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    Various M-1911 manuals

    Here is a list of web sites, from where you can download the User's Manual of your favorite 1911.


    Colt 1911 Instruction Manuals http://www.coltsmfg.com/CMCI/manuals.asp
    Kimber 1911 Instruction Manuals http://www.kimberamerica.com/manuals.php
    Springfield Armory 1911 Instruction Manuals http://www.springfield-armory.com/M...1911manual3.pdf
    Sigarms 1911 GSR Instruction Manual http://www.sigarms.com/documentatio...wnersManual.pdf
    Para - Ordnance 1911 Instruction Manuals http://www.paraord.com/pages/safety.html
    Dan Wesson's is http://www.danwessonfirearms.com/dow...nersmanual.pdf

    Don't forget that there are complete strip-down instructions, in M1911.ORG Home Page (Disassembly section), operation principles and explanation and several technical articles in the "Technical Issues" section of that site.

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    El Commandante, if I might also offer this manual from Kahr Auto Ordnance for their M-1911 pistols (it is in pdf form)

    http://www.auto-ordnance.com/ao_1911pkz_f.html
    Last edited by Ed Anger; 11th May 2005 at 11:01.


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    John, just tried getting on the Colt manual.........states the page can't be found.
    Not sure if you got the right site address typed in or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wichaka
    John, just tried getting on the Colt manual.........states the page can't be found.
    Not sure if you got the right site address typed in or not.
    Colt changed it.

    I just got off the phone from speaking with Cindy at Colt customer service. She confirmed that, since the company split into two divisions, they are being VERY strict about maintaining each division as a separate entity. All the old links to www.colt.com take you to the military & law enforcement division. To get to the commercial division (which is the side that produces the 1911 and 1991 pistols) she said we can use either www.coltsmanufacturing.com or www.coltsmfg.com . She also said that all the technical info that was available previously is (or should be) available at the new address ... but we'll have to scrounge arounge to get the updated links and post them.

    If you go to the old www.colt.com site and click on "Contact Us," the 800 number for customer service still works and Cindy said that number is still valid for calls regarding the pistols -- even though it is listed as the number for Colt Defense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John
    Here is a list of web sites, from where you can download the User's Manual of your favorite 1911.


    Colt 1911 Instruction Manuals http://www.coltsmfg.com/CMCI/manuals.asp
    Kimber 1911 Instruction Manuals http://www.kimberamerica.com/manuals.php
    Springfield Armory 1911 Instruction Manuals http://www.springfield-armory.com/M...1911manual3.pdf
    Sigarms 1911 GSR Instruction Manual http://www.sigarms.com/documentatio...wnersManual.pdf
    Para - Ordnance 1911 Instruction Manuals http://www.paraord.com/pages/safety.html
    Dan Wesson's is http://www.danwessonfirearms.com/dow...nersmanual.pdf

    Don't forget that there are complete strip-down instructions, in M1911.ORG Home Page (Disassembly section), operation principles and explanation and several technical articles in the "Technical Issues" section of that site.

    Rgds
    These pages are not available??
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    Just now, Sigarms, Springfield and Dan Wesson didn't work. The others did.

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    Exclamation Manual for 1911

    Where can I download a manual for the 1911?

    I am having trouble with removing the firing pin?

    Thank you,

    Stephen
    At the end of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Franklin was asked "Well, Doctor, what have we got -- a Republic or a Monarchy." According to Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, he replied, "A Republic, if you can keep it." So far, so good.

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    These need to be updated. Most of the manufacturers have made changes to their website since John put up the sticky.
    Sig is now:
    http://www.sigarms.com/CustomerServi.../GSR1911OM.pdf

    Dan Wesson is now part of CZ-USA:
    http://www.cz-usa.com/data/downloads...n%20Wesson.pdf

    Springfield:
    http://www.springfield-armory.com/Manuals/1911man5.pdf

    The others are still good.
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    secinv, which 1911? There are instructions on the M1911.org homepage that should help. The process is slightly different depending on whether or not you have a model with a firing pin safety.
    "The 1911 was the design, given by God to us through John M. Browning, that represents the epitome of what a killing tool needs to be. It was true in 1911 and it's true now." - Col. Robert Coates commanding, U.S. Marine Corp Special Operations Command Detachment 1 (DET 1)

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    I have a custom one, but to remove the firing pin is tricky. I did though find this nice website with useful info on this and other items of interest.

    http://www.sightm1911.com/
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