This is the second 7.62x25mm 1911 conversion I have personally done. Many have seen various pictures of this pistol in process. And now it is finished.
This started as a complete fullsize Rock Island Armory 1911 chambered in .38 Super.
This started as their basic model. The slide has been extensively lightened, in addition to the other custom work; Dawson sights, EGW fire controll, Ed Brown MaxiWell and grip safety, and of course, the J&G Sales 7.62x25mm 1911 barrel kit.
Slide lightening is not necessary for the Tokarev cartridge conversion. However, the lightened slide combines very well with the 7.62x25mm cartridge in the 1911 platform.
The low projectile mass of the .30 Tokarev, combined with reduced mass of a lightened slide, makes for a pistol with very low felt recoil and muzzle flip.
These are Wilson 47SX magazines. Here you can see they will accept six cartridges of factory length 7.62x25mm ammunition. In this case Wolf Gold jacket hollow point.
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