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Post by Spraywizzard on 3/23/2019, 6:02 am

I have just got into Bullseye / Precision Pistol shooting and one of the guys let me shoot his dedicated 1911 w/ Marvel 22lr slide and shot my best score ever . 

What I would like to know is if a S&W E-series 1911 45 ACP 5" would be a good candidate for a dedicated  22lr pistol with a Marvel OR Nelson lock back 22LR upper ? 

I have emailed a few gunsmiths and have gotten prices on a custom built lower and a marvel upper for around $1600 , which is fine by me , but for that price I would rather have the option of having 2 guns basically for the same price by supplying my own 1911 45 pistol & turning it into a 22lr , with an option of maybe shooting it in a 45 match if I would like . 

Any suggestions would be welcome .

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Post by TonyH on 3/23/2019, 6:45 am

Don't see a problem with putting a 22 conversion on the S&W lower mentioned above, barring any issues (occasional) with stacked tolerances etc.
Doesn't the E-Series pistol come with a fixed combat rear sight? You will probably need to replace those with adjustable sights for PP. I went that route, but eventually ended up with a dedicated lower for the conversion. 
Read the various threads on the 22 conversions on this forum and get well informed prior to purchase. There are a couple of other brands that you should probably throw in the mix for consideration (Nelson Custom and Advantage Arms). I'll put in a vote for the Nelson, but with bias as I have two of them. Flawless operation with great customer service. I am sure others will weigh in here.
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Post by apipeguy on 3/23/2019, 7:57 am

I took my railed E-Series and replaced all the innards with Wilson parts (trigger, sear, disconnector and hammer) and have one of my Nelson’s on it always. I have been very happy with it.

I have actually thought about just getting a Fusion frame and building that up for the dedicated lower and sell the E-Series only because I have not put the .45 slide on it since I re-did it. But if you want the ability to have both, the E-Series has worked very well for me with my two Nelson Conversions, an iron sight and a weaver top.
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Post by LenV on 3/23/2019, 9:47 am

I love mine. All I did was a trigger job and replaced the mainspring. The upper is sitting in the safe and probably never going back on. Mine was a Commander. I found a better use for that IDPA gun then just sitting there.

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Post by Spraywizzard on 3/23/2019, 11:36 am

WOW , LenV , that is a beautiful piece . 

So if I was to purchase a Nelson or Marvel 22lr lock back upper with Picatinny rail for a red dot for my S&W 1911 E- series there shouldn't be any problems with it fitting & working well and then just do a trigger job on the lower and I should be good to go ?   

Right now I am shooting a CZ 75 B with a Kadet II conversion with a CZ Customs Picatinny sight rail on it with a cheap Bushnell red dot and Hogue grip  and I shoot alright with it, but I feel I could shoot better scores with the 1911 and a conversion unit .

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Post by mspingeld on 3/23/2019, 11:50 am

When you buy the conversion, get the one with the combo rail. Nice to have choices.

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Post by Spraywizzard on 3/23/2019, 11:58 am

mspingeld wrote:When you buy the conversion, get the one with the combo rail. Nice to have choices.
Thank you for that bit of advice

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Post by LenV on 3/23/2019, 12:11 pm

Spraywizzard wrote:WOW , LenV , that is a beautiful piece . 

So if I was to purchase a Nelson or Marvel 22lr lock back upper with Picatinny rail for a red dot for my S&W 1911 E- series there shouldn't be any problems with it fitting & working well and then just do a trigger job on the lower and I should be good to go ?   

Right now I am shooting a CZ 75 B with a Kadet II conversion with a CZ Customs Picatinny sight rail on it with a cheap Bushnell red dot and Hogue grip  and I shoot alright with it, but I feel I could shoot better scores with the 1911 and a conversion unit .
That is all you need. There is nothing to fit the upper to the lower. The only reason I had to do trigger job was it came with a +4lb trigger. It is now a little over 2.5.
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Post by Spraywizzard on 3/23/2019, 12:30 pm

LenV wrote:
Spraywizzard wrote:WOW , LenV , that is a beautiful piece . 

So if I was to purchase a Nelson or Marvel 22lr lock back upper with Picatinny rail for a red dot for my S&W 1911 E- series there shouldn't be any problems with it fitting & working well and then just do a trigger job on the lower and I should be good to go ?   

Right now I am shooting a CZ 75 B with a Kadet II conversion with a CZ Customs Picatinny sight rail on it with a cheap Bushnell red dot and Hogue grip  and I shoot alright with it, but I feel I could shoot better scores with the 1911 and a conversion unit .
That is all you need. There is nothing to fit the upper to the lower. The only reason I had to do trigger job was it came with a +4lb trigger. It is now a little over 2.5.
And there are no problems with the 2 magazines that come with the Nelson conversion working in the E-Series ?  I forgot to ask that , or is there a special Magazine that works better than others?

Those are nice wood grips on your 1911 , what brand are those ?

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Post by LenV on 3/23/2019, 1:31 pm

No problem with Nelson magazines. You do have to push in until hear or feel a faint click. I stole those Nills grips on Ebay when no one bid against me. Sig makes a clone that look and feel just like the Nills for a lot less. There are two of them on Ebay right this second.

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