Kart .22lr

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by 1911love, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. 1911love

    1911love New Member

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    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?
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Kart makes match barrels.
     

  3. 1911love

    1911love New Member

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    It had Kart engraved on the weapon, I didn't field strip it and look at the barrel.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    doesn't Kart make 22 conversion kits for 1911's?
     
  5. 1911love

    1911love New Member

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    IDK. This one didn't appear to be a conversion kit. It looked like a dedicated .22lr.
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    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?
     
  7. 1911love

    1911love New Member

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    Maybe. It looked factory built though. The LGS said they have never seen one and they didn't know much about it.
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    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.
     
  9. 1911love

    1911love New Member

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    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.
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    sounds good! let us know more when you find out.
     
  11. 1911love

    1911love New Member

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    Will do. The LGS will probably have it priced in the next couple days. I'm pretty interested, but I've also been eyeballing the new S&W PC Model 41. I'm assuming the Kart will most likely be in the same price range.