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I have a Colt Ace made in 1980. This is the only 1911 style pistol I own. However, I would like to buy a mil-spec .45. Since there are none that are currently manufactured that are "Massachusetts compliant", prices on used guns are very high. Does anyone know if it is possible to put a .45 slide on the frame of my Ace? It is my understanding that the frames are the same but I am unsure. Any help is appreciated.
 

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Colt used to sell a conversion kit for the ACE. The4y are very rare,but they did convert the .22 to a .45. I don't think they ever made them in the 80 series. Unlikely you would beat the frame up providing it set up correctly.
 

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Probably a SM in your ser #

service modle ace 78-82
the one I had the frame was cut for a 45
feed ramp. You should be fine with a 45 slide and barrel, extractor and fp fp stop
I think ?? the ejector is 45.

the gun is on par with a ser 70 in value.
if you do a search there was a post about finding colt slides, I think cdnn had them
would be nice to keep it in the family


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