A 1911 question for all the purists...

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I may become the owner of a Kimber Custom 2 two-tone. The owner and I are still working on a trade. But I have a question...

I do not like full length guide rods. That being said, this Kimber, like every other Kimber has one, with the traditional barrel bushing lockup instead of the bull barrel. My question is...can I simply remove the FLGR and replace it with a GI guide rod and regular plug and use the stock spring? Or does the spring probably need replaced as well?

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Yes you can replace with GI guide rod and spring plug and use the same recoil spring. I've done that on mine also.
 

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I thought so. Just needed confirmation. Thanks buddy.

Oh...by the way...

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Buddy got a Kimber Custom 2 tone 45ACP and I had issues making ammo run through it reliably.
I then took the gun apart and colored a brass case all over with a sharpie.
I found the area in the chamber where 45 ACP was stamped was causing all the issues.
The chamber stamp is done with too much force and dents the chamber down inside.
After I found the issue I fixed it and it will eat anything now with 100% reliability.

Read here for more and a picture.
https://www.kimbertalk.com/threads/failure-to-feed-issues.5496/page-2


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