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Reprofile a AR barrel? How hard can it be?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by IronMonster, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I am not much of a machinest and I am less of a gunsmith but I guess you can't learn nuttin if you don't do nuttin.

    I bought a cheap 11.5" AR barrel and was disappointed when it showed up today at how chunky it was. I've never tried it before but I figured I didn't have much to lose by trying to get rid of some weight.

    I think I lost 3/4 of a pound at least. Seems reasonable now.

    If it shoots straight and doesn't blow up I'll call it a success!

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    In the pic it's taped off with electrical tape so I could bead blast it. I then just warmed it up with a torch to drive out the water and shot it with some high heat stove black. It is all under the rail so I think it should be fine



    So you folks that know something, what did I do wrong?

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  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, you messed up by not getting my shipping address so you could send it to me! ;)
     
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  3. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Well I am both and your did a decent job. Very nice blends with your radius's!

    What kinda lathe you have?
     
  4. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Thank you!

    Its a Grizzly 13 1/2 x 40. Your average import hunk of iron.