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M1 Carbine barrel slightly canted?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Vigilant, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. I just bought a near mint Saginaw M1 Carbine with a Saginaw barrel. The only problem I can see is that the barrel is slightly canted, clockwise facing it from the muzzle. Is this an easy fix, or should I plan on living with it?

  2. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    Shoot it first, then if it doesn't zero take it to a gunsmith. If the barrel is properly seated and headspaced then it just may be the front sight base is off a bit and that is easy for decent gunsmith to fix.

  3. 10-4. Thanks.
  4. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

    Dec 21, 2002
    You can do a quick check to see if the barrel is seated right.

    Strip the action down to just the barrel and receiver.

    With the receiver up side down lay a straight edge across the flat bottom of the barrel and a straight edge across the bottom of the receiver.
    Both straight edges should be parallel.

    When I use to change out barrels I'd seat the barrel like this and the headspace was always right.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
  5. Thank you, sir. Hope all is well with you.