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Rock Island barrel change?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Bowhunter57, Aug 9, 2006.

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  1. Bowhunter57

    Bowhunter57 Member

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    I'm considering the pruchase of a Rock Island 45 and am wondering if there are longer (6", 8" or longer) after market barrels, available for them?

    Also, if I were to change the barrel out for a different/longer one, would I have to make any other changes for the weapon to feed or eject properly?

    The Standard G.I. Rock Island 45, runs about $295 + tax, in my area. :) So, I figure that I can afford some upgrades, like a better trigger, if needed. I will be hunting varmints with this weapon, it'll be used as a "house gun" and maybe for deer (close range stuff ONLY).

    Your opinions and experience is appreciated.
    Thank you, Bowhunter57
     
  2. White Horseradish

    White Horseradish Member

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    A RIA is a standard 1911. Parts interchange (as much as they interchange for all 1911 pistols) and anything you can do to a Kimber or any other 1911 can be done to a RIA.

    As far as longer barrels in a 1911, there are folks around here with way more knowledge on the subject than me.
     
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