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Colt 1917 barrel swap

yblockheadyblockhead Member Posts: 1,027
edited April 2015 in Ask the Experts
Ok I found a barrel finally. Is this something that I can swap out myself or leave it to the pro's? I understand that I would have to build a fixture to hold the frame to keep it from warping and would have to build a barrel wrench with bushings. I have the capabilities for doing this at home. It was brought up when I posted in the want ads looking for a barrel, that they were really tightly threaded. Would moderate heat on the frame and dry ice on the barrel help with installation?
BTW this is a 1917 Colt revolver .45 ACP.

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