10MM Delta Elite question

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by hogslayer, May 3, 2013.

  1. hogslayer

    hogslayer New Member

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    I know there are some Delta Elite experts out there....
    Here is my question. I just picked up a used DE today. It has an comp that is connected to the barrel. When you remove the barrel it stays attached. Not screwed on... it looks like the bushing type. but... is held to the gun with a two piece guide rod and recoil spring. The guide rod screws together. I did figgure out how to take the pistol down. Question is.. is this a common comp or what. Can it be converted back to a bushing system without the comp? It looks like there are no locking lugs inside the slide for the bushing to lock into. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    That's not a common thing. You'll need to post some photos to get more specific.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I believe that the threads go back to the point on the barrel that would normally be held by the bushing.
    You may need another barrel.
     
  4. hogslayer

    hogslayer New Member

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    First pict self explanatory
    second pict is of 2 piece guide rod
    third pict is of guide rod and spring in place
    fouth pict of everything apart
     

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  5. hogslayer

    hogslayer New Member

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    Here is the last pict showing the barrel with comp attached. Not sure how it is attached.
     

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  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    just looking at the pictures, i have to agree that a new barrel and bushing will be needed to go back to the original set-up.

    looking at it, it looks like someone may have spent some bucks on the comp and barrel.
     
  7. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I would agree. That's not your typical "drop-in" compensator. That thing might actually work. Have you shot it?
     
  8. JohnJak

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    Sell the assembly on Gun Broker and buy a new barrel.
     
  9. hogslayer

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    Yes i have shot it . Only about 4 times..... and it shoots about like a 45 ACP. (I think the 45 is a powder puff when it comes to recoil). I have a range in my back yard and will put it through the ringer today and see how it really shoots. What little I have shot it so far I like. Will prob keep the Assembly as you call it and get a 40 Cal barrel,bushing, guide rod and spring and have more bang for the bucks that way. Any suggestions on where to get the 40 cal stuff?
    Thanks Guys
    Hogslayer
     
  10. hogslayer

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    One other question, well maybe two lol. Does the DE use standard full size grips and I have heard the lugs on a DE are larger than standard and takes a DE barrel.
    True or not??
     
  11. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The lugs on the DE are different than the .45.

    (But the .40S&W barrel from Kart are the same.);)
     
  12. hogslayer

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    I am not quite understanding I guess. I am keeping the 10 MM DE barrel just like it is . I want to be able to convert to 40 cal, So I have to buy a DE barrel in 40. Right?
    How do I contact Kart?
    Thanks
     
  13. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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  14. hogslayer

    hogslayer New Member

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    Thanks danf_fl Will contact them
     
  15. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Grips are standard full size grips.
     
  16. hogslayer

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    Thanks Olympus. I need to get over to your site and see if I can find a set of grips that will really make that stainless DE shine. Recommendations are appreciated..
     
  17. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Honestly, grips are one of the most subjective parts on the 1911 I've ever seen. While I hate to turn away business, if you're shooting a 10mm, you really should consider something with as much texture as you can find. I believe the Delta Elite does not have any checkering on the front strap and that is where you need the most grip. So smooth grips might not be the best choice in this situation.
     
  18. hogslayer

    hogslayer New Member

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    Yeah I know what you mean. Although this one with the comp on it is a powder puff. Feels like a 45 acp as far as recoil. Anyway I am going to shoot it some before I get grips. It has a pair of wrap around rubber/plastic (real tacky) on it
    now. Prob factory. Will see just what it takes to tame the beast first.