Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Mystery barrel in my Colt!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ArmsAkimber, Jan 3, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ArmsAkimber

    ArmsAkimber Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    74
    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
    I purchased a used Colt Combat Commander that has a barrel with a rollmark reading "SLM 45ACP." Who, or what, is SLM?
     
  2. Kahr carrier

    Kahr carrier Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    2,060
    Location:
    WESTSIDE
    Probably an aftermarket replacement barrel ,do a web search and see what you come up with.:what:
     
  3. JoeHatley

    JoeHatley Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    1,931
    Location:
    Iowa
    SLM = Storm Lake Machine, I think, maybe...

    Joe
     
  4. GrandmasterB

    GrandmasterB Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    732
    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    Yep, Storm Lake Machine. Good barrels!
     
  5. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    18,942
    Colt subcontracts out for their 1911 barrels now?
     
  6. blades67

    blades67 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,771
    Location:
    Mesa, Arizona, USA
    He said he bought it used. Sounds like the previous owner replaced the original.
     
  7. ArmsAkimber

    ArmsAkimber Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    74
    Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
    Storm Lake Machine?! Thank you very much! Thanks JoeHatley and GrandmasterB.

    I sent this firearm to Colt because of reliability problems. It was experiencing numerous FTF. They sent it back with a new barrel bushing :scrutiny: , and kept the "original bushing" (it had "SLM" on it as well). The gun still experienced FTFs.

    So, at that point, I was out the SLM bushing matched to the SLM barrel, paid $70 to Colt, and had gotten nowhere :fire: .

    I made the mistake of not sending the magazines to Colt with the gun. I put some Wolff +10% springs in the two Wilson Combat magazines, and the FTF frequency was reduced. I purchased a Mec-Gar 8 round magazine, and the FTF problem disappeared completely :p !

    The gun is still very accurate, but I am a little burned-up over losing the matched SLM bushing. Now that I know the manufacturer of the barrel, I will request of Storm Lake Machine to sell me a replacement bushing. I expect I will have to send the barrel to them.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page