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Old 11-01-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of a 22 cal conversion kit that will work on a S&W 1911 SC 4.25 barrel?
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Does anyone know of a 22 cal conversion kit that will work on a S&W 1911 SC 4.25 barrel?
Most .22 conversion kits do not use the barrel from the host firearm.

There may be inserts that could be used, but that makes the firearm a single shot.

Now, what will work with the full size frame (possible for the commander size, also)?
http://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/22-conversion-kits/
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Going on appearances alone, your S&W is a round butt commander, cool looking but not a huge deviation from other 1911s out there. Therefore most kits should work. However you might want to contact these folks: http://www.marvelprecision.com/ Have a look at their order sheet, they appear to have most options covered.
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Stumbled across this too: http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=435377
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The marvel precision is top of the line. You have to use mini mag type ammo to make them cycle correctly. Usually not an issue but recently the stuff had been hard to come by.
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Going on appearances alone, your S&W is a round butt commander, cool looking but not a huge deviation from other 1911s out there. Therefore most kits should work. However you might want to contact these folks: http://www.marvelprecision.com/ Have a look at their order sheet, they appear to have most options covered.
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Stumbled across this too: http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=435377
No, mine is the square butt frame. I bought it in 2006, and the thread above is the one I did at the 1911 forum.
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No, mine is the square butt frame. I bought it in 2006, and the thread above is the one I did at the 1911 forum.
OK, regardless off the shape of your butt, most (if not all) kits should work. However, when in doubt, call the company that makes the kit your interested in to ensure there are no little oddities to trip you up. I listed the Marvel Precision because they will configure kits to a variety of different configurations.
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For the price of most conversion kits you can get another gun..Then you have another gun. Did I mention the other gun??
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Every .22 conversion is brand specific. I have used these for years. That said, I enjoy the GSG 1911 .22 rimfire. it is the same as the SIG 1911 .22 RF. These guns can use standard 1911 platform Bells and Whistles and fit you .45 holsters.
I prefer the GSG over the Colt as the GSG has a damn fine magazine. There is also a bushing and guide rod up grade for the GSG.
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Every .22 conversion is brand specific. I have used these for years. That said, I enjoy the GSG 1911 .22 rimfire. it is the same as the SIG 1911 .22 RF. These guns can use standard 1911 platform Bells and Whistles and fit you .45 holsters. I prefer the GSG over the Colt as the GSG has a damn fine magazine. There is also a bushing and guide rod up grade for the GSG.
This. Right here.
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Sensei,

Not a conversion but one can never have too many 1911 Design pistols. At the price of some conversion kits I would recommend you look at a Sig 1911 22 Cal. Pistol for around $350 they are one fine 22 and looks and feels like a 1911. Bought one last year. When I seen it in the case I thought it was a 45 ACP. But when the salesman handed it to me he laughed and said not it is a 22 fooled you didn't it! The minutes I put it in my hand I knew it had found a new home. And here is a picture of the pistol. It also grouped 6 shots less than 2 inches at 15 yards on the target.

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