barrel question

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by travihanson, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. travihanson

    travihanson Member

    May 24, 2007
    Milo, ME
    If I was to put a 7 inch barrel on a 5 in frame and slide would it be any different than having a long slide? I think that if I was to do that it would look pretty sweet :)
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    To answer your question, No. The barrel would not be supported on the muzzel end. If you are very good at fitting a barrel bushing, go for it. If not leave it alone as the accuracy will go out the window.

  3. travihanson

    travihanson Member

    May 24, 2007
    Milo, ME
    So a tighter barrel bushing will help the accuracy? How snug? I'm no gunsmith, but I know a lot of them...Thanks
  4. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    On my 1911's you need a bushing wrench to get the bushing to turn. You cannot do it with your fingers.

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