Who's built a DYI 1911?

Who's built a DYI 1911?

This is a discussion on Who's built a DYI 1911? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I'm intrigued by the idea, but I feel certainly up to the challenge. To give you a short background, I have machinist experience, have studied ...

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    Who's built a DYI 1911?

    I'm intrigued by the idea, but I feel certainly up to the challenge. To give you a short background, I have machinist experience, have studied metalurgy and physics, I own precision measuring instruments, and like to think I practice common sense.

    I'm NOT approaching a build for carry purposes, but as a way to get involved in pistolsmithing. And let's face it... custom 1911's don't grow on trees


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    LOL i haven't really built one , but i sure nuff unbuilt a couple of nice factory ones back when i first got a dremil . If you decide to go foreward let me know i should have all the blueprints , helpfull hints , ect mostly in pdf form that would take you from a raw casting (0% frame ) if needed . I have considered it but with the amount of time i have nowadays it would be a long term project , i cant even find the time to fabricate small stuff nowadays , neither the lathe nor minimill have been fired up in over 60 days lol .
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    All you need is kuhnhaussen's 1991 book. There are certainly more/newer books out there that you can buy, but I found more than enough info in that one book.

    Also get a Brownell's catalog if you don't already have one...

    Oh, and if you decide to try the spray-on finish that you bake in the oven... buy your wife something nice first...
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    Built this one several years ago, and reworked a few.



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