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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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    • Posts: 1,741
  1.   Sticky Threads  

  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: The M1911 Inspection Check List

    Started by John, 25th May 2007 08:15
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 14,205
    25th May 2007, 08:15 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: STI's "How the 1911 works" animation

    Started by John, 26th February 2007 07:34
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 12,822
    26th February 2007, 07:34 Go to last post
  4.   Normal Threads  

  1. Very first build - Just about finished

    Started by Frgood, 10th March 2019 09:00
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 315
    12th July 2019, 04:53 Go to last post
  2. Not quite rebluing

    Started by AustinWiseguy, 9th July 2019 22:26
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 173
    11th July 2019, 15:37 Go to last post
  3. Military Stamp Restoration

    Started by buffalosmoke, 10th March 2019 00:47
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 206
    3rd July 2019, 08:33 Go to last post
  4. Over Cut Breech Face?

    Started by moonie, 22nd June 2019 08:29
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 517
    2nd July 2019, 06:14 Go to last post
  5. 80% build brass dust problem

    Started by Mark75H, 11th June 2017 14:04
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,815
    18th June 2019, 11:19 Go to last post
  6. Making a stainless gun black

    Started by Seabee Gun Guy, 9th June 2019 21:05
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 111
    10th June 2019, 07:13 Go to last post
  7. Question 1911 Deck Height? for an 80%?

    Started by johnmac, 24th May 2019 11:26
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 284
    7th June 2019, 21:05 Go to last post
  8. Cold Blue Commander

    Started by megafiddle, 31st May 2019 02:37
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 357
    1st June 2019, 13:56 Go to last post
  9. Drop in barrel, yes or no? 10MM to .40.

    Started by spagester, 8th April 2019 08:45
    10mm .40 conversion
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 123
    23rd May 2019, 12:18 Go to last post
  10. Retro style rear for new hardball gun

    Started by Inthebeech, 4th May 2019 15:24
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 202
    6th May 2019, 21:52 Go to last post
  11. Unusual feeding stoppage

    Started by scattershot, 27th April 2019 10:14
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 386
    6th May 2019, 15:27 Go to last post
  12. Thumb Safety Stuck in Off Position

    Started by MajorJohnson, 13th April 2019 22:31
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 376
    18th April 2019, 13:27 Go to last post
  13. Hammer Falls with Safety on and safety Disengages

    Started by Bud White, 28th February 2019 15:11
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 475
    9th April 2019, 15:48 Go to last post
  14. Slide won't lock to rear mystery.

    Started by milprileb, 26th March 2019 19:51
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 354
    27th March 2019, 18:06 Go to last post
  15. A better way to bend your extractor

    Started by Demetrious, 27th March 2019 13:33
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 305
    27th March 2019, 17:04 Go to last post
  16. What solvent to clean an Ion Bonded 1911?

    Started by bushytail man, 8th October 2018 07:36
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 386
    26th March 2019, 15:07 Go to last post
  17. Sear / Trigger Clearance

    Started by megafiddle, 17th March 2019 18:13
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 229
    17th March 2019, 21:14 Go to last post
  18. Hammer Strut pin oversize?

    Started by CraigT, 18th February 2019 17:00
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 135
    19th February 2019, 17:54 Go to last post
  19. Gold cup trigger

    Started by aardvarkbullets, 16th December 2018 18:03
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 341
    2nd February 2019, 15:39 Go to last post

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