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1911 Barrel Bushing Fitting

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Post by Gunsnjeeps Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:19 pm

I have a Springfield Armory Milspec that is about 25 years old.  Still going strong but I want to tighten up the fit.on the barrel bushing. The OD on my barrel is .580 so a NM bussing at .581 should fit snug but not overly tight. 

My question is bushing OD to slide.  My ID on the slide is .699.  How snug of a bushing can I hand fit into the slide and what is the easiest way to fit the bushing without tools?  Would I be able to fit a .704 OD bushing with Emory Cloth and a bushing wrench?

My current bushing is .586 ID and .690 OD.  I can wiggle the barrel with a pinky in the barrel.

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Post by Jon Eulette Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:10 pm

Buy an EGW prefit Angle Bore bushing from Brownells. It will be close to perfect. Minor polishing of ID and very minor fitting to slide if any.
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Post by bmize1 Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:24 am

I’ve ordered a couple direct from EGW.
Always went .001 under barrel and .002 over slide.

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Post by kc.crawford.7 Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:28 am

EGW angle bore bushing.  Give them the OD of your barrel and the ID of your slide and they do the work.
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Post by Gunsnjeeps Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:55 am

Thank you.  I didn't know EGW had bushings to order by measurement.

Ordered one this morning.

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Post by Gunsnjeeps Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:11 pm

Just a quick follow up.  I got my bushing today.  I forgot to add Angle Bore when I ordered my bushing but it feels great.  Just enough clearance that I can feel the barrel slide through the bushing.  The fit to the slide is snug enough that I need to use a bushing wrench to turn it in the slide.  No barrel movement in the bushing and the bushing doesn't move in the slide.  I can't wait to shoot it now.  Definitely leaving an awesome review.

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Post by WesG Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:28 pm

Does the barrel tip up into engagement with the lugs in the slide? Or, conversely, does it not want to unlock?

I got a standard EGW angle bore bushing, and machined both 'sides' to fit my gun. I had to relieve the ID at the bottom for the gun to unlock. A normal bushing needs relief at the top for the barrel to tip up.

Just wondering if they do the relief as part of a custom fit.

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Post by Dr.Don Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:39 am

Since you didn't get the angle bored bushing, make sure your barrel is not "springing" into lockup.  Non-angle bored bushings usually need some clearance added so the barrel is not sprung or bent slightly when forced into lockup by the slide stop pin.  Explaining how to do that is a longer discussion.
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