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Match barrel kit for 1911. Standard 5" Browning/GI configured barrel, .45 caliber, fits all Colt Government models and clones. Machined from 416 stainless bar stock to an exceptional surface finish and precise dimensions for optimized fit. Heat treated and cryogenically stress relieved. Broach cut rifling in the original 6 groove 1:16 LH twist, just as in the original 1911 design. The match chamber is precut for correct headspace, and the lower lugs are cut for a .278" center (#3) link. Link and pin are included and installed. Stainless match bushing is matched to the barrel and outside diameter is oversized for fitting to slide. Requires gunsmith fitting for optimum function and performance.
**RETURNING FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! We are selling off unused stock from the shop, and once those are gone, there will be no more of these!
Posted by Chris A. on 13th Apr 2013
At the time of this writing, I have not utilized this barrel in a firing capacity so I cannot yet say much to its accuracy and long term performance. However, Out of the package, there are a few things to say. Firstly, it is a gorgeous barrel. The material, finish, rifling, crown, barrel/bushing fit, and craftsmanship are astounding. From my understanding, the link and lower lugs are squared away and the hood and radial lugs are used to fit the barrel. This can be a very accomplished method for achieving an optimum fit. The reason I have not yet installed this is simply the feat of fitting a barrel should not be done without 200% knowledgeability and as much as I support 10-8, I would rather not need to buy another one and trash a perfectly executed barrel...