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Thread: RIA 1911A1-FS chambered in 7.62x25 (Tokarev)

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    Lightbulb RIA 1911A1-FS chambered in 7.62x25 (Tokarev)

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    What can I say? It works exceptionally well. 430 rounds through it. Not a single hiccup. Using 26lbs on the mainspring and 12lbs on the recoil spring.

    Chrony measures 1790fps. (5.13" barrel)
    Using S&B (Czech) FMJ 86gr.

    I changed out the grip safety for a beaver tail one. I have a large web of hand. With hammer-fired guns that I shoot, the problem is not the slide bite (I don't know what that is). The problem is hammer bite. So hence the swap. Along with that was the hammer swap (required for beaver tail grip safety).
    Contrary to popular opinion, it is very reliable. I get 8+1.

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    Re: RIA 1911A1-FS chambered in 7.62x25 (Tokarev)


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    Re: RIA 1911A1-FS chambered in 7.62x25 (Tokarev)

    I added more pics of the gun in another post, but waiting for mod approval.

    ADMIN> approved ready to view.

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    Nice looking pistol - good luck with it.


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    Re: RIA 1911A1-FS chambered in 7.62x25 (Tokarev)

    What you going to do when all the surplus ammo dries up . Are you going to reload ? Wolf and S&B cases are reloadable . Don't know about bullets . That a very old round and sooner or later cheap ammo going to get scarce. I would lay in some reloading supplies just in case.
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    Re: RIA 1911A1-FS chambered in 7.62x25 (Tokarev)

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael T View Post
    What you going to do when all the surplus ammo dries up . Are you going to reload ? Wolf and S&B cases are reloadable . Don't know about bullets . That a very old round and sooner or later cheap ammo going to get scarce. I would lay in some reloading supplies just in case.

    Quite right. I do have reloading dies and a trimmer.
    I found out that you can reload this round from .223/5.56 casings.
    So it will be inexpensive in that sense.

    And right, currently I am using S&B 86gr. Chrony tested and it shoots @ 1790 fps.

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    5.5 g (85 gr) FMJ 525 m/s (1,720 ft/s) 760 J (560 ft·lbf)


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    If you make brass from .223 reduce the load substantially the brass is much thicker than the pistol brass. This will reduce the smaller internal volume increase pressures.

    Fire form with a ultra light load it doesn't cycle the action.

    Recommend 9x23 brass. Or 9mm win mag. for converting.


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    Re: RIA 1911A1-FS chambered in 7.62x25 (Tokarev)

    Quote Originally Posted by R.C. View Post
    If you make brass from .223 reduce the load substantially the brass is much thicker than the pistol brass. This will reduce the smaller internal volume increase pressures.

    Fire form with a ultra light load it doesn't cycle the action.

    Recommend 9x23 brass. Or 9mm win mag. for converting.


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    Re: RIA 1911A1-FS chambered in 7.62x25 (Tokarev)

    Also .32 cal 70 grain bullets gives you some local bullet options.

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    Re: RIA 1911A1-FS chambered in 7.62x25 (Tokarev)

    Quote Originally Posted by R.C. View Post
    Also .32 cal 70 grain bullets gives you some local bullet options.
    Thank you. I know Midway also carries the .30 Mauser bullets in regular stock.
    Last edited by Gottmituns; November 29th, 2013 at 10:12 PM.

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    Re: RIA 1911A1-FS chambered in 7.62x25 (Tokarev)

    I just changed the thumb safety (filed, polished & fitted) for a tactical safety. I get a better purchase with my thumb and it is way easier to activate/deactivate.



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    Re: RIA 1911A1-FS chambered in 7.62x25 (Tokarev)

    I just found this thread and registered just to ask this question, but where did you get the conversion kit and how much?
    And will this work reliably in a double stack version of the rock island 1911? I thin it's the 52009 model.

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    Re: RIA 1911A1-FS chambered in 7.62x25 (Tokarev)

    Welcome to the forum generalbarca. It's been awhile since he's been here & may not see your post. He is also a member of Bersa Chat & frequents it more often. You are welcome to join us there & contact him.


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