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Old 01-11-2012, 09:18 AM   #1
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Default How much should it cost to have a Barrel Bushing fitted to a Slide

Ok i bought a RIA M1911-A1FS GI Full Size to customize to my likings little by little. I just got a couple of parts from Wilson Combat yesterday including a WC Stainless Steel Barrel Bushing. But it turned out to be not fitting it's just a a little to big to put in the muzzle end of the slide. So i was just wondering how much on average a gunsmith would charge me to fit it to my RIA Slide??????
What is the process they use to fit it by the way i am curious????? do they take off material by grinding or something. I tried to hammer it in with a rubber mallot and i got pretty far almost all the way in but not a 100% Success so i pulled it back out. Just wondering if i polish the bushing and lube it up do you think i can get it in the slide????? I mean the new SS Full Length Guide rod a #17 WC Spring do work with the factory RIA Barrel Bushing. But i would rather have this WC Barrel Bushing in.

If i have no success i will just pay a gunsmith i guess

thanks for any helpful DIY answers. Or Helpful Answers.

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Ok i bought a RIA M1911-A1FS GI Full Size to customize to my likings little by little. I just got a couple of parts from Wilson Combat yesterday including a WC Stainless Steel Barrel Bushing. But it turned out to be not fitting it's just a a little to big to put in the muzzle end of the slide. So i was just wondering how much on average a gunsmith would charge me to fit it to my RIA Slide??????
What is the process they use to fit it by the way i am curious????? do they take off material by grinding or something. I tried to hammer it in with a rubber mallot and i got pretty far almost all the way in but not a 100% Success so i pulled it back out. Just wondering if i polish the bushing and lube it up do you think i can get it in the slide????? I mean the new SS Full Length Guide rod a #17 WC Spring do work with the factory RIA Barrel Bushing. But i would rather have this WC Barrel Bushing in.

If i have no success i will just pay a gunsmith i guess

thanks for any helpful DIY answers. Or Helpful Answers.
Number 1 rule of guns, DON't force it!
Gunsmith charges vary, I'd look up youtube videos on how to fit it. IF I'm not mistaken you can use sandpaper to fit it but I could be way wrong.
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You can fit it yourself if you have the patience.

Key is to be concentric with your sanding, clean everything off when trial fitting.

How does it fit on the barrel?

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Ok i bought a RIA M1911-A1FS GI Full Size to customize to my likings little by little. I just got a couple of parts from Wilson Combat yesterday including a WC Stainless Steel Barrel Bushing. But it turned out to be not fitting it's just a a little to big to put in the muzzle end of the slide. So i was just wondering how much on average a gunsmith would charge me to fit it to my RIA Slide??????
What is the process they use to fit it by the way i am curious????? do they take off material by grinding or something. I tried to hammer it in with a rubber mallot and i got pretty far almost all the way in but not a 100% Success so i pulled it back out. Just wondering if i polish the bushing and lube it up do you think i can get it in the slide????? I mean the new SS Full Length Guide rod a #17 WC Spring do work with the factory RIA Barrel Bushing. But i would rather have this WC Barrel Bushing in.

If i have no success i will just pay a gunsmith i guess

thanks for any helpful DIY answers. Or Helpful Answers.
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Ok i bought a RIA M1911-A1FS GI Full Size to customize to my likings little by little. I just got a couple of parts from Wilson Combat yesterday including a WC Stainless Steel Barrel Bushing. But it turned out to be not fitting it's just a a little to big to put in the muzzle end of the slide. So i was just wondering how much on average a gunsmith would charge me to fit it to my RIA Slide??????
What is the process they use to fit it by the way i am curious????? do they take off material by grinding or something. I tried to hammer it in with a rubber mallot and i got pretty far almost all the way in but not a 100% Success so i pulled it back out. Just wondering if i polish the bushing and lube it up do you think i can get it in the slide????? I mean the new SS Full Length Guide rod a #17 WC Spring do work with the factory RIA Barrel Bushing. But i would rather have this WC Barrel Bushing in.

If i have no success i will just pay a gunsmith i guess

thanks for any helpful DIY answers. Or Helpful Answers.
Some gunsmiths do "piece work" and some charge by the hour. I found a smith that does piece work and got a really good deal. I had 9 new parts switched out,he also stripped off the parkarized finish and blued the gun and only charged $150
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A hammer should not be needed to fit new parts.

If the parts don't fit, then a little work is required.
Trigger bows can be slightly bent. Pins should be flush.

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Barrel bushings require fitting. Judicious filing and sanding will do it but you have to be careful and trial fit it often. They also usually require honing to be a custom fit to the barrel unless you get a matched set.

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Clark Custom Guns charges $45, according to their website.

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When you consider shipping (Clark's won't pay for shipping to or from), the cost gets up there.

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