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gsg 22lr 1911 conversion kit stuck!!

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by belcher, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. belcher

    belcher vancouver wa Active Member

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    Just received it in the mail.
    slid it on my ri 1911 frame and bam it's just stuck!! I can't pull it off!
    Anyone know of this issue, or can help me please reply..
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Describe exactly what steps you went through assembling the .22 slide conversion.
     
  3. belcher

    belcher vancouver wa Active Member

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    It came pretty assembled.
    I just removed my 45acp top end, and slid on the 22lr top.
    I could not install the slide release so I tride to pull it back off, just to fail.
    I just soaked it in rem oil, so I'm going to see if that helps.
    Seems like the slide release "eye" on the barrel doesn't fit right and the top of barrel is chewing against the slide when i cycle it.
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  5. belcher

    belcher vancouver wa Active Member

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    So I got it off after soaking in oil..
    the conversion barrel was jammed against my frame (look at pics)
    And I just read up on the conversion..
    for series 70-80 colts and copys, some people have had problems fitting to the ria frames..
    looks like I'm gon to sell a scratched new conversion kit..
    thanks for the help.
     
  6. belcher

    belcher vancouver wa Active Member

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    Bottom of barrel

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  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a 1968 Colt National Match (pre Gold Cup) and I bought a vintage gen 2 Colt Ace conversion for it.
    It works flawlessly, unlike the Ceiner type conversions that I have tried.
    I have heard that the Kimber conversions are way better in fit and function.
     
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  8. belcher

    belcher vancouver wa Active Member

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    Yeah my buddy has a 70 series colt with the gsg conversion.
    so I figured sense my ria is almost an exact copy it would work..
    guess not.
    so I'm going to sell or trade it off cheap cuz I scratched it, and when my taxes come get the kimber one.
    if heard nothing but great things about then, was just trying to get away with spending 2 instead of 350.
    I should have read up better on the gsg's, lesson learned.
     
  9. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I spent more on the original Colt Ace mags then I did on the conversion kit.
    The super nice & light trigger on my NM Colt is a perfect match for shooting .22lr ammo.
    I'm real happy with the setup and never shoot .45 acp through it anymore because it's meant to handle lightly charged target load wad cutters.
     
  10. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Birchwood Casey makes a touch up pen that will fix the scratch on the slide.
    Just clean off the oil with some acetone and touch it up.
    Works great on AR's and other black anodized parts.


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  11. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    That lug where it is rubbing on your frame can be fitted pretty easy with a flat file. You can see where it is rubbing now flat file that area to relieve it..

    Then it it will go boom boom boom!!
     
  12. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It's a .22 conversion, shouldn't that be "pew pew pew"? :p
     
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  13. cmica

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    yep get the kimber conversion, never had a problem with mine yet.
     
  14. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    The original! image.jpg
     
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