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1911love 11-14-2013 01:57 AM

Kart .22lr
 
I saw one of these at the LGS recently. It was a Springfield frame and it said Kart. The trigger looked modified and it was all steel. It looked like a 1911, but was .22lr. Anyone know anything about them?

SSGN_Doc 11-14-2013 01:57 AM

Kart makes match barrels.

1911love 11-14-2013 02:14 AM

It had Kart engraved on the weapon, I didn't field strip it and look at the barrel.

Axxe55 11-14-2013 02:14 AM

doesn't Kart make 22 conversion kits for 1911's?

1911love 11-14-2013 02:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Axxe55 (Post 1431099)
doesn't Kart make 22 conversion kits for 1911's?

IDK. This one didn't appear to be a conversion kit. It looked like a dedicated .22lr.

Axxe55 11-14-2013 02:40 AM

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Originally Posted by 1911love (Post 1431100)
IDK. This one didn't appear to be a conversion kit. It looked like a dedicated .22lr.

i know there are some dedicated 22 1911's that are same size as a full size 1911. could be someone built a dedicated 22 out a full size 1911?

1911love 11-14-2013 02:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Axxe55 (Post 1431117)

i know there are some dedicated 22 1911's that are same size as a full size 1911. could be someone built a dedicated 22 out a full size 1911?

Maybe. It looked factory built though. The LGS said they have never seen one and they didn't know much about it.

Axxe55 11-14-2013 02:46 AM

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Originally Posted by 1911love (Post 1431119)
Maybe. It looked factory built though. The LGS said they have never seen one and they didn't know much about it.

possibly a factory custom build? i am not aware of any SA 1911's being offered in a 22 though. SA does have a custom shop and it could be something done years ago. with the right amount of dollars swapping hands, who know what they will build for a customer.

1911love 11-14-2013 11:49 PM

I found some more info. You guys were right, it's a .22lr conversion. Fred Kart was the designer's name. He made about 2500 from what little info I could find. The one in the shop was just mated really well to the Springfield frame. The kit originally came with the slide, barrel, recoil spring, slide stop, and 2 mags. On an expired gunsamerica auction a guy bought just the kit without a frame for $600. The LGS hasn't priced theirs yet.

Thanks for the help.

Axxe55 11-15-2013 12:40 AM

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Originally Posted by 1911love (Post 1431758)
I found some more info. You guys were right, it's a .22lr conversion. Fred Kart was the designer's name. He made about 2500 from what little info I could find. The one in the shop was just mated really well to the Springfield frame. The kit originally came with the slide, barrel, recoil spring, slide stop, and 2 mags. On an expired gunsamerica auction a guy bought just the kit without a frame for $600. The LGS hasn't priced theirs yet.

Thanks for the help.

sounds good! let us know more when you find out.


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