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What is currently the best Conversion Kit for the 1911?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Randy in Arizona, Jun 24, 2005.

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  1. Randy in Arizona

    Randy in Arizona Member

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    The newest thread I can find on the subject is from Oct/Nov of 2003. Have any new and wonderful .22 LR conversion kits for ol' slabsides come onto the market? :scrutiny:

    It would be going on an original pre Series 70 Gold Cup NM.

    THR Thread on conversion kits from 2003
     
  2. bogie

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    I'd still go with one of Jon Ciener's kits. He's a good guy, and stands behind his stuff. And he's a guy you can meet/talk to, not some corporation.
     
  3. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    I've been mostly happy with my Kimber .22 caliber top, although out of the box, it wouldn't work reliably with standard velocity ammunition. I had my gunsmith make up a second, slightly lighter main spring, and it now works just fine. I'd hoped it would turn out to be a match pistol; unfortunately, it's just too light, and the trigger that's okay for a .45 A.C.P. is too heavy for a .22 long rifle.

    Several of my fellow bullseye shooters use the Marvel top. One top's extractor chewed a hole in the barrel. Marvel replaced it, and the top seems to work fine.

    Another fellow had a woefully unreliable, inaccurate Marvel top. He sent it back, and it was replaced with one that seems to work much better.

    I forgot to include the picture. Can I add it with an edit? Can't I?

    The pistol currently sports a Docter red dot sight, but I don't have a photograph of it. The dot is twice as bright as any other I've ever seen.
     

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  4. Kharn

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    Last I heard, the Marvel kit was the best, but it costs about $300.

    Kharn
     
  5. M2 Carbine

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    I have the Ciener and the Marvel.
    Both function OK.

    The Ciener is fine for plinking but the Marvel is for serious accuracy and is very well made.
     
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