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September 10, 2000, 10:28 AM
Want to buy a couple of match bushings for my colt delta.I have both a 10mm and a 40 colt govt 5" inch bbls.I've been told that the bushings for the delta 10mm are shorter than the ones in a 5" govt.I thought that they were the same length.Who is correct?Who puts out the best match bushing?


George Stringer
September 10, 2000, 09:46 PM
Harold, they are the same length. There are many good bushing makers. But if you just buy a drop-in your really cheating yourself. The tolerances allowed by a drop-in bushing defeat the purpose of it's being match grade. For ease of installation I like Briley and WCPI. Those are the ones I recommend when I'm building or rebuilding a 1911 for a customer. George

September 11, 2000, 07:58 AM
George & Harold, actually, the factory Delta 10mm bushings are shorter, commander length, for some reason as yet unexplained. Most folks I know have just replaced with a standard 1911 match bushing with no problems beyond the normal fitting routine. The factory recoil spring guides are pretty cheezy (plastic)on the 10mm also. A stock 1911 (45ACP) guide, with a shock buff if you wish, is far superior.

September 11, 2000, 10:50 AM
And I thought this was going to be some kind of humorus political post. :D

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George Stringer
September 13, 2000, 08:20 AM
BBBBill, I've never really noticed that. But then again I've only had 2 in the shop that I can remember. The replacement part # is the same as the Government model. George