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Posted: 5/22/2005 6:14:55 PM EDT
can somebody explain the pro's and con's of this?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 6:53:32 PM EDT
For a 1911 .45 right?

Linked.
Con - another part to break
Pro - able to tighten the lockup of the barrel to improve accuracy


Linkless.
Con - cannot change lockup as wear happens or when you want to change barrel
Pro - one less part to break
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:02:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 7:02:57 PM EDT by twonami]
next question, how does one tighten the lockup of a linked barrel and how common is breakage?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:25:07 PM EDT
To tighten a linked bbl, you can buy longer links. I believe you can get them in .001" increments and switch them until you get the one that works best for you.

How often do they break? Not very often al all! If one does break, they are cheap. $10 or so if that.


Balming
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:31:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
next question, how does one tighten the lockup of a linked barrel and how common is breakage?



Rarely never. In fact I have never had to replace a broken one in the last 14 years of smithing. New ones to tighten but not broken ones. One nice thing about link less is that they are normally fully ramped barrels! Un-like linked where there either or.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 7:34:41 PM EDT
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