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richie3888
09-22-2011, 4:43 PM
So I'm starting a project on my 1911 9mm. This is my first time ever doing anything on a 1911 so a lot of information would help.

Parts list:
Wilson combat hammer
Wilson combat beavertail
New sights
Nighthawk Custom Match Trigger
Slide lettering removal
Paint
And new internals.

Questions:
Can government 1911 45acp parts fit in government 1911 9mm?

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richie3888
09-22-2011, 4:44 PM
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Matt P
09-22-2011, 6:35 PM
For the parts you want to exchange the short answer is yes.
This is not to suggest that they will just drop in.

PRCABR4Christ
09-22-2011, 10:11 PM
yes, they will fit, no part will likely be a drop in though...I would suggest buying a mated sear/hammer/disco set from one of the great parts producers out there such as EGW, I think Wilson will mate a hammer/sear/disco as well. Don't overlook Fusion as well, I've had some quality parts come from them. Good luck, keep us updated on your project. Should you have any questions feel free to ask.

Colt-45
09-22-2011, 10:14 PM
Congratulations. I too am starting my first 1911 project. Not as extreme as yours but it should keep me busy for a few weeks.

PRCABR4Christ
09-22-2011, 10:16 PM
Paint? I'm confused now...you're going to put quality parts in a gun and then paint it? :facepalm:

InGrAM
09-22-2011, 11:27 PM
Wow, is it me? or is it modify your 1911 month? lol I am doing something similar with my Commander and RIA 1911. Pretty cool. Good luck with your project and SHOW PICS when you are done!!!!!

And Yes, those .45 parts will work with a 9mm 1911.

Colt-45
09-22-2011, 11:43 PM
Ar15 was last month. :D

psango
09-22-2011, 11:51 PM
Paint? I'm confused now...you're going to put quality parts in a gun and then paint it? :facepalm:

Send it to CCR and have them do it in what ever colors you want. I'd suggest Cera Plate 2 with black controls. Novak or Heinie sights.

Most 45 parts fit except, extractor, ejector, firing pin, and sometimes slide stop, Wilson makes a .9mm specific slide stop.

Why remove the lettering Auto Ordnance..... oh well looks like it already done. That's a great platform for a custom build you will have a nice gun!!!!

Please post more pictures as you proceed and when it's done.

himurax13
09-23-2011, 9:10 AM
If I can offer a suggestion. Instead of getting the Wilson Combat hammer, I suggest getting one of the kits from Cylinder and Slide (Hammer, Sear Spring, Hammer Spring, Sear, and Disconnector). They were already machined to work together and will yield you a fantastic trigger pull.

walmart_ar15
09-23-2011, 7:50 PM
You'll need to cut your frame for the beavertail safety. Fairly easy task just make sure you use the Wilson Jig.

Since you have a mil spec sights, depending on what type of sights you buy, you may also need the slide machined. With no machining route, LPA sells sights that will fit the GI dove tails, but you will still need to stake the front sight. You can buy the staking tool from Brownells.

Kodachrome
09-23-2011, 8:05 PM
Changing from one caliber to another you usually will have to repalce the ejector and the firing pin stop, some times the slide because of firing pin size.
I want to go the other way and make my 38 super also fire 9mm.
Good Luck

psango
09-23-2011, 8:14 PM
If I can offer a suggestion. Instead of getting the Wilson Combat hammer, I suggest getting one of the kits from Cylinder and Slide (Hammer, Sear Spring, Hammer Spring, Sear, and Disconnector). They were already machined to work together and will yield you a fantastic trigger pull.

I installed one of those in my Springfield 1911, it was a 4.lb kit. I also ordered one of their hammer struts and pin, and a their match trigger. The steel parts blued up very nice with cold blue, and dropped straight in. I had a new Kimber thumb safety that required only minor fitting to the sear. Add a small tweak to the sear spring and it gave me a nice 3 and 3/4 lb. trigger pull.