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Looking for somebody local to make thread protectors

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by bwells, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    Hi all. I just picked up a new rifle, and I'm not a big fan of the removable muzzle break. I'm sure it will be nice at the range, but for hunting I'd like to just have a thread protector to put on. Is there anybody in the Longview/Kelso/Vancouver area who can make a couple?

    Here's a couple pics of the gun and the break:

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  2. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    What thread pitch is it?

    Tornado Technologies in Hillsboro has common threads and sizes on the shelf. Knurled or smooth.
     
  3. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    I really don't know, I don't have a pitch gauge but I could borrow one from a buddy of mine, or just buy one the next time I'm in town.
     
  4. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    A short trip down the I-5 to Salem, take it to Todd at Koonce Custom. He has the knowledge and machines to make what you need.
     
  5. bwells

    bwells Longview Member

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    Cool guys, thanks for the info. I think I'm going to get a pitch gauge, measure my threads, and buy a pre-made protector. If I don't like those for some reason, I'll consider having something different made.
     
  6. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    I have a machinist buddy. If you give me specs Ill see if I can get it done for you.