A friend has a Charles Daly 1911 he just got at a gun show and a Kimber Target II. A factory Colt barrel or a Kimber barrel will not fit in his Charles Daly. A extended ported barrel (aftermarket) will fit. The only difference we can see is the underside is tapered. The problem is the slide won't close. It almost closes, maybe 1/8" .
What's the deal? Is it the barrel link?
All I've ever had are Colt Army (1940's) and never had these probs.
His experience has been Springfields.