1911 build

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by blueshield67, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. blueshield67

    blueshield67 New Member

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    I'm getting ready to build my own 1911 is there any tips anyone can give me? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Do you have any experience building guns to working on 1911's? If you looking to make a tack driver you are going to have to hand fit many parts. A good set of stone files will be a must. If I didn't have a lot of experience with stuff liek this I'd get hold of a couple/few cheap practice guns to get a feel for what you want to do.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Patience, understanding, general knowledge of handtools, the Kuhnhausen books on the 1911, the Ed Brown CD on customizing, a bottle of whiskey

    AND A SHORTCUT TO HERE!

    We have plenty of stories about how our builds went.
     
  4. blueshield67

    blueshield67 New Member

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    Thanks y'all I know its gonna be a challenge but I've always wanted one but I think it would be even more awesome to own one I made
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Although you will not save any money by building it yourself, the satisfaction is worth it.

    (Hint: buy quality "named" parts. And "drop-in" parts are easy to install, but tolerances for such are on the sloppy side.)