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On some firearms the gun barrel is fastened to the receiver with a nut, referred to as a barrel nut.
A barrel nut (also known as steel cross dowel or dowel nut) is a specialized nut, and is commonly used in aerospace and ready-to-assemble furniture applications.
It is used to bolt thin sheet metal parts to larger, often billet or forged, parts. The barrel nut is a round slug, or formed sheet metal part with threads perpendicular to the length of the nut. The nut sits in a hole inside the forging and a standard bolt is threaded into the barrel nut from outside the sheet metal. They are preferred over a standard nut and bolt, because they do not require a flange to be machined or forged onto the receiving part, thus reducing weight.
Barrel nuts are also common in flat-pack furniture, where long bolts and barrel nuts are used to hold together T joints in chipboard sheets.
$20 including shipping to the lower 48, or can meet up within 30 min. of Monroe, WA.
I paid $30 before tax. Used once to remove my Scorpion's barrel nut. Still in great shape.
For those of you considering a scorpion or have one and want to replace the ugly slanted foregrip and get rid of all...
this is a no-name make, 4.25” long X <2” OD, includes barrel nut. DPMS design, so the handguard threads onto the barrel nut. Never installed but does have a couple of very minor scratches.
Trades: Im building an AR pistol, so i need a charging handle, ambi- safety, LPK minus fire controll...
I need a bolt up system barrel nut wrench to install a DD II FSP rail.
Looking to buy or borrow one for a week. I am located in Des Moines IA so willing to pay for shipping cost if one can be loaned to me. TIA!
So I'm trying to get this barrel nut off, but I need a SWS proprietary wrench, which is no longer manufactured. I'm hoping someone on here has one I can borrow/rent/buy or something! Any help would be appreciated, there are some awesome guys here, and it would be great to meet yet another...
Anyone in the Clackamas County area that has the tools to swap a barrel nut? I bought a new hand guard. I do not work on these things enough to invest in the tools and do not have a vise. Beer of your choice.