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Old 06-07-2020, 10:35 PM
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Series 80 slide in a 80% 1911 build?

Hello,

I've been slowly accumulating the parts and tooling for an eventual 1911 .45 acp build. When doing an inventory of the parts I have so far to determine what I need to order, I noticed that I had gotten a series 80 slide. Is it possible to use a series 80 slide in an 80% 1911 build, or should I get a series 70 slide? I have a Tactical Machining 80% government frame if that makes any difference.

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Old 06-25-2020, 10:50 PM
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If you leave out the vertical lock out for the firing pin it should work. How’s the slide fit the frame?

I want to do a build too I have a complete slide with parts and all the frame inners. I’m having a hard time finding a dealer to get me a new 1911/45acp frame. I purchased all the tooling from brownells for my norinco build already.
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Old 06-26-2020, 12:11 PM
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Yeah, just ignore that it's Series 80.
If you use a non-S80 extractor, the hole for the safety plunger is mostly filled.
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Old 06-26-2020, 08:54 PM
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Just ignore the hole. Tens of thousands of Colt M1911A1s with removed Swartz safety parts were issued during World War Two, yet we still managed to win the war anyway.
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