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barrel question

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

  1. travihanson

    travihanson New Member

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    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

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    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 New Member

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    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 New Member

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

    IPT
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