I have been toying with the idea of building a .40 cal Blackpowder target pistol with an inline action. While following this chain of thought I got to wondering if anyone had ever made a conversion barrel and slide assembly to fit a 1911 type frame and action. I have a Star Model B (closest thing I have to a 1911) and looking at how it is assembled between the two main parts (frame and Slide) it looks like it would be nothing to design up a solid slide barrel combo that would slide onto the rails be locked in place with a modified slide release. And allow the flat hammer to hit a precussion cap on an exposed nipple. This would also allow the pistol to have a little longer barrel since the breach would be all the way back at the hammer. Anyway anyone ever seen a conversion that someone else made? I'm thinking to test the idea I could just go with a smooth bore for now. After all what does one do when they have just bought a new lathe but think up wild projects to explore. Practical Absolutely not BUT FUN? I'm thinking.