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Ever tried to thread the barrel on an AR-15?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by NRA_guy, Jan 11, 2010.


  1. NRA_guy

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    Anybody ever tried to thread the barrel on an AR-15 using hand tools (no lathe)?

    My Bushmaster carbine has the heavy barrel which, as I recall has a 3/4 inch OD.

    Obviously, that would be hard to get down to 1/2"-28 thread.

    I have seen this tool advertised that supposedly gets you started straight.

    But you'd have to start with an OD close to 1/2 inch.

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    While it is pretty amazing what SOME people can do with hand tools, I'm not sure that i would try it.
     

  3. mvician

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    Send it to ADCO
     
  4. NRA_guy

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    Thanks. Looks like a good suggestion.

    I have never shipped a gun or gun part. I kind of hate to let anything out of my sight. (I also hate to deal with idiots at FedEx and UPS and the USPS.)

    But I may give it a try.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

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    You would only need to send the barrel or the upper.
    No need to worry, insure it for what a replacement barrel would cost you.
     
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    Even that Midway USA guide is designed to work best when used in conjunction with a Lathe.
    A threading die and guide just makes it easier than having to make several passes with a threading tool.
     
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    Lathe......and an experienced professional running it. It will save you the cost of a ruined barrel. True.