10 MM to 40 Conversions

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by hogslayer, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. hogslayer

    hogslayer New Member

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    Ok here is the big question. I am getting a Delta Elite in 10 MM. Can I get a 40 cal barrel and Mag and maybe change the recoil spring and convert it to a 40 Cal. for a day,??? Please let me know if anyone out there has any knowledge of this.
    Thanks
    Hogslayer
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Seems like a lot of expense and effort for just one day of shooting.
     

  3. hogslayer

    hogslayer New Member

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    Ok I might have lied about the for a day thing. I want a 1911 in every cal I can get it in. So far I have 22, 9MM, 45 Acp and now 10 MM. As far as I know that only leaves 40 and 38 super. Trying to fit it into the budget. With out buying 2 more guns.
     
  4. Buckeyeborn

    Buckeyeborn New Member

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    Oh deary you forgot 45 win mag

    460 Rowland
    50ae
    And on and on
    But I think it is just as simple as you stated it barrel spring mag just goggle it and good luck
     
  5. Mongo

    Mongo Active Member Supporter

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    I have a Dan Wesson 1911 10mm. I change the barrel and recoil spring and and shoot 40 cal reliably. It feeds perfectly off the 10mm magazine. You might have to get a 40 cal magazine for yours.
     
  6. hogslayer

    hogslayer New Member

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    Thanks for the reply's. The more I think of it...... well I just might have to buy a couple more guns after all. Damn the luck.
     
  7. hogslayer

    hogslayer New Member

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    Mongo what weight recoil spring do you run in your Dan for the 40 cal?
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Sorry, but a 1911 will not hold the 45 Win Mag or .50 AE. The .460? sure. How about .50 GI? .38 AMU? 9 X 23? 9 X 21? 9 X 25? .38 Super Comp? .38 TJ? There is bound to be one in .357 Sig.
     
  9. hogslayer

    hogslayer New Member

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    Ok what i should have said was in the MOST common cals. And the 357 Sig is real hard to reload for..... so I will rule that one out also. But there is always room for
    one more cal.
     
  10. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Not reloading for one of the most effective manstopper rounds made seems to be a waste. In ten years of real life shooting data, the .357 magnum and .357 Sig have been found to be very effective at incapacitation and one-shot stops. Review the 10-year study of actual shootings here:

    http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/handgun-stopping-power

    However, cost of ammo is the most often given excuse for police departments not adopting the .357 Sig as a duty sidearm. If only one huge department would adopt it, the cost would plummet to at least as cheap as .40!
     
  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The 9mm and the .38 Super are very close in the breech face area.
    Have you considered doing the same thing for those?
     
  12. Mongo

    Mongo Active Member Supporter

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    Recoil Spring

    When I called DW customer service on the phone to order the barrel, the parts man side you will need the 40 cal spring. He didn't specify the weight. He said I might need a 40 cal mag but I didn't. It was a drop in install.
     
  13. hogslayer

    hogslayer New Member

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    danf fl Yes i have checked into it and Midway sells the barrel for about 55 bucks pluss the mag and I will be set up to go. The recoil spring is the same
    Thanks
     
  14. hogslayer

    hogslayer New Member

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    Mongo I will contact Colt about a barrel and spring and see what they have to say.
    thanks