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Springfield GI Champion??

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by up1911fan, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. up1911fan

    up1911fan

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    Is the slide on the Champion cut for a bushing? Wondering if the bull barrel could be replaced with a true commander barrel/bushing set up?
     
  2. Quack

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    IIRC it was cut for a bushing, at least mine was.

    you can't swap it for a commander (4.25") barrel/bushing.
     


  3. up1911fan

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    So it's cut for a bushing, but a commander barrel bushing wouldn't work...?
     
  4. Quack

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    nope. a Commander is 0.25" longer than the Champion 4" barrel, so if you did that, the 4.25" barrel/bushing won't be locked up properly.

    do you have a ramped or non-ramped barrel. if you have a non-ramped barrel, Wilson has a replacement barrel on clearance for $99.
     
  5. up1911fan

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    I don't have the gun, know where I can get a good deal and thinking about getting it as a base gun, but i would prefer a bushing set up.
     
  6. just saw on TOS, where some guy just picked up a SA Champion that has a bushing barrel.
     
  7. up1911fan

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    Yeah i know some of the older one's had bushing's, just not lately. The Wilson barrel looks like a good option though.
     
  8. Quack

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    yep, but that was an older one. older (pre-2000) Champion. My TRP Champion was pre-2000 and has a bull barrel.
     
  9. Quack

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    newer Champions have ramped barrels.
     
  10. up1911fan

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    I didn't think the GI's had a ramped barrel?
     
  11. Quack

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    the 5" GI's don't, but AFAIK, all of the Springfield Champions use a ramped bull barrel.
     
  12. up1911fan

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    That first one sure qualifies as a "base gun", the second one is way over priced. I appreciate you looking them up though. I may get this one anyway and live with the ramped bull barrel. Do you know if these are one or two piece barrels?
     
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  14. maslin

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    I would assume it is the same barrel that my 2002 Compact has, it is 1 piece.

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