New to me Caspian 1911

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New to me Caspian 1911

Post by smithfan4152 on 12/26/2016, 12:57 pm

I just picked up a very nice Caspian 1911, it's compensated and scoped, no sight dovetails, I was told this was an early gun, but I found 1998 to be a close production date.
I was also told these were typically done in 38 super in this configuration.  Previous owner said it would not function with SWC, only ball.  Sure enough I tried to chamber the SWC and it would not chamber.
This came with a Nowlin barrel, and 2 Wilson combat extended magazines, also a 10 and 11 pound wolfe spring set.  The trigger feels great aprox 3 pounds.  I guess I need to get it to a smith to get the barrel ramped a bit more to allow SWC to function.  I"m not sure what this pistol was designed for, it may be more of  a race gun, than the WC Pistol I was looking to get.
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Re: New to me Caspian 1911

Post by LenV on 12/26/2016, 2:51 pm

Before taking it to a gunsmith it wouldn't hurt to try a different magazine. Some pistols just don't like Wilson mags for SWC. Metalform work well.
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Re: New to me Caspian 1911

Post by Jon Eulette on 12/26/2016, 3:22 pm

Might also try EGW high mag catch. You might need to slightly bend lip on bottom of magazine to get it fully inserted. Make sure mag doesn't hit ejector.
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