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texaswoodworker 07-23-2013 11:47 PM

1911 barrel/caliber swap
 
I was watching a video earlier, and in it they were talking about barrel swaps. (10mm to 40 S&W). This made me curious.

If I wanted to do something like change my 45 ACP into something based off the 45ACP casing, would all I have to do is change the barrel? I read that .400 Cor Bon is basically a 45 ACP shell necked down to .40 caliber. Would that round work in a 1911 if I just changed the barrel?

What other rounds could work?

This is mostly out of curiosity. I don't plan on doing this for at least a while.

texaswoodworker 07-24-2013 12:04 AM

One more question. I think the .400 Cor Bon has a higher pressure than a 45 ACP. Would they be too hard on the gun?

thatonespot 07-24-2013 12:14 AM

Very interesting, following!!

Rick1967 07-24-2013 12:22 AM

I know that several makers sell a 460 Rowland conversion kit. It is kind of like a 45 acp mag. Sort of. Canebrake has one that he has talked about before. Perhaps he can point you in the right direction.

texaswoodworker 07-24-2013 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Rick1967 (Post 1313203)
I know that several makers sell a 460 Rowland conversion kit. It is kind of like a 45 acp mag. Sort of. Canebrake has one that he has talked about before. Perhaps he can point you in the right direction.

I don't think he's been on in a while. :(

460 Rowland? Sounds interesting, but can a regular 1911 handle that?

Rick1967 07-24-2013 12:33 AM

Yes. They say on the website that any quality 1911 can be used. They don't recommend using RIA or low end guns. Let me see if I can remember the website.

Gatoragn 07-24-2013 12:35 AM

Clark Custom Guns is one option:

http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/rowland.htm

Rick1967 07-24-2013 12:40 AM

Here is a link to one of the websites.

http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/rowland.htm

Apparently Buffalo Bore makes 460 Rowland ammo that shoots a 255 grain bullet at 1300 fps.

That is getting close to 44 mag performance. Hodgdon shows 44 mag loads at 240 grain bullet at 1250 - 1582 fps depending on which powder you use.

The 460 Rowland is a serious round.

texaswoodworker 07-24-2013 12:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick1967 (Post 1313220)
Yes. They say on the website that any quality 1911 can be used. They don't recommend using RIA or low end guns. Let me see if I can remember the website.

I have a Remington 1911 R1.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gatoragn (Post 1313224)
Clark Custom Guns is one option:

http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/rowland.htm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick1967 (Post 1313231)
Here is a link to one of the websites.

http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/rowland.htm

Apparently Buffalo Bore makes 460 Rowland ammo that shoots a 255 grain bullet at 1300 fps.

That is getting close to 44 mag performance. Hodgdon shows 44 mag loads at 240 grain bullet at 1250 - 1582 fps depending on which powder you use.

The 460 Rowland is a serious round.

Thanks guys. Definitely interesting. I like it. :D

danf_fl 07-24-2013 10:16 AM

What about the .50 G I?
Doesn't that use a .45ACP slide?


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