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  1. 1911 Gunsmithing
    In an ad for a 38Super small bore barrel and on the EGW site I’ve seen references to a “small bore” barrel and bushing. How would a “small bore” bushing & barrel compare to those in my GM Colt? I appreciate your helpfulness. Dave
  2. General 1911 talk
    Nevermind, just realized it's "KART" 🤣🤪 The bushing on my old custom build has the mark shown in the photo. What or who does it belong to? The barrel is Kart, I’ve been meaning to ask about this for years lol. Thanks.
  3. 1911 Gunsmithing
    For the gunsmiths out there, what benefits does a thick flange bushing offer, if any? I know Wilson started offering it a few years back, and it's an upgrade over their standard bushing. EGW obviously offers many varieties. And I read a post where Rob indicated that he uses a thick flange on...
  4. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I broke an extractor. Recommendations for replacement? I had a spare I carried for 40 years. Now I need to pick up a couple more to replace that one. Since I have one Series 80, I’d like to get one that does both flavors. Looking at Brownells, there are lots to choose from. Wilson Bullet Proof...
  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. 1911 Gear
    VZ grips will not fit flush to frame, can see light between grips/frame with hex drive bushings. Seems a little off that even Wilson vz grips will not fit. I really like the idea of hex drive bushings, but none of my other grips fit flush. Anybody run into this before?
  7. General 1911 talk
    4" bull barrel vs 4.25" bushing barrel? Why come out with 4.25" when they already had great success with 4"? Pros and Cons on both please? Considering my next purchase w/ my last thread the steel vs aluminum frame, now to decide on barrel length. This will be a carry gun in .45. I can't...
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