Looking to borrow or rent a 1911 plunger tube tool:

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by Firedude, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Firedude

    Firedude Active Member

    Sep 30, 2018
    I'm building a 1911 for my son for a graduation present for his upcoming graduation from the US Naval Academy. I've fitted the slide to the frame, and have fitted the barrel, barrel bushing and trigger. I need to install the plunger tube and really don't want to buy the tool for that for what looks like a 10 minute job and a one time use. If anyone has one they would be willing to borrow or rent me, I would certainly pay shipping and whatever terms we agree on.

    Thank you!
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2018
  2. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    I have one I ordered yesterday and it says it shipped... or at least the tracking number has been issued. I don't expect to get it for a few days but if you don't locate another one I can send it when it gets here. I won't need it for a while. Just pay to ship it back.

    I'll watch this thread and PM you when it arrives if no one else has helped you out.

  3. Firedude

    Firedude Active Member

    Sep 30, 2018
    The Collector: thank you!
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  4. Ethank

    Ethank Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2017
    I have one I can lend you. PM me your shipping info and I’ll try to get it in mail tomorrow.
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  5. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    What an amazing addict family we have here :):):):)
  6. Firedude

    Firedude Active Member

    Sep 30, 2018
    Etank: Thank you! PM sent.

    This is a great place, I sure appreciate all the help and advice I have received! Hopefully this will project will be a one of a kind gift!
  7. jfbong1911

    jfbong1911 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2018
    Did you get the tool if not I have one you can borrow.
  8. Firedude

    Firedude Active Member

    Sep 30, 2018
    Jfbong1911...Ethan loaned me his and I got the plunger tube on.

    Thank you all who helped or were willing to. I greatly appreciate it. I'm pretty sure I'm at the point that I can just put it all together now and there's not any fitting left.

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