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up1911fan
03-07-2011, 20:33
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?

Quack
03-07-2011, 20:36
IIRC it was cut for a bushing, at least mine was.

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

up1911fan
03-07-2011, 20:39
So it's cut for a bushing, but a commander barrel bushing wouldn't work...?

Quack
03-07-2011, 20:40
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.

up1911fan
03-07-2011, 20:42
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.

knedrgr
03-07-2011, 20:43
just saw on TOS, where some guy just picked up a SA Champion that has a bushing barrel.

knedrgr
03-07-2011, 20:44
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc178/1fstws6/000_1380.jpg

up1911fan
03-07-2011, 20:45
Yeah i know some of the older one's had bushing's, just not lately. The Wilson barrel looks like a good option though.

Quack
03-07-2011, 20:46
yep, but that was an older one. older (pre-2000) Champion. My TRP Champion was pre-2000 and has a bull barrel.

Quack
03-07-2011, 20:47
Yeah i know some of the older one's had bushing's, just not lately. The Wilson barrel looks like a good option though.

newer Champions have ramped barrels.

up1911fan
03-07-2011, 20:53
I didn't think the GI's had a ramped barrel?

Quack
03-07-2011, 20:55
I didn't think the GI's had a ramped barrel?

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

Quack
03-07-2011, 20:57
Fully Supported Ramped, Bull

http://www.springfield-armory.com/assets/pdf/1SPRINGFIELD_Book_armory_PW9142LP.pdf

up1911fan
03-07-2011, 21:01
Thanks Quack, memory was failing me.

Quack
03-07-2011, 21:03
here you go...should fit your needs.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=218386887

Quack
03-07-2011, 21:04
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=218412313

up1911fan
03-07-2011, 21:10
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?

thecableguy
03-07-2011, 21:11
here you go...should fit your needs.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=218386887

:ack: that rear sight looks awful on there.

maslin
03-08-2011, 01:35
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?

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

http://inlinethumb51.webshots.com/40242/2088808640065785754S600x600Q85.jpg

up1911fan
03-08-2011, 09:56
Thanks.

Hokie1911
03-08-2011, 10:30
:ack: that rear sight looks awful on there.

That's an easy fix. :thumbsup: