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CBOB Conversion Kits?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by HammerheadSSN663, Jul 12, 2009.

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  1. HammerheadSSN663

    HammerheadSSN663 Member

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    Looking to convert my Colt Commander to a CBOB handle? Possible???

    txs.
     
  2. BlindJustice

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    DOesn't Ed Brown offer a CBOB Main Spring Housing? I recall it requires
    an Officers Sized Main spring - but the fitting I believe
    would require filing down the rear lower end of the
    frame, - I don't know if it uses the stock holes for
    the retaining pins or if those have to be re-drilled.

    Try a Google on Ed Brown CBOB MSH Conversion

    R-
     
  3. Quack

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    It's really not a DIY thing for most people. You need an Ed Brown mainspring housing, get the frame machined down, drill new mainspring housing pin hole, refinish the frame and modify the grips.

    FYI - CBOB is short for the Commander BOBtail model by Dan Wesson. It uses the Ed Brown bobtail MSH.
     
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  4. Tom Fury

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    Fusion Firearms

    I think they either sell a frame that way or will do one; there are lots of pix of Fusion bobtails out there.

    May be quicker than EB. I think EB will not do that kind of piecework for DIY'ers anymore but will want to build the whole gun...

    Cheers, TF
     
  5. 9mmepiphany

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    Ed Brown used to sell a jig for folks who want to mod their own frames. you'll still need an Officer's ACP MSH
     
  6. Quack

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    yes, you could buy the jig, but you would have to buy an Ed Brown bobtail MSH, not an officer MSH.

    here's some info on the work you need to do if you want to take on the task.
    http://militaryshooter.com/id11.html
     
  7. HammerheadSSN663

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    man, forget it. by the time its all said and done with a gunsmith you're looking at a brand new weapon price anyway so what's the point?

    thanks anyway guys!

    appreciated.
     
  8. kentucky_smith

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    A lot of smiths will do this including a refinish for about $200. Fusion included. Call Bob Serva.
     
  9. Quack

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    If you carry your Commander, the bobtail makes it a bit more comfortable to carry.
    I love carrying mine.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Southern6er

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    As posted, doing a bobtail, buying parts, refinishing (unless stainless), adds up pretty quick. I priced a bobtail out on my Kimber (along with a few other upgrades/mods) and it would be cheaper for me to just get a Dan Wesson CBOB.

    I THINK I'll try to talk my wife into that or REALLY going out for an Ed Brown. :)
     
  11. CWL

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    I don't think that it adds anything towards increased comfort since the difference in weight is negligible. The purpose of a bobtail is to make the pistol butt not stick out as much during CCW so that it does not "print".
     
  12. Leadhead

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    might be more comfortable to if you've got love handles...
     
  13. beretta-neo

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    Springfield CUstom does it, as I have seen people mention sending their guns in.

    It's $150-$200, depending on who you get to do it.

    Nighthawk works on people's guns too (other brands). Call them and work it out. Under $200 for sure.
     
  14. 9mmepiphany

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    you'd be better served by the Dan Wesson too...both in function and value
     
  15. Quack

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    with the bobtail the but is reduced to the size of the Officer size. it's more comfy since there's less of the butt sticking me in the ribs.
     
  16. 9mmepiphany

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    if you wear your 1911 in a holster with a cant, the bobtail keeps it from poking you in the ribs
     
  17. CWL

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    Different body shapes I reckon, since I've never felt any "rib-tickling" from a carry pistol.
     
  18. bigmike45

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    Nice Gun Quack!!!
     
  19. Quack

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    thanks!
     
  20. HammerheadSSN663

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    I actually have the DW CBOB. It not only prints less, the comfort in holding blows the standard 1911 frame totally away.
     
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    since I carry mine at 2:eek:'clock, it's the hammer spur that gets my ribs, or in my case, my spare tire, but the Bobbed frame does make it more comfortable to shoot
     
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