Gun Report

Marvel Practical Conversion .22 LR

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Looking even better than the Ciener unit, Marvel's Practical conversion dressed up the Fisher/Norinco frame. It shot quite well, too. This unit required a small wrench (provided) to install, and to our joy it fit every 1911 frame on hand. We liked that versatility and chose this conversion over the Ciener. It may makemore sense, and would be cheaper, to convert your 1911 rather than buying a dedicated 1911 like the Kimber.

Marvel Practical Conversion .22 LR

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The Marvel Practical conversion kit contained a single magazine and a wrench. The magazine was hard to load, we thought, and the slide worked on every gun we tested. The Bo-Mar-type sight, right, worked well with the clever and attractively matted rib of the Marvel conversion. The great utility and comfort of the 1911 is well utilized by these .22 conversions. This is the Marvel on the Fisher/Norinco frame.

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