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Posted: 10/9/2005 8:40:43 AM EDT
My friend is a machinist and he wants to try his hand at making a 1911 from a block of steel, but needs the spec.  Can anyone direct me to the source?
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[Last Edit: 10/9/2005 10:02:04 AM EDT by rtech]
I have a complete set of machinist drawings on hardcopy. I don't have access to a scanner, or I'd scan them for you. I bought them at a Shotgun News show in Reno like 14 years ago along with a couple of 50% frames. Never got time to finish them or start them. The plans were like $10 or so. They are complete and like 10 pages or so, but it is only for the frame, not the slide or internals. Keep checking the shows or maybe 1911.org or - www.cncgunsmithing.com/projects/1911a1frame.html
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 10:17:24 AM EDT
Numrich gun parts, maybe?
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 10:33:39 AM EDT
who's reading my mind!!!  I was just thinking about this
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 10:42:26 AM EDT
I've got machinist diagrams and an assembly guide for 1911's somewhere on my computer, but I'll be darned if I can find them.
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 1:36:10 PM EDT
Swindle1984: IF you do around finding the plans, please let me know. TIA
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 6:34:03 AM EDT
BTT-for anyone else that maybe interested and the regular day crew.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 6:43:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 7:15:05 AM EDT
Between the .pdf 1911 drawings and Kuhnhausen's books, I dont' know if you will find a whole lot.  I've been trying.  That drawing of the reciever will get you there, especially if you have a receiver for reference.  I have gotten one nearly half way done using Fortal.

A Bad thing about the 1911 is alot of non standard cutting tools needed to do it.  I will make a few more cutting tools when I get my shop back together and I finally have some time home.

Kuhnhausen stated more has been forgotten about 1911 design than has been remembered.
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