhnhausen’s.
    Odd warning though- Kuleck’s books seem to be typed out in 6 point font. I mean they jam 4 books of words into one book. So if you have some problems reading small text; see if you can get the book(s) on a Kindle or iPad where you can adjust the size of the font. My eyesight is good, but even I found myself getting jumbled a bit.
     
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  12. Teufelhunde

    Teufelhunde Active Member

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    Jan 9, 2019
    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. I ordered Kuleck's first book, so I can get the story and history first before moving into the mechanics. If I stick with it, will likely get/read the others later after finishing the first..

    Lon
     
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  13. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Oct 14, 2017
    Kuhnhausen is some pretty dry reading. Wilson Combat produced a nice intro book into the 1911 a while back.
     
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