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Old 01-19-2022, 06:22 PM
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Default Barrel replacment 1911

I have a (1917 made) Colt 1911 and the old barrel has a lot of wear. Kinda thinking I will replace it. My question, is there a difference in barrels for the 1911 and the 1911a1? Thanks for you trouble!!
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Old 01-19-2022, 07:16 PM
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None that I know of.....
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Old 01-19-2022, 07:34 PM
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None that I know of.....
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Thanks for your response. Have a good one!!
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Old 01-19-2022, 08:27 PM
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Use your same link. I have read where some replacements links were longer and caused issues.
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:56 PM
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Use your same link. I have read where some replacements links were longer and caused issues.
Thanks, i will do that!!
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Old 01-21-2022, 10:50 AM
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If you shoot the pistol a lot, a heavy civvy barrel and tight bushing, snugly fitted, will have the effect of prolonging the slide's life while increasing accuracy. A lot of collectors who are also avid shooters do this to PRESERVE the original barrel, which is then stored.

The difference in at-the-target accuracy can be stunning.
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Old 01-21-2022, 03:09 PM
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If you shoot the pistol a lot, a heavy civvy barrel and tight bushing, snugly fitted, will have the effect of prolonging the slide's life while increasing accuracy. A lot of collectors who are also avid shooters do this to PRESERVE the original barrel, which is then stored.

The difference in at-the-target accuracy can be stunning.
Hi, thanks for your response. I don't shoot a lot, just from time to time but enough to know that a new barrel would be good. It is an original pistol that I have owned for some time. I'm very sure that it is as issued with all original parts...but its true history??
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Old 03-28-2022, 01:15 PM
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I found the military surplus barrels that are chromed lined work well.
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