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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 10/9/2007 7:55:07 PM EST
Whats involved with removing the barrel from a Galil? How about the gas block?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 5:47:20 AM EST
Mstennes - the Galil has nothing in common with the above AK 47 build notes. The Galil has a milled receiver and the barrel just threads right in, no pins involved.

Shotgun News just did a two-part article on building a Galil that is very informative.

I just recently changed out the barrel on my Galil and it was a very easy process. If you have to remove the old barrel first, it helps to heat the receiver first. The barrel flats are 20mm and a breaker bar is helpful. Reinstalling the barrel is just as easy, and you shouldn't need more than 100-125 ft/lbs of torque.

The gas block is pined to the barrel. A press is helpful but not necessary. A non-marring mallet or a block of wood can be used to remove/install the gas block. I have read that it is possible to put too much stress on the barrel with a press if one is not careful.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:17:44 AM EST
Thanks for that, Clonehead. I was going off other things I read, and this picture too :) Good to hear from someone who's done it.


Link Posted: 10/11/2007 2:24:51 PM EST
That picture shows the barrel locked in barrel vise blocks by the hydraulic press, while a receiver wrench is used to tighten the receiver to the barrel. That is the best way to tighten a threaded receiver/barrel assembly.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:33:37 PM EST
OK thats no problem as I have a 20 ton press in the shop and barrel vise jaws. Next question how do I and what size do I drill the gas port? I have a new barrel I want to install.
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