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convert a 9mm RO 1911 to .38 special wadcutter

Post by SW-52 on 6/20/2017, 8:13 am

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hi, i want to know is possible convert a 9mm range officer to .38 special wadcutter changing 9mm barrel and bushing to a barsto or other brand in .38 special wadcutter barrel. i have a 52-2 and my question is only for experimentation,thanks!
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Re: convert a 9mm RO 1911 to .38 special wadcutter

Post by Jon Eulette on 6/22/2017, 1:48 pm

Most old Clarks I've seen with Douglass barrels run between .355-.356 and S&W MTU barrels are .355. They shoot excellent. HBWC bullets are forgiving. I've had good results with .356 solids in my pistol.
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Re: convert a 9mm RO 1911 to .38 special wadcutter

Post by troystaten on 6/22/2017, 3:06 pm

Thanks Jon.

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Re: convert a 9mm RO 1911 to .38 special wadcutter

Post by jglenn21 on 6/22/2017, 3:22 pm

More often than not the triple KS require work to function.

Old colts are worth it if you can find them for the right price.

I have two of the old S&W MTU barrels waiting for me to start on a spl...Jon is ahead of me
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Re: convert a 9mm RO 1911 to .38 special wadcutter

Post by Larry2520 on 6/22/2017, 6:04 pm

There's been some mention of KKM barrels here and I'd like to throw my two cents in. I just built a 9 with a KKM of 32 twist. Today I shot some Dardas 122 grain bullets to see how they'd do. They shot as good as the 125 grain jacketed zero hollow points I had loaded and shot first and no leading on the barrel.

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