Conversion ??


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Melvin
January 14, 2004, 10:29 AM
Can a 1911 style pistol in .38 super be converted to standard 9 MM ?
I realize that a new barrel and probably recoil springs would be needed. The cartridge dimensions seem very close except for length and rim diameter.
Thanks Melvin

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Sean Smith
January 14, 2004, 10:39 AM
It could be done pretty easily. Extractor MIGHT need slight adjustment since 9x19 doesn't have the rim of the Super. You'd probably want new mags for 9x19 since it has a considerably shorter overall length than .38 Super. Recoil spring could probalby stay the same since most .38 Super is only loaded to 9x19 +P levels anyway, you'd only maybe want a heavier spring for the .38 Super +P, which can get hotter than the 9x19 +P+.

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