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Old 08-20-2010, 10:56 AM
eMGunslinger eMGunslinger is offline
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Caspian 10mm Officer?!?!




So I have a few extra frames laying around being I'm looking for new and crazy things I'll go ahead and throw my idea around and see what everyone says.

Take one of my caspian frames and a 10mm barrel cut and crown it for an officers slide or ream a 40S&W bull barrel for 10mm (now is where the insanity comes into play) and make a 1911 10mm officers size....possibly get in touch with GansGuns and get a mini comp. Anyone got any views on this and possibly how unwieldy it could be. I'm one of those people that enjoys uncomfortable recoil
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:29 AM
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Go for it. I would like to see it and it shouldn't shoot any harder that a Glock 29.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:39 AM
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Go for it. I would like to see it and it shouldn't shoot any harder that a Glock 29.
I'll be sure to post pics on the build I'm currently elbows deep in a Caspian High Cap 38 Super Open class race build but I'll make a post with pics and keep my fellow 1911 enthusiasts up to speed
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:23 PM
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Go for it. I would like to see it and it shouldn't shoot any harder that a Glock 29.
Were it not for the slide/bbl combo likely weighing eight to nine ounces more on the Glock, I'd agree...

3.5" Officer's slides with the Ten's associated/proportional slide velocities....; not an engineering match made in heaven, IMO....

Even if made with flat fp stop, heavy mainspring, 28 lb recoil spring, it would be 'carry often/shoot little' sort of pistol I'd hope...
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:24 PM
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There have been a couple threads that have discussed this that I recall. A gunsmith, now deceased, named Brian Bilby built a CCO format 10mm that he called a Pocket Rocket.
The following thread posts the same question that you're asking:

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthre...+pocket+rocket

I've pasted the 12th entry in that thread below.

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A customer talked me into building one a couple of years ago. It functioned fine but the recoil was too much and he had me rebarrel it to .40 S&W.
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Mr. Santurri was referencing a true officers-length 10mm that he built. Perhaps you can reach out to him as you continue with your project. I know a CCO should be no big deal, it should run just like a Commander except for the possibillity that it might be more prone to malfunctions due to limp-wristing.
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:07 PM
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Correction, No longer going for 10mm. Plans changed to .400 CorBon
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:24 PM
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I just finished a 10mm officers, I used a caspian slide and frame, schueman ramped barrel, and a combination of Wilson, Colt and EGW internals. It shoots great, I have put over 300 rnds through it so far in a variety of loads, all have been full power loads. My next step is to polish and blue it, currently it is in the white.





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Old 09-15-2010, 06:33 PM
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Great looking gun, I am going to end up doing a 400 CorBon build for giggles. Problem is you cant get a bull barrel for 400 CB so only option is to buy a full length barrel cut and Re-Crown it and put an officers mini comp from GansGuns on it to serve as the bushing. Only way I can see to do it unless someone has a better suggestion? Possibly ream out a 40 bull barrel???
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:50 PM
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You can buy a schuemann bull barrel in .40 short chambered and then have it chambered. This way you won't need a bushing. That is what I did with mine, bought the barrel in .40 short then chambered it myself since they don't sell officer's barrels in 10mm.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:39 PM
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Ya thats a possibility. Are you hand loading anything crazy in your 10MM because im approaching the 1700 fps cusp on my 400corbon government...so the comp would have been nice so I don't have a front sight impression in the forehead

If nothing else Ill do the 10mm....I got a bad urge to make a CCW 1911 Hand Cannon as if my Survival 500 S n W Mag wasn't enough

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Old 09-28-2010, 05:22 AM
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Having owned a 10mm and also spent serious development time with that cartridge, and still owning a 400 CorBon barrel fitted to two 1911s, I'd suggest the 10mm.

Karl Sokol, Chestnut Mtn. Sports; he has experience with the Officers 10mm.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:19 AM
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Isn't the CorBon limited to 165 gr bullets or less?

1700 fps?

Assuming 135 gr bullets, using what loading data?
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:10 AM
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yes

I have never loaded anything heavier than 155g, with the vast majority 135--140g.

Velocity recordings were meaningless, as my chrono stops at "warp speed".

Data was my own; powders have varied from W231 and Universal up to WAP, 3N37, 2400, and N350.
Use published data, because it's safer.......
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