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Turning down a barrel

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Oro, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Oro

    Oro Western WA Active Member

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    I am contemplating having the forward section of an AR barrel turned down; just the forward area ahead of the FSB. The barrel is Melonited (S&W bbl) so hardened if that influences someone. I was advised to ship it to ADCO in OH, but if there's someone local I'll send the business there. Since it's only the barrel to be shipped the cost of that is not the issue, just prefer a local machinist or gunsmith if practical. I'm on the Eastside of Seattle.
     
  2. Tomas204

    Tomas204 Oregon City Member

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    There is a guy here with an AR store in Clackamas and I he does barrel turning look him up in vendors, Curt's Discount gun's
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2013
  3. eganx

    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    I could do it for you if you don't have another local option. Are you removing the barrel from the upper?
     
  4. gophishhhh

    gophishhhh milwaukie Active Member

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    I dont think Curt's does any turning work, he farms it out.
    I could also do for you if you want to send it down. I am assuming you are looking to do something like an M4 prifile?
     
  5. Oro

    Oro Western WA Active Member

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    I can remove the upper. I am looking to take the few inches between the FSB and the muzzle threads down from the M4-ish .740" to A1 size .600" to lighten it and make it handier.