View Full Version : 1911 - 38 super to 9mm
October 13, 2006, 02:39 PM
Wise folks of TFL:
What parts do I need to change out in a 1911 - Para 38 super to convert it to 9mm - ??
Barrel? Recoil rod and spring? firing pin? Extractor?
Is this difficult?
Also can I use the same magazines or no? :rolleyes:
October 13, 2006, 03:59 PM
.38 recoil spring is probably ok, Colt uses 14 lb for both.
.38 extractor might work on 9mm, might require adjustment or replacement. I have had one each way.
.38 magazine might work on 9mm, the right ones do in my guns but if your PO is double stack I couldn't say.
October 13, 2006, 04:20 PM
October 13, 2006, 08:34 PM
I have three custom 9mm guns built using Para's as the base gun and feed these guns using the Para double stack 38 super mags.
As Jim stated you will need a 9mm barrel. You can tune a 38 super extractor to feed and extract 38 super, 9mm and 9x23.
October 13, 2006, 08:42 PM
Here's two of my 9mm's. Now that I no longer shoot competition I'm thinking of pulling the barrel on the long slide gun and chambering it to 9x23. I believe it would make one heck of a nice gun and round to hunt with.
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