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Old 07-24-2013, 05:58 PM   #11
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Guns with a .45ACP breechface could be converted to other calibers with a similar case head size, 400 CorBon, 460 Rowland, 38-45,etc. The .50 GI apparently uses the .45ACP sized case head, but I believe requires a bull/ bushingless barrel and other changes due to the physical size and greater recoil impulse of the .50 GI cartridge. On this one, I wonder if magwell dimensions had to be increased due to the larger cartridge/magazines?

Pistols with the .40/10MM breech face can also handle conversions to .38 Super, 9X23MM, 9X19MM, .30 Luger,.357 SIG,etc. I've thought about doing some of these myself on some guns with the .40/10MM breech face, but only got around to 9mm,9X23MM and .38 Super. All accomplshed with very little effort, and minimal tuning. As always, the devil is in the details and different magazines will be needed with some conversions, along with recoil spring, extractor,ejector,etc. tuning. Many things are possible with the 1911 platform...ymmv

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Colt, SA, and a few others are recommended for the .460 rowland. None of the RIA guns are to be used. Seems Colt is the one most use. And yes it is a bad arse gun.

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I have a Remington 1911 R1.

Thanks guys. Definitely interesting. I like it.
They recommend that you do not put that kit in a rimington r1, your going to blow yourself up. The pistol needs to have been heat treated, that's why they recommend higher quantity brands
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They recommend that you do not put that kit in a rimington r1, your going to blow yourself up. The pistol needs to have been heat treated, that's why they recommend higher quantity brands
They specifically name the Remington 1911 R1 as one of the guns that this conversion is for though.

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I saw that they said not to use a Remington Rand 1911 though.
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They specifically name the Remington 1911 R1 as one of the guns that this conversion is for though.

I saw that they said not to use a Remington Rand 1911 though.
I guess I was giving the wrong info when I spoke to them
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They specifically name the Remington 1911 R1 as one of the guns that this conversion is for though.



I saw that they said not to use a Remington Rand 1911 though.
Remington and Remington Rand are not the same company nor are they related in any way. Remington did make some 1911's during WWI. Remington Rand was an office machine maker that made 1911's during WWII. so the Remington company hasn't made a 1911 since the end of WWI.
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I guess I was giving the wrong info when I spoke to them
Not sure. If I end up doing that, I will definitely talk to them first.

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Remington and Remington Rand are not the same company nor are they related in any way. Remington did make some 1911's during WWI. Remington Rand was an office machine maker that made 1911's during WWII. so the Remington company hasn't made a 1911 since the end of WWI.
Interesting. Thanks for the info.
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the one thing about the Rock Island 1911's is no matter if it's a 22 tcm, 9mm, 38 super, or 45 acp; they all use the same size barrel bushing. pretty much just switch recoil springs & magazines with the barrels.

of course this only applies to going smaller than the 45....and probably only with Rock Island's guns but it's food for thought

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My 460 Rowland is based on a Kimber TLE2,it is an awesome round,extremely accurate,powerful,and a real attention getter at the range!

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Depending on your 1911 you have it may not be a good choice for some of these cartridge upgrades.

Just step up the spring and shoot 45 super.
http://www.underwoodammo.com/45super.aspx

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