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Post by Swarfmonger Thu May 03, 2012 12:42 pm

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Hello folks,
I want to purchase a .22 conversion and was wondering which would be my best bet beetween a Marvel series 1 and the Advantage arms Target model? I want to start shooting bullseye and would like to get it right the first time. Any input would be appreciated.

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Post by alarmguy Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:34 pm

Ok, I finally pulled the trigger on a Marvel Precision. Went to Perry on Tuesday of pistol week and bought an aluminum lockback. Finished getting my scores in for league last week with the 41 so I'm going to start practice this week with the Marvel. One problem though, it came with only one mag and they had no extras to sell. I've checked on the web and there are none to be had until, I guess, the next shipment of GSG's get through US Customs.
Commercial row was fun, wish I had a spare few thousand to spend.

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Post by Tom Jadlos Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:31 pm

I'm new to the discipline of bullseye and not trying to be smart, but what is the attraction of the Marvel conversion other than feeling like a .45?  It seems that the reliability issues outweigh the benefits.  I'd appreciate hearing your comments.  Thanks,
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Post by Historian1972 Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:45 pm

alarmguy wrote:Ok, I finally pulled the trigger on a Marvel Precision. Went to Perry on Tuesday of pistol week and bought an aluminum lockback. Finished getting my scores in for league last week with the 41 so I'm going to start practice this week with the Marvel. One problem though, it came with only one mag and they had no extras to sell. I've checked on the web and there are none to be had until, I guess, the next shipment of GSG's get through US Customs.
Commercial row was fun, wish I had a spare few thousand to spend.

 Try Ebay, I bought my last two at about 36$ each.  Not bad if its all I can find.  I just checked and found several on ebay.

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Post by DavidR Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:34 pm

Tom Jadlos wrote:I'm new to the discipline of bullseye and not trying to be smart, but what is the attraction of the Marvel conversion other than feeling like a .45?  It seems that the reliability issues outweigh the benefits.  I'd appreciate hearing your comments.  Thanks,
Tom

 Thats about it, the 45 feel and trying to get both guns to feel the same is the main attraction, they are as accurate as most 22 target pistols are, some will run reliably and those are the lucky guys, the others can be made to but it takes some getting the bugs out. If you build a A quality lower using A grade parts and dont try and get a 2lb trigger, you will have fewer issues.
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Post by Tom Jadlos Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:49 pm

David and others correct me if I'm not think correctly, but a new S&W model 41 would be a "safer" bet from a reliability, accuracy being equal, standpoint in view of S&W's life time warranty.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that it sounds as if it would be more cost-effective to purchase a model 41 than with putting together a Marvel conversion.  Does that make sense? 
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Post by Colt711 Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:15 pm

I use a Marvel, new in '98, a Bob Marvel Target AA, and recently sold a 41 I used since about '94.

II would agree as to the frame being important. I have a '70 series Colt on which both units work fine. I also have an Essex SS bought from another shooter. It had to be fit for my Marvel even though he was using it with his Marvel.

After obtaining the AA it had to be worked on again to fit the AA.  Still kind of rough but works.

If I shot the 41 as well I would have kept it and be shooting it.
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Post by Schaumannk Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:40 pm

Tom Jadlos wrote:David and others correct me if I'm not think correctly, but a new S&W model 41 would be a "safer" bet from a reliability, accuracy being equal, standpoint in view of S&W's life time warranty.  I guess what I'm trying to say is that it sounds as if it would be more cost-effective to purchase a model 41 than with putting together a Marvel conversion.  Does that make sense? 
Tom

 The Marvel Precision units are some of those most reliable .22 s out there as long as you are using the GSG magazines.   

On the other hand, the model 41 can be very ammo picky, and I have heard that the accuracy in the newer ones, may not be all that great either.   
          I like having all my bullseye guns on the same 1911 platform.   Also since very little can go wrong with the frame, it is possible to buy two units and use one for potential back up in case of some issue that cant be immediately fixed on the line.

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Post by MuayThaiJJ Thu Nov 04, 2021 11:28 pm

Will a Marvel rib fit on an Advantage Arms barrel?
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Post by james r chapman Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:36 am

Mine did with some filing
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Post by Jwhelan939 Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:12 pm

With his thread revived after an 8 year slumber, any updates in opinions over the years? With Nelson being a big player now, who's the goto company for a competitive conversion?

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Post by MuayThaiJJ Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:30 pm

I have owned six 1911 conversions so far, in this order:

GSG
Advantage Arms
CWA
Marvel
Kart
Nelson

The Nelson was the best, flawless no hiccups, and the Marvel is a close 2nd or just as good.
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Post by Dcforman Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:46 am

I own a Nelson and a new Marvel steel slide. Both have been utterly reliable with the right mags (basically, any plastic mags for the Nelson, GSG mags for the Marvel). One thing I really like about the Marvel steel slide is that it cycles a little slower, and "feels" more like my wadgun (though obviously with lower recoil).

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Post by Colt711 Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:56 am

I have the Marvel #1 converted to a steel slide and Bob M. AA Pro. At my age matches are gone but I shoot every week. I still use both and they are reliable yet. Were I to do it over I would have a 'smith fit frames to them rather than setting them up myself.
I used 2 steel mags on the original Marvel 1. After changing to a steel slide they weren't reliable and I have just used the plastics. I have just never taken the time to go to my 'smith and have the work done. I have several small projects and whenever I get ready to take them to him health issues get in the way??

There is so much positive talk re: Nelson's that I'm tempted to get one!?

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