Threaded barrel

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by jackal6, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. jackal6

    jackal6 New Member

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    If I buy a threaded barrel can I just throw it in my 1911 and it will work just as well as the factory one?
     
  2. austin92

    austin92 New Member

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    I've seen one guy have problems twisting the little lock collar to remove/install the recoil spring on his storm lake .45 barrel. Almost like it was slightly too big on the outside. Other than that, it shot flawlessly
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Most 1911 barrels have to be fitted to the pistol.

    Some pistols require a booster or recoil spring changes to get reliable cycling with the added forward weight on the tilting barrel also.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    it's a 50-50 shot it will work. might just drop in and work perfectly with no fitting, or it might require fitting to work properly.

    a 1911 gets most of it's potential accuracy from a consistent lock-up of the barrel when returning to battery after firing. if the barrel can't repeat it each and every time, accuracy can be degraded.

    if going to a threaded barrel, for a can or compensator, you will more than likely have to also change out the guide rod and spring.
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2013
  5. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Do you have a calibrator? If so measure you barrel bushing and then get the measurement of the barrel
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2013
  6. jackal6

    jackal6 New Member

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    I plan on putting a silencer on it to kill the evil squirrels and gofers in my backyard, how do I get the barrel fitted properly if that's needed?
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    proper tools and the skills of a compentent gunsmith well versed in 1911's. there are many books on doing mods to a 1911. and Brownell's sells probably all the tools needed to do just about anything to a 1911. they also carry a huge variety of books on the 1911. Brownell's should be your friend if you plan on working on 1911's!