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Source(s) For New After Market Barrel for .45 ACP

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by AlFarkle, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. AlFarkle

    AlFarkle Member

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    Any recommendations for companies selling these? The whole outside of my ejected shells are as black as my wife's toast. I'm sure accuracy stinks, too. Just to be sure, this is for an original Colt Model 1911. Am NOT shooting reloads. Thanks for your help. Al
     
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  2. mikeglass1969

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    You shooting reloads?
     
  3. AlFarkle

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    Nope. Too lazy to reload.
     
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    AlFarkle

    I would start with looking at Brownells or Midway for a new 1911 barrel. I have had great success with Colt factory and Storm Lake aftermarket barrels.
     
  7. AlFarkle

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    Yes, Mike, I am aware of how to use Google and Bing. What I was really looking for was recommendation for high quality barrels, barrels that our readers may have had experiences with.
     
  8. LNK

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    I put a Kart NM barrel in a Modelo 1927 (Argy 1911). The process was not very hard, but depending on your skill set, you may want to have a gunsmith install it. The barrel inside finish is like glass. I am sure you can find others that are similar, just giving you my experience with Kart.

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    What does original Colt model mean? They've been making them for over 100 years. If it was purchased new I'd call Colt and see what they say,

    What kind me of ammo were you shooting?
     
  10. AlFarkle

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    LNK: I appreciate the info. Thanks.
     
  11. Reloadron
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    That has been for the most part my experience. Drop in barrels seldom drop in. Getting a good fit often requires trying different bushings and linkage. That has been my experience with collecting the Colt Series 70 guns anyway. You can try a drop in from, as mentioned, Brownell's or Midway but just be aware there is a good possibility you might need a good, competent gunsmith familiar with the Colt 1911 pistol.

    Ron
     
  12. bannockburn

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    My experience with drop-in barrels has been kind of the opposite. Years ago I had a Colt National Match barrel and bushing assembly that I bought at a local gun shop. I believe it was from Colt's Custom Shop. The bushing, barrel link, and link pin were already fitted to the barrel. I used it in several different 1911s that I had, including a nickel plated Colt Government from the '30s, that turned it into a veritable tack driver without any additional fitting required.

    I have also used drop-in 9mm. barrel assemblies in my .38 Supers with similar results, though not quite as accurate as that National Match barrel was!
     
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    I guess I was just not as fortunate. :( I know plenty of other guys who had the same good fortune as you did. I just figured I would toss it out there. The original poster has nothing to lose I guess, if it works great and if it needs some fitting they are uncomfortable with they have the barrel.

    Ron
     
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    Yeah I always felt I got lucky with finding that Colt National Match barrel assembly and figured I couldn't go wrong with it if I ever wanted to just drop it in a 1911. Of course back then I rarely found a new Colt Government for sale, let alone have enough cash to buy one so it was more like fixing up older used Colts that were a bit more affordable.
     
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    Though no experience with a 1911 I've had several barrels from Bar Sto and IIRC they required no fitting.
     
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