1911Forum
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise


Go Back   1911Forum > General > General Gun Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-03-2012, 05:38 PM
Al Bundy Al Bundy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 308
Getting a conversion upper to run on bulk 22




I have a conversion kit.It will run a few and jam,sometimes running a mag out but rarely.It runs 100% on CCI minimags but that ain't what I bought it for.Does anyone have any mods to get them running on bulk ammo better? FTF/ FTE both.Marvel kit.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-03-2012, 05:44 PM
skipsan skipsan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 5,488
My Marvel unit runs fine with Federal AutoMatch bulk pack and/or Federal
550 HV Copper Coated bulk pack, both from Walmart. I use the poly mags from AA. No mods to the upper ormthe magazines.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-04-2012, 12:43 AM
DPmax DPmax is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 930
Mine runs ok on 36gr Federal Champion
The key for me seems to be running the slide very wet, no grease, just lots of oil. And after about 200 rounds wipe down the slide rails to remove any gunk and oil it again!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick A
All my crayons start off as semiwadcutter,
but become round nose after I color with them.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-04-2012, 05:23 AM
ClarkEMyers ClarkEMyers is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,444
Clean wet with a miracle lube and well broken in. For modifications reduce power mainspring and just the opposite of a flat bottom firing pin stop - I have no idea about modifying the Marvel slide but in the Service Ace and such a very rounded firing pin stop and a hammer modified to give the slide a long running start and so reduce cocking effort has been effective.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-04-2012, 05:59 AM
Rustrtal Rustrtal is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Dansville, NY
Age: 37
Posts: 326
What kit do you have? The Advantage kit even works with Remington gold tip junk.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-04-2012, 01:05 PM
walterjn walterjn is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Peoples Republic of Communist California
Posts: 450
As long as I keep my conversion kit (ciener) wet with oil preferably a nice thin oil it wil run federal, and winchester bulk all day long. I am working on getting More Bi-Tron penetrating oil that works really well for my conversion kit.
__________________
Why does a dog wag it's tail? Because the dog is smarter. What would happen if the tail were smarter?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-04-2012, 02:41 PM
Al Bundy Al Bundy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 308
It's a Wilson (Marvel) on a Wilson Classic.I think I have the 18# stock.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-09-2012, 08:18 AM
aedavis aedavis is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 63
I can't speak to the Marvel unit, but to get my Kimber Rimfire Conversion to run cheap bulk ammo I had to change out the mainspring from the stock 23# spring to a 16# spring.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-09-2012, 09:50 AM
old cop old cop is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,181
I've got a couple of different conversions and the only bulk ammo that runs consistently is CCI Blazer
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-09-2012, 09:55 AM
rmdailey rmdailey is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kermit, Texas
Posts: 816
Try remington thunderbolt. It's cheaper than cci, and accurate in all my 22s. I have the kimber kit. Federal target bulk is good too. Use a light oil on the slide. I use remoil
__________________
the best thing about a browning citori is you can take a ragged old reload, hammer it into the barrel, call "pull," break the clay, pull out a piece of brass with a jagged edge of plastic, check the the barrel, and repeat.
http://daileywoodworks.com/ - Woodworking, Shooting, and Life in General.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-09-2012, 10:47 AM
dsk's Avatar
dsk dsk is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 44,126
My Advantage Arms unit runs just fine on the CCI Blazer I usually feed it. But then again even CCI's cheap Blazer line is better quality than many other brands of so-called premium .22 ammo.
__________________
Try not to fall into the common trap of wanting to replace everything on your new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out, and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot it for at least 500 rounds, then decide what you don't like and want improved. Vintage 1911's should NEVER be refinished or modified because it ruins any value they had as a collectible firearm.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-09-2012, 10:56 AM
Bill Mannatt Bill Mannatt is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oroville,Washington.
Posts: 1,271
Mine has to be very wet,but it will run most of the bulk junk when it is.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-09-2012, 11:07 AM
Brian R. Brian R. is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Rockville, MD
Posts: 844
My AA unit has run flawlessly for over 1000 rounds. I only use 40gr high velocity - many brands.
__________________
"What we got here is a failure to communicate."
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-09-2012, 11:17 AM
Comp42 Comp42 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Miamisburg, Ohio SW
Age: 72
Posts: 944
My Colt Ace conversion ran fine with the cheap stuff. I used CLP Breakfree and could usually get 800 to 1,000 rds before cleaning.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-09-2012, 11:31 AM
Broker50 Broker50 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 325
I have a Kimber conversion & had a Kimber 22 pistol. I didn't care for the dedicated pistol, too light, but both worked fine with pretty much anything I used in them. Some loads were dirtier than others, & the pistols get pretty dirty after a couple hundred rounds. Federal bulk packs work fine in both, though.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-09-2012, 12:43 PM
Vike Vike is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 170
I have a Kimber .22 conversion slide. Mine runs great on Blazer and of course the high priced CCI. I had swapped out the ILS in my Springer and replaced the Springfield's mainspring with a 19# unit and I think that helped it digest the less expensive stuff. The lighter the mainspring the less resistance to slide movement. I even ran some Remington Thunderbolt through it and no stoppages. The conversion is surprisingly accurate too. I have had not trouble with light primer strikes on .45 ammo either.

Vike
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-09-2012, 12:52 PM
Vern Humphrey Vern Humphrey is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Arkansas, deep in the Ozarks
Posts: 2,436
My Colt Service Ace Conversion kit runs on any bulk ammo I feed it -- except Remington, which seems to be made on the theory that priming isn't needed.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-09-2012, 12:52 PM
Jim Watson Jim Watson is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Florence, Alabama, USA
Posts: 13,541
My Colt Ace (gun, not conversion) does well enough on bulk pack Federal plated hollowpoint.

Remington Thunderbolt was the worst I ever dealt with, uneven operation and a leaded bore.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:40 AM.


NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2011 1911Forum.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved