View Full Version : Dealer warehouse,38 super top end kits??

May 24, 2004, 05:33 AM
I noticed these kits listed on thier website.Has anyone seen one of these?They don't have a picture of it on their site.Anyone know what brand the the slide and barrel are?Any info would be great thanks.

May 24, 2004, 04:34 PM
Them, being a distributor for RIA, I would say Armscor.

May 24, 2004, 09:32 PM
Don't think you'll be able to use a .45 frame to build your .38 S if that's what u had in mind.

May 25, 2004, 04:50 AM
As far as I know the frames are the same.The only difference being if its cut for a ramped barrel or not.I used to have one that had a 9mm top end and a 45 top end that I used on the same frame .The only thing I had to do was switch out the ejector when I changed it over.

May 25, 2004, 04:04 PM
Don't think you'll be able to use a .45 frame to build your .38 S if that's what u had in mind.

It can be done! My frame used to be for .45 ACP. Then I converted it to 9mm doing what RoyP said.

May 25, 2004, 05:22 PM
Frames are the same.

Ejectors, mounted on the frame, are different.
Super 38 and 9x19 are the same, 45 Awfulmatic is different, and fits into the slide differently.

[bitter rant]Can't buy a frame only in PDSR California. @#$%^& liberals![/bitter rant]

May 25, 2004, 05:38 PM
If I understood Archie correctly, he is making the point I tried to make earlier. Lots of knowledgeable 1911 people have told me over the years that the feed ramp on a .45 frame is different from that on a .38 S or 9mm- IOW not just the ejectors are different.

May 27, 2004, 04:08 PM
Getting a 9mm to work on a .45 frame and vice versa is really a matter of luck. The .45 frames have a deeper, longer feed ramp on the frame whereas the 9mm is shorter & shallower. The Colt Delta Elites also have a slightly different feed ramp. A 9mm feed ramp frame can be cut & shaped to match .45 dimensions but the opposite is generally not true wihtout welding.