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Preban rifle question

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Reco, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Reco

    Reco Portland Oregon Active Member

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    I Have a Post (Clinton) ban Bushmanster Car 15. The Barrel does not have a flash hider on it. Is it possible for a gun smith to machine the end of the barrel and attach a flash hider or do I need to purchase a new barrel?

    Reco
     
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  2. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    yes you can have a gunsmith or machinest ,(cheaper to have a machinist do it cause some smiths just send them out to a machinist the bump of the cost to middle man it) thread.

    it will cost between $35-60 + cost of flash hider.
     
  3. pr787lv

    pr787lv somewhere in the NW Member

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  4. slickx45

    slickx45 Seattle - Eastside Active Member

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    Not necessarily, depends on the way in which the exisiting muzzle brake is installed. I just went through the same scenario, sent my upper to Bushmaster to have the old pinned brake replaced and was advised that it could not be replaced because of how it was pinned, ended up getting a replacement barrell instead (they took care of me because of an error on their part) I am so happy with what I have now! I would call them and give them your serial number and see if you are in the same boat I was in.

    Richard
     
  5. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    All they had to do turn it on the lathe to the point that the muzzle break was so thin it could be broken off exposing the threads then a flash hider could be re attached. in your case your barrel would be too short and would require a longer flash hider like a phantom reattached to and pinned and and welded over the pin to obtain legal lenth however for bushmaster to do it it would be spendy

    it sounds like the op here has one that does not have a permenate break on it.
     
  6. Reco

    Reco Portland Oregon Active Member

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    Heres the Barrel end It looks think enough for some Machinest work. What you guys think?

    It was back when the AR werent allowed to be sold with bayonet lugs or muzzel breaks.

    Reco
     
  7. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    yes that can be turned shop around since that is a full 16" you just need to have it threaded then screw on a flash hider you wont need to have one pinned for legal lenth (unless you cut it. )
     
  8. pr787lv

    pr787lv somewhere in the NW Member

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    I insist. Chech Tornado Technologies (post #3). They are located in Hillsboro. Barrel threaind is what they do. Quality of their work is top notch. Pricing is reasonable. But you are also paying for their expertise.
    http://www.tornado-technologies.com/services.html