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Post Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:45 pm 
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Is this possible? Was interested in a potential ramped frame build that can switch between 38super and 45acp with a slide/barrel swap. I have read about "switch top guns". I think it would involve clearancing the 45acp slide to accept the slightly taller ejector block. Will there be any issues, outside of lowering the ejection port?

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:26 pm 
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Colt's Government Model in .45 is the only one with a unique ejector profile and slide cut. Factory Colt Commanders, OACP, and Defenders in .45 all use the same ejector profile and slide cut as Colt's smaller caliber centerfires from the Govt. Model to the Defender. The tip of the smaller caliber ejector is biased more to the centerline of the slide than the .45 Govt. Model's ejector.

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:53 pm 
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So, to clarify.. the difference is not the "height" of said ejector, simply the point of relation versus the bore centerline. The 45acp and 9mm ejector are the same vertical height, the 9mm sits closer to the firing pin. That is all?

Good to know.

Who makes high quality, heavy duty oversized ejectors?

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:41 pm 
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Height varies within tolerance limits. It is a 1911 so always expect the unexpected. Some fitting required, etc. EGW is my go to for most parts including ejectors.

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