What is currently the best Conversion Kit for the 1911?


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Randy in Arizona
June 24, 2005, 09:06 PM
The newest thread I can find on the subject is from Oct/Nov of 2003. Have any new and wonderful .22 LR conversion kits for ol' slabsides come onto the market? :scrutiny:

It would be going on an original pre Series 70 Gold Cup NM.

THR Thread on conversion kits from 2003 (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=46893&highlight=1911+conversion+kit)

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bogie
June 24, 2005, 09:26 PM
I'd still go with one of Jon Ciener's kits. He's a good guy, and stands behind his stuff. And he's a guy you can meet/talk to, not some corporation.

Standing Wolf
June 24, 2005, 09:29 PM
I've been mostly happy with my Kimber .22 caliber top, although out of the box, it wouldn't work reliably with standard velocity ammunition. I had my gunsmith make up a second, slightly lighter main spring, and it now works just fine. I'd hoped it would turn out to be a match pistol; unfortunately, it's just too light, and the trigger that's okay for a .45 A.C.P. is too heavy for a .22 long rifle.

Several of my fellow bullseye shooters use the Marvel top. One top's extractor chewed a hole in the barrel. Marvel replaced it, and the top seems to work fine.

Another fellow had a woefully unreliable, inaccurate Marvel top. He sent it back, and it was replaced with one that seems to work much better.

I forgot to include the picture. Can I add it with an edit? Can't I?

The pistol currently sports a Docter red dot sight, but I don't have a photograph of it. The dot is twice as bright as any other I've ever seen.

Kharn
June 24, 2005, 09:34 PM
Last I heard, the Marvel kit was the best, but it costs about $300.

Kharn

M2 Carbine
June 24, 2005, 11:08 PM
I have the Ciener and the Marvel.
Both function OK.

The Ciener is fine for plinking but the Marvel is for serious accuracy and is very well made.

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