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  1. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Hey folks, looking for someone who'd be willing to finish ream and throat the barrel on a new 1911 I'm picking up today. I don't have a finish reamer or a dremel and I've also never used either of them before so I'd rather not screw something up. Would be happy to pay via paypal F&F, venmo, or...
  2. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Hello, I'm looking for a used 1911 Non ramped Bar-Sto 5 inch barrel. No Bull barrels. Barrel bushing with it is preferred but not a must. Please let me know if you have one you can part with. Thank you, Ryan
  3. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Hey Fellas, selling these used items that are coming off my sig p365xl. All used in great condition. - True Precision barrel. Less than 500 rounds thru it (non threaded) in Stealth Grey. $80 -12 round Sig Magazine $30 -TLR6 Light/ Laser attachment (Laser does not work, I’m unsure if it’s...
  4. General 1911 talk
    Pardon the dumb question but of the two Colts I've had, both have what appear to be pretty short gaps between the upper edge of the feed ramp and the barrel throat. I stuck a Springfield barrel on the frame just to see what kind of gap it would show and it looked totally normal, around 1/32". Is...
  5. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I have a old llama with the 4.25inch barrel that I acquired as parr’s in a bag. There are threaded holes in the slide and the barrel bushing that hold the bushing in place. Has anyone ever seen a system like this and any idea where to find replacement set screws?
  6. General 1911 talk
    So I got my new Colt 1911 9mm Combat Elite Defender 3”. Can someone tell me if these marks on the barrel seem like normal lathe or machining marks on a brand new weapon from Colt? I put 100 rounds through it this weekend and it performed amazingly. Only 1 double feed.
  7. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I have a brand new 4.25" Commander Length "drop-in" barrel in .45acp. NOS/unused stainless match grade Ed Brown barrel and bushing. $150 shipped. PayPal gift or add 4%
  8. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I have a brand new Ed Brown 4.25" Commander Length "drop-in" barrel in .45acp. NOS/unused stainless match grade Ed Brown barrel and bushing. $150 shipped. PayPal gift or add 4% Cross posted.
  9. General Firearm Discussion
    After some research it appears that one can take a Beretta 81 .32 acp and change the barrel and magazine to .380 (Model 84/85) and have a functioning pistol. Anybody have any experience with this, or a helpful comment?
  10. General 1911 talk
    Had an awesome experience today! Vacationing on NC beach this week with the family I took some time out to stop in and see the folks at Kart Precision Barrels. I called ahead a couple of weeks ago to make sure they would be open and were ok with someone stopping by and they were, on both...
  11. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I have started to lose sleep over this. I have owned many 9mm 1911s, and my experience has been that Dan Wesson and Springfield Armory RO's had the softest feeling impulse and the muzzle hardly moved. Other's (Colt) have been OK, but nothing to write home about. Fast forward a few years later...
  12. General 1911 talk
    A pistol was recently listed in the classifieds and one of the options the owner had performed on the unit was an ion bond treatment on the barrel. I did a search yesterday to try to find info on this treatment. Found some data but still have some questions. Is the Ion Bond treatment more for...
  13. General 1911 talk
    You guys will have to bear with me for a while until I get all the noob questions out of my system.Is the wear on the barrel for an unfired weapon normal.Follow up question,do any of you guys polish off the finish on the barrel,thanks
  14. General 1911 talk
    Here are a few pictures of my barrel collection. Many of these are earmarked for future custom builds. A fresh batch of Kart National Match goodness Special order Marine Corp cut Bar-Sto. Massively oversized. These are not your run of the mill drop in NM barrels that you find in Gold...
  15. General 1911 talk
    New to forum and attempting my first build. Brownells has the Ed Brown drop in Government barrels on sale and I had a discount code, so I had to buy one. I have a frame but no slide yet. Anybody have enough experience with these barrels to suggest a slide(s) that the barrel would actually...
  16. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Looking for good quality AR parts as follows in 5.56 Completed BCG Small parts & pins Chromed barrels Adj Gas blocks Gas tubes FCG Quality Pelican or similar waterproof cases.
  17. General 1911 talk
    Hi folks, new to the forum and 1911's in general. I recently bought a new Dan Wesson Valor and have shot 74 rounds through it. I noticed some marks on the barrel, which you can see in the pictures around the word "match." I'm not completely sure if they were there before I bought it, but I...
  18. Sold/Expired Classifieds
  19. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Hi all, I'm fairly new to guns and very new to DIY gunsmithing and was hoping someone could give me some insight on proper barrel bushing fit. I bought an EGW angled bushing for my Colt 1911 as the stock bushing was pretty loose. I've been sanding away at it with 400 grit sandpaper for about...
  20. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Got my hands on a Colt govt model a few weeks back. Looked virtually pristine and got it for a song. Was stripping it down today for its impending action work and found this: Looks like they took a modern barrel and tried to open up a small groove in the middle of the barrel feed ramp...