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brand new barrel, NOS barrel extension problem

Postby blackreichswehr » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:19 am

new barrel, NOS barrel extension-- can't get the barrel collar to match face with the extension, I have 0.10 inch gap between them. tried 4 times screwing and unscrewing the barrel, using antiseize on threads and a chain strap type vise grip tool on the barrel with thin piece off rubber over the barrel-- ever time, this is as deep I goes. never had reason to separate a barrel from extension, so I don't know what the threads are supposed to look like, meaning this new barrel is threaded shallow. the new barrel came with a kit I bought 5 years back, never planned on using it. off my topic here-- who makes theses new barrels and are they button pulled or hammer forged, I would'nt know the difference if you showed me? Ok, back to the former, this 0.10" gap is unacceptable, don't just spot weld it here because I can't pean it. didn't bother with head space, because every barrel and extension I've seen the faces match. GO or No Go on this. thanx for any advice.

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Re: brand new barrel, NOS barrel extension problem

Postby bjrmg » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:22 pm

Check head space to see if barrel threads are too shallow when bound up; and also check barrel dimensions to see if in spec. I can recommend a competent professional gunsmith here in Texas who can assist you. JR Houston Texas

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Re: brand new barrel, NOS barrel extension problem

Postby blackreichswehr » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:28 pm

thanks for the help, figured it out myself

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Re: brand new barrel, NOS barrel extension problem

Postby Schwartzer » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:12 pm

Sooo what did you find?

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Re: brand new barrel, NOS barrel extension problem

Postby blackreichswehr » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:13 am

ordered a P.O.S. used extension with just the stub poking out. removed the barrel stub and compared the thread count to my new barrel. as I had thought, the threads were cut to shallow. put the new barrel in the lathe and finished the threads. p--s poor quality control, must have been 4:15 on a Friday, last barrel for the day.

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Re: brand new barrel, NOS barrel extension problem

Postby JBaum » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:19 pm

I remember recently encouraging someone to just pay the extra money and get an original barrel.

Considering that he was without your skills to be able to fix a screw up, he and I both agreed that it was a wise choice.

If it was easy, everybody would build a 42. It certainly separates the AR15 "builder" from the more serious and dedicated crowd. Atta boy. :D
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Re: brand new barrel, NOS barrel extension problem

Postby along » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:19 pm

lol glad someone out there has a lathe (I'll get one someday)

after being 11 months in, I'm getting closer to finishing, thanks for the encouragement jbaum :D


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