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MG08 barrel fit an MG08/15?

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MG08 barrel fit an MG08/15?

Postby ebeeby » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:53 pm

Are the MG08 and MG08/15 barrels interchangeable?

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Re: MG08 barrel fit an MG08/15?

Postby amafrank » Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:23 pm

The barrels are the same other than the sleeve on the end of the 08/15. The 08/15 uses a somewhat smaller diameter booster piston which screws on the end of the barrel unlike the MG08 which has a piston that slips over the end of the barrel when the booster is installed. The piston in the MG08 is contained inside the booster so it doesn't need threads on the barrel to work.


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Re: MG08 barrel fit an MG08/15?

Postby ebeeby » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:41 pm

Thanks Frank. So if the end of the barrel is threaded it is likely an MG08/15 barrel rather than an MG08 barrel?

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Re: MG08 barrel fit an MG08/15?

Postby amafrank » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:25 pm

Actually if its threaded it means its a german maxim barrel. I've seen a couple german proofed barrels with no threads but not for a long time. Almost all the barrels out there are threaded so they could be used for either gun. On the other hand most of the chinese and Swiss barrels I've seen are not threaded. When you find threads on them it means they are for use with blank adapters.....

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