Originally Posted by Quack
Jerry Kuhnhausen shop manuals, especially Vol.1
Very good, very technical.
There were some NRA books that were on the 1911 that cover pretty much total disassembly. The NRA has had them in print for 30 or 40 years, yet they are still relevant. They should be able to be purchased from the NRA.
I have several of the Patrick Sweeney books.
Gunsmithing Pistols and Revolvers.
Book of the 1911 Vol 1
Book of the 1911 Vol 2
Big Fat book of the .45 ACP
1911 the first 100 Years.
I would recommend any of his books, but only as a companion to Kuhnhausen.
The 1911 the first 100 Years is a new book that is pretty much a history lesson with great color shots of some very rare guns.