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Old 09-26-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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Smile Newbie inquiry re: 1911 .45 acp frame ..

Hi gents . I was wondering if I can mount a slide assembly (complete) chambered for super 38 on 1911 frame chambered for .45 acp .? What needs to be replace/modified for this to work ?

Hope to hear from anyone ... Much tnx and Mabuhay from Manila Philippines .

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Old 09-26-2013, 02:54 PM   #2
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If the frame has a ramp (meaning it isn't cut for a ramped barrel), it won't work unless you reshape the ramp. However, if you use a ramped barrel, either W/N or Para, you can cut the frame for the barrel and you'll be OK. You'll also need to fit the rails correctly for the slide you'll be using. Additionally, the correct recoil and main springs will be needed.
Old 10-01-2013, 02:51 AM   #3
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Also, the ejector will need to be an .38 Super one. A .45 ACP does not work with the Super slide.

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