Thick bushings...?

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by ajstrider, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. ajstrider

    ajstrider Active Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    I've seen that several 1911's advertise as coming with thick bushings. I was wonder what the real purpose of these are? Possible to give it more pressure on the barrel and a tighter lockup?
  2. Dumbell2

    Dumbell2 Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    Cosmetic I believe.

  3. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    They look better.. Ron
  4. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Straight up cosmetic,..........
  5. grainfed

    grainfed Active Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Lipstick on a pig, but they do make the pig look cool.............

  6. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    If the crown of your barrel ever gets severely dinged or damaged, cutting back the barrel and re-crowning it is an alternative to replacing the barrel.

    Some builders use longer barrels to give a little flexibility down the road, or for a smidge more velocity (arguably a negligible difference).

    A barrel that's flush with the bushing can be done two ways: first, cut down the barrel to fit flush with a conventional bushing; or second, use a thicker bushing for a slightly-longer barrel.

    All that aside, yeah, mostly a cosmetic thing.

    I like it.


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