Colt Slide interchangeability

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by ysacres, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. ysacres

    ysacres Moderator Moderator Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    Wawawai WA
    Sgt Nozaki
    Posts: 3
    (8/27/02 7:00:24 pm)
    Reply Colt Slide interchangeability
    Are all Colt 1911 slides interchangeable with all colt 1911 frames? Thanks -- Sgt.

    shooter45 us
    *TFF Chief Of Staff*
    Posts: 1757
    (8/27/02 7:54:09 pm)
    Reply Re: Colt Slide interchangeability
    Yes. Gov't model to Gov't Model. Commander to Commander. Infact, the slide will fit any 1911 , Colt. Springfield, Kimber, Norinco, Daly,etc.

    John Lawson
    Posts: 2
    (9/2/02 3:35:20 pm)
    Reply Slide compatibility between Colts
    OOPS! Early 1911 slides will slide onto later frames, but may not match at the rear. All MODERN slides will interchange, and if they do not exactly mate at the rear, they can usually be made to mate perfectly by cutting the rear pocket of the underlugs. (The problem here is entirely different from the one with the early 1911 slides.)
    QALso, the front sight blades of early slides, up to Series 70, may have too narrow a front blade to properly match an aftermarket rear sight.