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1/16/2020 9:48:49 PM
Posted: 9/19/2009 11:27:13 PM EST
I saw a complete Argentinian 1911 slide/barrel at a gun show today for $150. The slide was chromed and someone had monkied with the barrel. The locking lugs appeared to have been filed so the tops were rounded or beveled looking. I passed on buying it because I wasn't sure if the thing was safe like that. What do you think? What was the guy trying to do with it and is that safe?
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 11:41:05 PM EST
Who knows. That fact that you looked at it with such detail is a good thing. Let's say it was unsafe, would it be worth it after getting a barrel stripping the chrome and probably finding other hidden problems? You did good and walked away.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 9:47:50 AM EST
It sounds like a bubba barrel job. Probably best that you didn't buy it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:38:20 PM EST
If one has the tools/skills, welding up and re-cutting lugs isn't really a big deal.

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 3:05:45 PM EST
A SLIGHT bevel isn't a big deal, it's been done for a long time. How tight was the barrel in the slide notches?
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