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M1911: Transplant Barrel, etc. from one slide to another?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CmdrSlander, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. CmdrSlander

    CmdrSlander Member

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    Is it possible to transplant a barrel and all other slide parts from a M1911 slide which has failed (due to a manufacturing flaw, all other slide parts are fine) to a new slide? The parts have of course been fit to the failed slide at the factory, but the gun was always fairly loose.
     
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    Yes, but they will need to be fitted. Of course I am talking about similar clones. An internal and external extractor slides are different of course. Oh and series 70 & 80 or swartz safety systems are different. Ok I'll change my answer to maybe.
     
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    I could fit my STI slide onto my Springfield. I dont expect them to interchange back and forth but once fitted, possibly filing or peening, it should work just fine.
     
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    With a standard mil-spec M1911A1, the parts are interchangeable. Unless your gun was tightly fitted by a smith, you should have no trouble using your old parts in a new slide.
     
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