Your favorite old 1911.

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by frosty, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Artillery Mech

    Artillery Mech New Member

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    I've never heard of a two piece barrel. How's it look and how does it work?
  2. bompa

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    Sort of hard to explain..Do you know what a monoblock,spelling, system is on a shotgun barrel is ?? Sort of like sleeving a barrel..
    By the way most Browning Hi Power barrels are two piece and they work real well.. Had a 9mm springer with a two piece barrel and couldn't hit the side of a barn from the inside..Put a Nowlin tube in and it is a tackdriver..
  3. Artillery Mech

    Artillery Mech New Member

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    So the chamber area is one piece and the barrel is pressed in? :confused:
  4. bompa

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    The back portion,with bottom lugs and top locking lugs,that is not so easy to turn on a lathe is machined and drilled and reamed..The chambered barrel is then pressed or soldered in place.. Depending on finish you might be able to see the lines at the chamber end of the barrel..I assume that it cuts manufacturing time and saves money..
  5. Smoky14

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    Mine is brazed together and looks like it will last for some time to come. I've read of it being a bad idea, maybe in an effort to sell barrels, but it seems to work fine.

    But then again I can blame bad shootin' on the equipment:eek:

    Smoky
  6. Artillery Mech

    Artillery Mech New Member

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    I can see how it saves time and money. Sounds like it's not much different than how firearms companies make rifles. The receiver is one piece and the barrel is another. Cheaper something is to make, cheaper they can sell it. Sounds like a win-win situation to me!
  7. Woodman

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    I'm still looking for one of those shooters. In my work, i have had the opportunity to acquire some old pieces; still waiting for the widow with the box of Pa's old wartime relics.

    I let my PPK/S get a little wear; I figure I'm either gonna keep a shooter clean and shoot it and stow it with a minimum of scratches, or I'm gonna go ahead and let it take what comes it's way.

    The LNIB's have been the keepers so far, with a couple exceptions. The others are to trade up.
  8. man0ica

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    My old Colt 1911A1.


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    An old Remington-Rand.
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    Last edited: Jan 18, 2004
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