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GM4spd
03-14-2009, 6:24 PM
switch to 22LR,the floating chamber--one of another great ideas by Colt (after they paid Carbine
Williams for the patent rights), switch out your slide,barrel,recoil spring,
mag, slide stop to shoot 22LR,this kit is from the 60s the Colt frame
is a commercial one from 1941. The floating chamber made the recoil of the 22lr 4x it's normal self.In true Colt fashion the slide locks back after the last round is fired.You can see the split in the chamber in the pics,and that is today's history lesson boys and girls!!:D Pete

http://www.fototime.com/8E0DA25A734052E/standard.jpg
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Saigon1965
03-14-2009, 6:26 PM
Only it they aren't so damm expensive - Beautiful gun -

The SoCal Gunner
03-14-2009, 6:31 PM
Good looking kit. Those are made of steel too correct?

GM4spd
03-14-2009, 7:01 PM
Good looking kit. Those are made of steel too correct?

Yes, steel all the way, Pete

Digital_Hate
03-14-2009, 7:08 PM
i never get tired of shooting .45 i just cant afford it

gdr_11
03-14-2009, 7:51 PM
I would love to have a .22 conversion kit for my 1911s, but for the price I can buy another gun. Hard choice.....but if .45 keeps going up in price and hard to find, I may take the plunge.

I envy the setup shown

thejackamo
03-14-2009, 7:59 PM
very cool setup

Black Majik
03-14-2009, 8:02 PM
Very nice! Those .22 Colts sure are something.


I had the pleasure to shoot Glock30's Ace and it was surprisingly fun and reliable.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d194/RChang824/Angeles5-25-08062.jpg

12GAUGE
03-14-2009, 8:02 PM
I have that same Colt kit in my safe. Just waiting for the day to get a frame and build it to a dedicated pistol.

GM4spd
03-14-2009, 8:21 PM
I would love to have a .22 conversion kit for my 1911s, but for the price I can buy another gun. Hard choice.....but if .45 keeps going up in price and hard to find, I may take the plunge.

I envy the setup shown

I got this for $339 delivered/no FFL required---couldn't pass it up,would
like to have the complete ACE but finding one here in CA is hard enough
and then paying over $1500 really hurts. This one got no bids last week and is back at auction---you could have won it
for $470+ shipping and NO FFL required.(I have no connection to this--just posting for info sake), Pete

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=124949490

Turbinator
03-15-2009, 5:04 PM
So does the recoil come close to simulating .45ACP recoil?

Turby

leelaw
03-15-2009, 5:30 PM
Ironically, I just sold mine last month :p

2new
03-15-2009, 7:03 PM
Wow, that is awesome. Are all of the kits from Colt the same, any particular year to avoid? If I wanted something similar, what model(for the pistol), or year Colt would you recommend, what would be the best value. Not necessary the cheapest, but something with a decent buy in that would at least hold its value, and have plenty of Colt character. What is the preferred ammo for one, so I can start to stock up immediately! Thank you.

GM4spd
03-15-2009, 7:06 PM
So does the recoil come close to simulating .45ACP recoil?

Turby

Not really---it does give about 4x over regular 22LR but does NOT equal
a hardball 45 round. This was meant to be a trainer for guys using the
45 and it works well for that purpose,the ACE is not a target grade pistol
either and Colt never claimed it to be one. I find it gives you great
practice with your 45 because the feel,controls, weight, and trigger pull
are the same. All that aside the 22 looks really cool in 45 dress. Pete

MadMex
03-15-2009, 7:17 PM
When I got tired I moved to a G23 and havenít looked back.

GM4spd
03-15-2009, 7:19 PM
Wow, that is awesome. Are all of the kits from Colt the same, any particular year to avoid? If I wanted something similar, what model(for the pistol), or year Colt would you recommend, what would be the best value. Not necessary the cheapest, but something with a decent buy in that would at least hold its value, and have plenty of Colt character. What is the preferred ammo for one, so I can start to stock up immediately! Thank you.

