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Old 11-12-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
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Convert a 45

Can I take a standard 1911 gov.model. remove the slide,slide spring.rod etc. and replace it with a 4in slide&barrel,spring etc. I want the same frame,just a shorter slide ,making CC easier
 
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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Can I take a standard 1911 gov.model. remove the slide,slide spring.rod etc. and replace it with a 4in slide&barrel,spring etc. I want the same frame,just a shorter slide ,making CC easier
Alas, no. The frame must be modified to allow the shorter top end to come back further. At least, this is the case with the Colt Commander top end on a Government Model. Now, if you're speaking of an "off brand" (i.e., a 4" barrel would be found on a Kimber; Colts are 4 1/4") slide and frame, I would have no idea . My guess would be "no." You'd have to compare the frames of the donor and donee pistols to see.

To reiterate, if a Colt-spec Commander and GI-speck Government Model, the answer is no. The frame is different.

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Walt
 
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