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Nighthawk .22 Conversion

Post by 1joel1 on 2/1/2016, 8:45 am

One of our local shops has a Nighthawk .22 conversion. I believe that it is made by Bob Marvel and they want $479 for it. This is a new unit, but looks like it has been in the shop for quite a while. Are these good units and is that a good price? Are the Nelson conversions that much better?

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Re: Nighthawk .22 Conversion

Post by dronning on 2/1/2016, 9:07 am

Go for the Nelson, the Nelson with a standard barrel (non-threaded) and optic rib sells for $400, right now thru 2-14 there is a FB deal that will save you some money. 

The service is outstanding and the Nelson conversion is very well made.

- Dave
I have both Marvel 1 and a Nelson I prefer the Nelson.
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Re: Nighthawk .22 Conversion

Post by Jack H on 2/1/2016, 10:23 am

Nighthawk marketed the Bob Marvel design for a while.  It is essentially the same as the Nelson.  I got a Nighthawk early on.  It had a barrel that bulged the case into the feed ramp a little.  At Bob Marvel's suggestion, Larry Nelson exchanged the barrel for a real Nelson barrel.  The new barrel works perfect.  The Nighthawk slide does show a slight print of the slide stop pin that is inserted into the slide stop notch.  None of my real Nelson units show that.  I am using the Nighthawk with the Nelson barrel now as a primary unit.  No problems at all. 

I think I remember hearing the Nighthawk units had a recall or something about the slide.
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Re: Nighthawk .22 Conversion

Post by 1joel1 on 2/1/2016, 10:30 am

dronning wrote:Go for the Nelson, the Nelson with a standard barrel (non-threaded) and optic rib sells for $400, right now thru 2-14 there is a FB deal that will save you some money. 

The service is outstanding and the Nelson conversion is very well made.

- Dave
I have both Marvel 1 and a Nelson I prefer the Nelson.



Thanks for the info. Do you have a link for the FB deal?

Thanks,
Joel


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Re: Nighthawk .22 Conversion

Post by gitkrunk on 2/1/2016, 11:04 am

For the price get a new Nelsons.  I believe like stated above the nighthawk and nelson are identical. Plus nelson has a coupon code in commerical row for free mag with an order.
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Re: Nighthawk .22 Conversion

Post by dronning on 2/1/2016, 12:25 pm

1joel1 wrote:
dronning wrote:Go for the Nelson, the Nelson with a standard barrel (non-threaded) and optic rib sells for $400, right now thru 2-14 there is a FB deal that will save you some money. 

The service is outstanding and the Nelson conversion is very well made.

- Dave
I have both Marvel 1 and a Nelson I prefer the Nelson.



Thanks for the info. Do you have a link for the FB deal?

Thanks,
Joel
same offer on the BE commercial row:

http://www.bullseyeforum.net/t5244-nelson-custom-1911-22-conversion-special-offer

- Dave
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Re: Nighthawk .22 Conversion

Post by KevinB on 2/1/2016, 8:05 pm

I believe, and may be wrong, that the nelson has a different(match) chamber vs the Nighthawk units.  Get a new Nelson for less $, Larry is great to deal with.

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Post by 1joel1 on 2/2/2016, 7:53 am

Thanks all for the advice. It will be taken Smile

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