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Old December 20, 1999, 02:36 PM   #1
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On another section of the forum, I asked about the durability of the finger type bushing on the Series 70 1911. Apparently my concern is valid as most replies were to change to the solid bushing.
I have a catalog coming from Brownell's who state that they stock both the "drop in" as well as the "needs fitting" bushing.
One member I e-mailed suggested using the drop-in as it will still shoot better than one can hold.
This gun is a Gold Cup that shoots one hole 10 shot groups at 21 feet.
Do the rest of you also suggest the drop-in?
And.....what type of fitting is needed on the fitted type? I am handy with fixing guns and have done stuff like fit SAA triggers to hammers and minor stuff like that. Would it be foolish to attempt to fit a barrel bushing?
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Old December 20, 1999, 05:26 PM   #2
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If you are not familiar with fitting a bushing and you want to do it yourself, I would suggest taking carefull measurments and ordering a Biley from Brownells.

#4 at this site shows much of what is involved with fitting a solid bushing:

Good Luck...


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Old December 20, 1999, 11:57 PM   #3
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Lavan, I agree with Joe if this is going to be a one time job for you. If you plan on doing your own work when you can however you might look at getting an adjustable reamer and using the WCPI gunsmith fit bushings. George
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