All the NON 80 series Colt conversions are the same,they have been
produced since WW2,Colt stopped the Service Model ACE(complete pistol) after WW2 and reintroduced it in 1978 and stopped about 1986--these pistols were serial numbered SM14001---thru roughly SM43000,you will also find some Aces on
45 70 series frames that are correct ORIGINAL Aces, not really sure when Colt stopped making them.
Any one you can find(conversion unit) is good all the way,just be sure it is COMPLETE,
especially the SLIDE STOP,it should be stamped with a "2"--a slide stop
from a 45 will NOT work! I have used ANY type 22LR ammo with no problems and
some will give MUCH better accuracy then others. All the ones I have had
over the years LIKED the hyper velocity stuff real well(Stingers). Pete

2new
03-15-2009, 8:12 PM
All the NON 80 series Colt conversions are the same,they have been
produced since WW2,Colt stopped the Service Model ACE(complete pistol) after WW2 and reintroduced it in 1978 and stopped about 1986--these pistols were serial numbered SM14001---thru roughly SM43000,you will also find some Aces on
45 70 series frames that are correct ORIGINAL Aces, not really sure when Colt stopped making them.
Any one you can find(conversion unit) is good all the way,just be sure it is COMPLETE,
especially the SLIDE STOP,it should be stamped with a "2"--a slide stop
from a 45 will NOT work! I have used ANY type 22LR ammo with no problems and
some will give MUCH better accuracy then others. All the one I have had
over the years LIKED the hyper velocity stuff real well(Stingers). Pete

Thank you. I picked up my fist gun about one month ago. After shooting around 1000 rounds a week(9 MM), I quickly realized two things. One, I need to start reloading, and two, the beauty of 22LR. I can pick up my S&W 617 in three more days, but your Colt has more personality and history than anything new.

Kid Stanislaus
03-15-2009, 8:57 PM
i never get tired of shooting .45 i just cant afford it


One word, "reloading".

Kid Stanislaus
03-16-2009, 6:20 PM
i never get tired of shooting .45


Me neither, the statement sounds like a self-cancelling phrase!!

adamsreeftank
03-16-2009, 7:25 PM
Ironically, I just sold mine last month :p

Ironically, I just bought one last month! Lol.

One thing to keep in mind is that the older original kits will only work with a series 70 (or pre-80) pistol. There is no place for the Series 80 safety lever to go.

Turbinator
03-17-2009, 12:45 PM
One word, "reloading".

Yeah, but have you seen the going prices for .45 bullets lately??? OUCH!

Turby

One Shot, One Dropped
03-17-2009, 4:12 PM
Seeing this made me throw the Kimber .22 Conversion Kit on my Warrior today to shoot it some more, but I don't know how that compares (probably not as nice). Does anybody know whether is has a floating chamber as well? I do have to say that it is definitely louder/snappier than a .22 rifle (duh), and I had almost forgotten about that until I was shooting it on my deck (in a valley, under a wood awning and surrounded by enormous redwoods). It is awfully accurate for what it is. I just with the slide would lock open after the last shot...

Mac Attack
03-17-2009, 4:36 PM
I bought my Colt Ace conversion unit with floating chamber back in the late 80's and thought I paid too much at $150 with two original Colt mags. :)
When I first got mine it used to lock back the slide on the last round but over the years and thousands upon thousands of rounds through it the magazine lip which actives the slide lock broke and it no longer locks back.

I picked up a couple of new mags on CG's a few months back and they run just fine. I have tried several aftermarket mags and none work as well as the old mags which came with my unit.

One Shot, One Dropped
03-17-2009, 8:57 PM
I bought my Colt Ace conversion unit with floating chamber back in the late 80's and thought I paid too much at $150 with two original Colt mags. :)
When I first got mine it used to lock back the slide on the last round but over the years and thousands upon thousands of rounds through it the magazine lip which actives the slide lock broke and it no longer locks back.

I picked up a couple of new mags on CG's a few months back and they run just fine. I have tried several aftermarket mags and none work as well as the old mags which came with my unit.

That's still pretty nifty. The Kimber conversion is not even designed to lock open...

Gryff
03-17-2009, 11:00 PM
I've had a Colt Ace since I was 14 (thanks Dad!). LOVE that gun. Probably destroyed the value of the gun when we had some type of satin nickel finish put on it in the 80's, but it's a good-looking .22.

http://www.gryphonevents.com/images/ace.jpg

stormy_clothing
03-18-2009, 10:35 AM
bored with the 45 ? lol the 22 is the ultimate in anticlimatic

Gryff
03-18-2009, 12:48 PM
bored with the 45 ? lol the 22 is the ultimate in anticlimatic

Not when you are handing over the credit card to pay for the ammo. Besides, .22s will always be a riot for making aluminum cans dance around.

SnWnMe
03-18-2009, 1:16 PM
bored with the 45 ? lol the 22 is the ultimate in anticlimatic

22s are fun.

While we're talking 1911 22 kits, Marvel makes a very accurate conversion. it does cost as much as a 22 pistol though (but so does the Colt Ace)