The U.S. M1911/M1911A1 Pistols and Commercial M1911 Type Pistols: A Shop Manual (Vol 2 in the Kuhnhausen .45 Auto Series): Jerry Kuhnhausen: Books – A great follow-up to Volume 1. This is not a revision of Volume 1 and not a rehash of old military manuals! This book is absolutely loaded with new and updated material, parts dimensions and hardness specifications, and the nuts and bolts tech data required to dimensionally inspect, restore, repair and build super accurate, super reliable, “blueprint” quality carry and competition grade M1911s.
Volume 2 adds to, but does not replace Kuhnhausen’s original Volume 1.
600 new drawings, graphics & photos specially produced for this superb new book.Click here for a sample page.
Volume 2 continues on where Volume 1 leaves off-
And, Volume 2 has even more:
More on basic pistol function; more on design theory; more parts data; more on parts fitting; more on barrel fitting; more on accurizing; more on reliability; and more on everything…
Expanded edition – 207 pages. 6″ x 9″. Softbound, filled with incredibly crisp, clear, cutaway drawings, exploded views, how-to pictographs, and photos; complimented by very readable, detailed text, dimensioned close ups of all the components and valuable tricks of the trade. If you want to understand the 1911, how it functions, what causes it to malfunction and how to fix it, you must have this book. Includes what are probably the best set of instructions for fitting a custom barrel available to date. Jerry Kuhnhausen illustrates how to fit parts to the proper dimensions and install them correctly – a must whether you’re building duty guns, casual plinkers, or match winners. Even the index is well laid out and useful. An excellent reference work and practical how-to manual
This is not a revision of Volume 1- and not a rehash of old military manuals!
This brand new super book is absolutely loaded with new & updated material, parts dimension & hardness specs, and the nuts and bolts tech data required to dimensionally inspect, restore, repair & build super accurate, super reliable, “blueprint” quality carry and competition grade M1911’s.
With Kuhnhausen’s original Volume 1 and the new Volume 2 – you have in hand more practical M1911 info & tech data than ever before published in the entire history of the U.S. M1911 & M1911A1 Pistols!
The U.S. M1911/M1911A1 Pistols and Commercial M1911 Type Pistols: A Shop Manual (Vol 2 in the Kuhnhausen .45 Auto Series): Jerry Kuhnhausen: Books – Volume 2 is the ultimate tech data manual for all M1911, M1911A1 & M1911 type Pistols-
A few of the highlights from this incredible book:
Basic M1911 & M1911A1 Pistol design & operating theory
M1911 design safety features
Fully detailed and illustrated basic design function and cycle of operation section
Bench function checks and disassembly/reassembly
Full parts visual inspection data
Full parts dimensional inspection data with- all critical ordnance parts dimensional specifications (the only M1911&A1 specs there ever were)
Ordnance specified steels and specified parts hardnesses
Basic tool and inspection gauge data
- Correct barrel and parts fit, including correct static and dynamic barrel clearance
- Building/assembling standard and improved performance M1911/M1911A1 Pistols
- Building/assembling accurized & optimum performance competition grade M1911’s
- And a whole lot more…