Must have 1911 books?

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by DR_Diesel, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. DR_Diesel

    DR_Diesel Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2019
    So as I am head first in this space and would like to work on my own firearms what are some of the must have books for any 1911 owner? As for my current level of comfort I can field strip my 1911. My father is a machinist so I grew up in a machine shop so am more than comfortable assembling and disassembling most items. As far as my tools well my dad wanted me to get that college degree and use it but still sent me off with a nice set of calipers and micrometers (Mitutoyo).
  2. Lou1

    Lou1 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 1, 2018
    DE5A53E1-C5C3-49C4-9EBE-756F1CE58EE1.jpeg 34C899B6-F38D-43EB-91DF-8F0AC8C27096.jpeg These are your must haves.
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  3. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    This is my modest library that I've put together over the years.

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  4. Bob-O

    Bob-O New Member

    Apr 11, 2015
  5. Bob-O

    Bob-O New Member

    Apr 11, 2015
    You might try Ed Brown 1911 Bench reference 2nd edition cd from Ed Brown.
    This seems to be complete and of great value for me.
  6. pscipio03

    pscipio03 Fun O' Meter on FULL

    Mar 11, 2013
    Both Kuhnhausen books are a must for any tinkering.
    Also, I've found Walt Kuleck's books a little more geared towards knowledge and history of the gun, with good build data in it.

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