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Conversion fm 38 Super to 40

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by asian_glockster, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. asian_glockster

    asian_glockster Hook Up!!!!!!!!

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    Fellow BOG's, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

    My uncle is considering buying a TRI Pistol 38 super in a price that he can't refuse.. He intends to convert it to a .40. Does a barrel change and magazine the only modifications needed?

    Any info regarding my query will be highly appreciated. Thanks!!!!!!
     
  2. Eye Cutter

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    yes, a change in barrel and mags are needed, plus you need to have the breechface of the .38 super opened up to accept .40 cal brass.

    mtho is using a caspian .40 slide for his .38 super open pistol without problems.

    btw, what is a TRI pistol? hi-cap or single stack ba ito?
     

  3. asian_glockster

    asian_glockster Hook Up!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks for the info Doc E_C sir. Tripp Research Institute (TRI), is the look-alike of STI..
    High Capacity. I think it is the predecessor of STI pistols.
     
  4. revo

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    Unless it's a SVI, you need a new slide assembly.
     
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    happy new year!!!!!i thing you need to cut the breech face and put the what they called ''sapatos",if you do this all you need is to change that thing to make it use to different caliber,i saw that on some guns made by boy tan.i think its reliable naman coz the one that i saw with that stuff before the screw of the sapatos went off maybe around 6,000 rounds of cal.45 major load.hope this help,
     
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    Thanks Revo, Productionguy
     
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    newbie po,
    mga sirs, maitanaong lang. pwede ba din i change pati yung caliber sa lisensya ng baril. ble parehas ng uncle ni asian_glockster, bibilhin nya is 38 super, so nasa lisensya nun 38 super, pag convert to .40 possible ba na ma papalitan din ung nasa lic.? paano ung paraan? thanks and happy new year.

    flash
     
  8. Eye Cutter

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    kukuha ka ng gunsmith certificate attesting the caliber change then papapalitan mo yung license card to the new caliber.
     
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    thanks sir eye cutter, tagal ko hinintay ang sagot nito sa kabilang forum. sa wakas solve na problem ko.
    salamat and happy new year.
     
  10. mtho

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    sayang naman yan rare na yan. TRI was the predecessor of STI,nung magkasama pa si Virgil Tripp, Sandy Strayer,Chip Mccormick and Steve Nashtoff
     
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    With the slide dismantled, slide a 40cal bullet in the breech face and see if it fits. If it does, barrel swap lang kelangan mo and fitting. Try to use the super mags na rin for the 40.
     
  12. asian_glockster

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    Sir mtho, will tell my uncle. if ever, I'll suggest that if he decides to buy it, that he buys an upper assembly (slide and barrel) if he converts it to 40.

    Sir Mc_O, just told my uncle to try what you posted.

    Thanks for the info sirs....
     
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    im no expert ,but i agree with mtho..
    collectible na yang TRI , ipa museum mo na lang yan then bile na lang ang uncle mo ng 40..Maraming collectors pwede pa nya ibenta with a much higher price.