Convertible 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by danf_fl, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Okay, I have one of those SS Taurus' in .38 Super. In my parts, I've found a Colt 9mm barrel.

    Thinking of fitting 9mm to the Taurus. Then I can shoot 9mm and .38 Super from the same platform.

    Opinions?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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  3. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    I'm no expert but IIRC
    You may have to change extractors when you change barrels since the 38 super is a semi-rimmed cartridge
    Or maybe go with an Aftec extractor which SHOULD work with both rimless 38 Super Comp brass in the 38 super barrel and the 9mm in the 9mm barrel

    Aftec Extractor
     
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  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    oh I was thinking he wanted to cut the top of the slide off like a Berretta....
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    .38Super and 9mm are very close. Some even sell slides listed as .38Super/9mm. Breech face is the same. Of course I have springs.
    Extractor holds both 9mm and .38 Super. And the 9mm barrel needs just a little touching to fit.
     
  6. pranc2

    pranc2 New Member

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    sounds crazy and awesome. hard to picture in my mind. wouldnt it be more of a targa top. lol
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Targa tops leak. I've seen it on firebirds.
     
  8. pranc2

    pranc2 New Member

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    true:D... but convertiles twist themsevles apart