Model: .45 ACP to .22 L.R. Conversion Unit
Serial Number: None
Year of Manufacture: 1953-1984 (This pistol has the ACCRO rear sight which is pinned to the slide and adjustable for windage and elevation. The ACCRO sight and slanted slide serrations were cut-into production in 1953.
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: This slide and barrel is for a single action semi-auto pistol with removable magazine.
Markings: The right side of the slide is marked “COLT PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.”. The left side of the slide is marked “CONVERSION / UNIT”, “COLT”, AUTOMATIC / CAL. 22 L.R.”, and with the “Rampant Colt” logo. The barrel is marked “COLT / CAL. .22 L.R.”. The magazine that came with the kit is marked “COLT .22 L.R.” on its floorplate.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge style blade that is fixed to the slide. The rear sight is a square notch adjustable for windage and elevation that is pinned into a slot in the top rear of the slide. This is an ACCRO sight. There is a thin flat rib running the full length of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: N/A
Type of Finish: The slide is blued with a polished sides and a matte finish on the upper surfaces of the slide and its rib and on the underside of the slide. The magazines are blued.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This conversion kit consists of a slide, barrel, barrel bushing, ejector and 3 blued magazines for converting a .45 ACP or .38 Super Government Model to .22 Long Rifle. It DOES NOT include the recoil spring, recoil spring guide, recoil spring plug or the slide latch. The slide retains about 99% of its metal finish. It shows a few light handling marks on its top and sides, with a spot of pinprick surface erosion on its top left shoulder about 1 ½” from the muzzle. The slide serrations are sharp, as are the rear sight adjustment screws. The markings are clear. The magazines show minimal wear. Overall, this conversion kit rates in about Fine condition.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This conversion unit is in Fine condition with about 99% of the finish remaining on the slide. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. This kit offers the Colt 1911/1911A1 owner an inexpensive way of practicing with their pistol utilizing the same grip and trigger as they would use with their .45ACP or .38 Super ammo. The barrel has even been designed with a floating chamber that provides 4X more recoil than other .22 L.R. automatics, making it even more similar to your normal loads. If you shoot your 1911 a lot, one of these kits is almost a necessity, and it should quickly pay for itself. However, these kits are considered collectors’ items, and the collectors are going to price this one well out of the range of most shooters.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This Conversion Unit can be sold in California.
LSB#: 170119JC05 Make: Colt Model: .45 ACP to .22 L.R. Conversion Unit Serial Number: None Year of Manufacture: 1953-1984 (This pistol has the ACCRO rear sig
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