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This is the proper forum to use for troubleshooting, gunsmithing and refinishing questions.
If you have a problem with your pistol, this is the proper forum to ask for help.
Before you do post your question though, you may want to have a look in the Gunsmithing Sticky Threads sub-forum, in here.
We have collected several interesting articles in there, which can probably answer a lot of your questions.

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Forum: Gunsmithing, Troubleshooting & Refinishing

How to improve (or maybe destroy) your M1911 pistol, by pretending to be a gunsmith. Technical questions. Problem-solving issues. How to build your own pistol questions. This is the forum to use. 1911 content only.

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  1. Here you will find the Gunsmithing sticky threads, the culmination of knowledge about how to cure your 1911 problems.

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    • Threads: 50
    • Posts: 1,741
  1.   Sticky Threads  

  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cerakote Application

    Started by Traxxis, 19th August 2010 08:24
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 30,373
    5th June 2011, 10:25 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: The M1911 Inspection Check List

    Started by John, 25th May 2007 08:15
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 13,652
    25th May 2007, 08:15 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: STI's "How the 1911 works" animation

    Started by John, 26th February 2007 07:34
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 12,250
    26th February 2007, 07:34 Go to last post
  5.   Normal Threads  

  1. What is better, parkerized or stainless

    Started by Nick M, 18th June 2017 10:19
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 143
    23rd June 2017, 15:18 Go to last post
  2. 80% build brass dust problem

    Started by Mark75H, 11th June 2017 14:04
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 167
    12th June 2017, 18:56 Go to last post
  3. Slide wouldn't stay open after last shot fired

    Started by masmokemarc, 17th April 2017 22:28
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 476
    11th June 2017, 23:11 Go to last post
  4. Colt Gold Cup Case Ejection direction

    Started by Bob_n, 18th May 2017 12:05
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 774
    7th June 2017, 13:35 Go to last post
  5. armorers course

    Started by alco141, 14th May 2017 09:19
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 166
    14th May 2017, 11:15 Go to last post
  6. Failure to Return to Battery and How Dirty is Too Dirty!

    Started by Lt. Moreau, 4th April 2017 13:44
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 638
    30th April 2017, 09:24 Go to last post
  7. Kimber ejector pin

    Started by gonetocamp, 23rd April 2017 07:37
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 233
    26th April 2017, 08:56 Go to last post
  8. My custom built, a DIY gunsmith

    Started by RPV3013, 8th April 2017 14:09
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 389
    12th April 2017, 00:19 Go to last post
  9. Anyone See This 1911 Hammer Sear Trigger Fixture Tool?

    Started by Warbirdnut, 10th February 2017 21:02
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 518
    5th April 2017, 13:17 Go to last post
  10. Anyone seen this before?

    Started by Tawadc95, 26th March 2017 22:19
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 551
    28th March 2017, 11:59 Go to last post
  11. "Sticking or binding" slide

    Started by DWH, 5th March 2017 09:46
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 366
    11th March 2017, 09:03 Go to last post
  12. Frame Question M1911

    Started by USMCJS, 19th February 2017 12:43
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 462
    28th February 2017, 15:59 Go to last post
  13. Colt combat elite issue

    Started by Sandblastedcfh, 18th January 2017 21:10
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 691
    25th February 2017, 21:36 Go to last post
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 674
    25th February 2017, 18:36 Go to last post
  14. RIA MS - Barrel Gap

    Started by Warbirdnut, 15th January 2017 11:44
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,451
    18th February 2017, 20:47 Go to last post

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