Need new barrel? Colt 45


PDA






PDshooter
March 18, 2003, 12:59 AM
My Colt S/S 45ACP had a "OOPS"" Sunday at the range.
My "Slide stop" broke and must have traveled down the barrel. I notice it only after the slide would not stay open after the last shot!
Took the gun apart, and noticed a slight bulge in the barrel, just so slight!
Should I replace the barrel, and if so which barrel should I buy? or not worry about it?
The barrel has about 3000rds through it

If you enjoyed reading about "Need new barrel? Colt 45" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
yankytrash
March 18, 2003, 04:38 AM
You should always replace a barrel with bulge or dent in it, no matter how minor it may seem. There's too much at risk - hands, gun, face, life. Look here for a decent-priced match barrel/bushing/link combo: http://www.bowmansbrigade.com/cgi-bin/quikstore.cgi?search=yes&product=G45SB&keywords=government%20FIRE%20DRAGON&template=standard&exact_match=yes

If I were you, it might be a long shot, but I'd contact Colt and see what they can do for ya. They might honor the replacement of the barrel, with such a low round count through the pistol.

Your slide stop broke and travelled through the barrel? I don't totally understand how that can happen. Do you have any pics to share?

If you enjoyed reading about "Need new barrel? Colt 45" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!