Nelson Custom (1911) .22 Conversion


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huntershooter
June 24, 2013, 01:36 PM
Received a Nelson Custom conversion a few days ago.
This unit is an upgrade of the old Marvel "Unit 1"; slide lock on last round, dryfire acceptable, steel sight rib that more closely approximates original 1911 slide weight. Bob Marvel designed this unit.
The maching/fabrication is done by Mcmillan-barrel/stock makers. This from Larry Nelson.

I put an Adco 1.5" dot scope on the unit and headed to the range.
After initial sighting in I shot for group @ 25 yds., 50 yds. being pointless in the 20-30 mph wind (gotta love Kansas).
Ammo was middle of the road Aguila standard velocity.
Groups were benchrested.
The largest of the five shot groups were 11/16" with two at 3/8".
Function through 400 rds. has been 100%.

My guess is with a 2X pistol scope and good ammo (TenX) this is a <3/4" @ 50 yds. unit.

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1KPerDay
June 24, 2013, 02:55 PM
Sweet! Nice shooting!

bannockburn
June 24, 2013, 03:05 PM
huntershooter

The Nelson conversion unit looks great, both in its design and its manufacture. And you have to be thrilled with the accuracy potential of this set-up as your initial results are fantastic. Let us know what happens if you do go with a scope and try different ammo in it, especially if you test it out at 50 yards.

tuj
June 25, 2013, 06:14 PM
Nice. My Marvel unit 1 shot 0.9" for 5 shots at 50 yards from the factory with Eley Target.

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