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    hey i got my hands on a old WW2 Remington rand slide.

    it has seen some hard use over the last 60+ years but is mostly useable condition.


    it does have some areas that will have to be fixed.

    the biggest problem it has is that it is either worn or milled in the barrel bushing area near the muzzle end of the slide.

    my digital stuff says it is about .0300 oversize. sort of loose--LOL

    i would like to build it back to USGI condition cause it is a WW2 relic.

    if the front can't be repaired i'll make a long-slide out of it.

    anybody know any tricks for restoring something like this ancient slide?
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    The hole in the end for the bushing is oversize? Use an oversize bushing to correct the fit. .705" OD. WWII era bushings should be a bit loose for easy removal in the field, but not sloppy. You could also go to the cone system if it's not salvageable. As a last resort, you could also build up the OD of the bushing with weld and turn it down to fit.

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    kernel beat me to it,oversized bbl bushing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kernelkrink View Post
    The hole in the end for the bushing is oversize? Use an oversize bushing to correct the fit. .705" OD. WWII era bushings should be a bit loose for easy removal in the field, but not sloppy. You could also go to the cone system if it's not salvageable. As a last resort, you could also build up the OD of the bushing with weld and turn it down to fit.

    OVERSIZED 1911 BARREL BUSHINGS - Brownells


    good idea krink!

    i was thinking along the lines on weld up or a long slide conversion --but that oversize bushing is very close to what this one is measuring out out at---

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    measuring the slides ID it measures from .730 to .705--

    i thought i would pull the barrel from my ed-brown barreled 1911a1

    the barrel won't even go into the slide as it is oversize and the stainless bushing starts but won't go all the way in the old ww2 slide.

    it is looking like i got plenty of meat to work with on the old slide.

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    well i got a bag of parts from midway USA today. got a nice little over-sized barrel bushing for $12 in dull stainless.

    about 15 minutes work with a dremmel and a fine sandpaper roll and she fits the old slide like a glove. i think it took longer to find my dremmel shit than it did to fit the maryland gun works bushing to the old slide.

    when one of my barrels i ordered comes in i'll quickly be able to try the old ww2 slide out--LOL

    good advice on the oversize bushing--and it costs only a little more than a replacement part!

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