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Replacement Barrel?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Blakenzy, Sep 25, 2006.

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  1. Blakenzy

    Blakenzy Member

    Jun 12, 2004
    I own a commercial Colt 1911 .45 cal that was, as far as I know, made circa 1946. Now, I feel that its performance is still acceptable, but I have to admit that the bore is rather worn out and don't know how much more shots it still has in it. I would like to hear some advise on replacement barrels that would fit this particular gun. It is my one and only handgun so I am sure you understand my predicament.

    I do not have the luxury off sending it of to a gunsmith, or at least to one that is trust worthy. Bearing that in mind it will probably have to be a drop-in barrel or a do-it-yourself kit. Does any one have experience with barrels that fit those requirements?

    Also, I am currently residing outside the States. I wonder if shipping overseas is an issue with loose barrels. I am pretty sure there will be no trouble on the receiving end but I'm not so sure about it leaving the U.S.. Are barrels one of those items that are treated the same as a whole gun, such as a frame or slide? Or maybe I should just forget about it and just get another pistol (probably a used hicap nine which are so popular around here; it will be extraordinarily hard to find another 1911 in usable condition). :(

    Edit: oops! Probably sould have posted in the gunsmithing forum. Moderators: Please feel free to move. Thank you
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