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This is the proper forum to use for troubleshooting, gunsmithing and refinishing 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: The M1911 Inspection Check List

    Started by John, 25th May 2007 08:15
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 15,303
    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: 13,915
    26th February 2007, 07:34 Go to last post
  4.   Normal Threads  

  1. Question Name that malfunction - had to field strip to fix

    Started by Murray, 25th April 2022 15:54
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 228
    11th May 2022, 02:14 Go to last post
  2. 1911 Build Part 2

    Started by BrettID, 23rd November 2021 19:40
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 1,623
    10th May 2022, 06:22 Go to last post
  3. Front sight replacement Springfield Armory 1911-A1

    Started by BrettID, 19th March 2022 09:42
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 327
    3rd April 2022, 18:53 Go to last post
  4. Intermittent "bounce" after return to battery

    Started by Murray, 2nd February 2022 17:39
    bounce, recoil
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 264
    11th February 2022, 13:25 Go to last post
  5. Grip Safety failure, interchangeable

    Started by MikeSUI, 4th January 2022 14:21
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 424
    6th January 2022, 09:06 Go to last post
  6. Feeding Failures: Shooters Or Magazines At Fault?

    Started by mr alexander, 20th December 2021 13:32
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 470
    22nd December 2021, 14:47 Go to last post
  7. Cracked Extractor?

    Started by Story, 29th November 2021 17:06
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 376
    30th November 2021, 14:27 Go to last post
  8. Kart barrel installation

    Started by leam, 24th September 2021 16:46
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 614
    8th October 2021, 08:31 Go to last post
  9. Problem W/Para Ordnance P12

    Started by alamogunr, 15th September 2021 13:34
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 759
    18th September 2021, 20:30 Go to last post
  10. Revisiting my TRP

    Started by Firecontrol90, 16th September 2021 08:18
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 238
    16th September 2021, 08:18 Go to last post
  11. 3-point bind 101 question

    Started by Frgood, 23rd August 2021 22:07
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 466
    31st August 2021, 18:43 Go to last post
  12. Cartridge Sticking

    Started by Joe, 20th August 2021 17:57
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 5,183
    22nd August 2021, 20:44 Go to last post
  13. 1911 gunsmith in the Phoenix, Az area

    Started by Gary G, 9th August 2021 23:42
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 334
    10th August 2021, 22:48 Go to last post
  14. My 1911 fires by ONLY pressing grip safety

    Started by 1911nub, 9th July 2021 02:54
    fires using grip safety
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 645
    17th July 2021, 17:13 Go to last post
  15. M1911-AI FS slide lock

    Started by Murray, 26th May 2021 16:49
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 939
    3rd July 2021, 15:16 Go to last post
  16. Premature Slide lock

    Started by firecracker6, 11th October 2020 11:44
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,388
    20th May 2021, 05:48 Go to last post
  17. Gunsmith recommendation for slide cuts

    Started by ammodave, 13th May 2021 14:49
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 387
    17th May 2021, 13:06 Go to last post
  18. Those 'Pesky' Front Sights (staked)

    Started by 1944P, 11th May 2021 06:24
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 519
    12th May 2021, 07:49 Go to last post
  19. Time to ‘cull’ the herd ,,,,,,

    Started by 1944P, 12th May 2021 06:58
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 502
    12th May 2021, 06:58 Go to last post
  20. Nothing like a good 'Stake' ,,,,

    Started by 1944P, 7th May 2021 19:00
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 556
    10th May 2021, 11:51 Go to last post

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