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Old 01-19-2020, 04:10 PM
K0025xx K0025xx is offline
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Bushing replacement

I have a Colt XSE that someone installed a bushing comp on and I'd like to replace it with a standard type bushing. What's the procedure on this? I know there is some fitting involved. Is there one bushing better than another?
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:47 PM
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Call EGW ( evolution gun works ). They’ll explain to you how to take your measurements, but most colts will take a .799 outside bushing. Get an angle bore bushing, standard or thick flange. You’ll be very happy.
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Old 01-19-2020, 05:44 PM
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That number doesn’t look right to me Snakebill.
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:01 PM
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That number doesn’t look right to me Snakebill.
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He meant .699...
I jut spent the last two hoours watching barrel and bushing fitting vids on youtube. I now are uh expurt.
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:26 PM
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Egw ....

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He meant .699...
I jut spent the last two hoours watching barrel and bushing fitting vids on youtube. I now are uh expurt.
EGW certainly has made the whole bushing fitting exercise a whole lot easier!

The slide gauge for inside measurement also makes measurement so much more precise!

My original caliper from years ago just wasn't precise enough and proved inadequate for a tight bushing.

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Old 01-19-2020, 08:33 PM
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He meant .699...
I jut spent the last two hoours watching barrel and bushing fitting vids on youtube. I now are uh expurt.
Lol, thank you. That is what I meant.
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:07 PM
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Well there's fitting to the slide and there's fitting to the barrel, I've done a couple dozen barrel/bushing fittings and never had to fit except to fix springing. Maybe I'm an exception but to be truthful I've never seen a difference, meaning I can replace the fitted bushing with the stock one and not see a difference in my ransom rest. Or maybe I've just not run across a really sloppy bushing...
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Old 01-20-2020, 09:35 AM
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Go with EGW. If you measure carefully they will supply a bushing that shouldn't need any more fitting unless the barrel is springing when it tilts.
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:26 AM
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Well there's fitting to the slide and there's fitting to the barrel, I've done a couple dozen barrel/bushing fittings and never had to fit except to fix springing. Maybe I'm an exception but to be truthful I've never seen a difference, meaning I can replace the fitted bushing with the stock one and not see a difference in my ransom rest. Or maybe I've just not run across a really sloppy bushing...
I sure have!

Both of my Dan Wesson had loose bushings that showed improvement on paper targets.

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