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February 18, 2002, 08:06 PM
how hard is it to make a 1911 in .357 sig.is it as simple as getting a 1911 in a .40 then just dropping in a .357 sig barrel.i see where bar-sto sells a .357 sig barrel for the colt 1911.but looks like it would only work with a 40 and not the 45 different head size.am i right or wrong about this thanks,keith

Art Eatman
February 18, 2002, 09:42 PM
I'm gonna guess out loud, just for the fun of it.

If the .357 Sig and the .40 have the same case head, the ejector won't be a problem. Or the extractor.

If the Sig is a hotter cartridge than the .40, the recoil spring oughta be appropriately stiffer.

I guess the last item of concern would be the fit of the barrel and the bushing.

And now I can sit back and wait.

:D, Art

February 19, 2002, 06:49 AM
You need either a .40 or 10mm slide and magazines, .357 Sig barrel and stronger recoil springs.

February 23, 2002, 10:43 AM
What's the OAL of a 357SIG?

February 24, 2002, 03:07 AM