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Posted: 8/1/2020 8:27:19 PM EDT
I have purchased a 11” South African Sar barrel. My question is will a Israeli galil Sar kit work with this barrel??
Link Posted: 8/1/2020 8:45:23 PM EDT
Yes.  You will have to check and possible shim for correct head space.


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Link Posted: 8/1/2020 9:14:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 18B30:
Yes.  You will have to check and possible shim for correct head space.


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Oh.. ummm! I think I’ll have to do some more reseach on this shim for correct headspacing???
Link Posted: 8/2/2020 8:18:22 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By marcus5819:


Oh.. ummm! I think I’ll have to do some more reseach on this shim for correct headspacing???
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I believe he is indicating that as the Galil is a threaded barrel assembly and assuming you have a barrel that has a gas block and was timed to another receiver/gun: there is an assumption that in order to time the gas block and headspace (e.g. screw in the barrel to the correct spec to mate the bolt with a round) in a new receiver.  therefore  you might have to use shims to time the gas/sight block so that its aligned correctly and headspaced.  


If you randomly mate a mismatch AK threaded barrel and virgin receiver, almost certainly you won't luck out and have it align sights - That is if you randomly screw it in and headspace it,  Your gas/sight block might be canted in any direction.  You can trim a shoulder on the threads and shim etc.  Another trick is you can remove the block - re align and drill another hole - but then you have an extra hole under the gas block.
Link Posted: 8/2/2020 10:45:04 AM EDT
Maybe I’m wrong here correct me if a I am but isn't the gas tube a different length as well? Its the reason I went with a 13” barrel instead of the 11” one.
Link Posted: 8/2/2020 11:32:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By backelskin89:
Maybe I’m wrong here correct me if a I am but isn't the gas tube a different length as well? Its the reason I went with a 13” barrel instead of the 11” one.
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That was my concern as well. Does anyone have an answer to this question?
Link Posted: 8/3/2020 8:13:11 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By marcus5819:


That was my concern as well. Does anyone have an answer to this question?
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Anyone????
Link Posted: 8/3/2020 9:06:17 AM EDT
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If it is a virgin barrel, you could make your gas port location match your parts, although someone posted in another thread that they had to take back the shoulder of the gas block journal area on their barrel a few fractions of an inch in order to fit their gas block properly (not a huge task if you already have someone drilling your gas port and cutting your extractor relief cut).

If you really want an 11" barrel, don't be surprised if you have to be extra thoughtful to get those measurements correct (you would have the FH and gas block very close to one another).

SBRs are cool and all but that thing is going to be a BLASTER.

ETA: to my knowledge, there are only two gas tube/gas piston lengths (three if you count Micro/MAR but that is a whole different animal), and the only difference between R5 and R6 is that the gas block/flash hider are those 2 inches closer together. I could be wrong, but reasonably sure?
Link Posted: 8/3/2020 9:11:46 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By GTLandser:
If it is a virgin barrel, you could make your gas port location match your parts, although someone posted in another thread that they had to take back the shoulder of the gas block journal area on their barrel a few fractions of an inch in order to fit their gas block properly (not a huge task if you already have someone drilling your gas port and cutting your extractor relief cut).

If you really want an 11" barrel, don't be surprised if you have to be extra thoughtful to get those measurements correct (you would have the FH and gas block very close to one another).

SBRs are cool and all but that thing is going to be a BLASTER.

ETA: to my knowledge, there are only two gas tube/gas piston lengths (three if you count Micro/MAR but that is a whole different animal), and the only difference between R5 and R6 is that the gas block/flash hider are those 2 inches closer together. I could be wrong, but reasonably sure?
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The Barrel has been populated already and has the gas port already drilled for the the gas block. So does that make a difference of the Sar kit will work or not?
Link Posted: 8/3/2020 9:32:56 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By marcus5819:

The Barrel has been populated already and has the gas port already drilled for the the gas block. So does that make a difference of the Sar kit will work or not?
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Only in so far as the barrel indexing properly to the receiver, as mentioned above, AFAIK. It's going to be fidgety.
Link Posted: 8/4/2020 4:25:35 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By backelskin89:
Maybe I’m wrong here correct me if a I am but isn't the gas tube a different length as well? Its the reason I went with a 13” barrel instead of the 11” one.
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Yes, gas tube and piston are shorter.  You can cut the SAR tube.  CNC Warrior used to have US made R6 length pistons.

Also , you need the SAR gas block without the integrated bayo lug.
Link Posted: 8/4/2020 2:43:18 PM EDT
Ty guys for all the help!
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