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Posted: 5/11/2003 5:29:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/11/2003 5:31:55 PM EST by ole55]
I have a colt 7.62x39 upper with barrel marked c mp 7.62x39 1/12 H Bar. what do I need to do to convert this over to .223? I believe it is pre ban. any help is appreciated
Link Posted: 5/11/2003 7:07:25 PM EST
I dont think you can rechamber them easily. Its probably cheaper just to buy a new upper. If you have a PRE-BAN gun you can put a preban upper on it. But it (your original gun) must have been assembled into a COMPLETE gun BEFORE the ban. If it was just buy a new 5.56 pre ban upper.
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 2:49:21 PM EST
A new barrel and a new bolt will be required.... You will need a barrel wrench and a receiver block and insert to clamp the receiver down. If you don't you may warp the receiver.... The upper is worth $450 to $500 (maybe more depending on condition)with the BC and you would be able to move it fairly easy on AR15.com or the strumgewehr board. Then you could get a factory assembled upper for that price and not fork out the cash for the tools... Good luck.. [url]oldedantucker@hotmail.com[/url]
Link Posted: 5/12/2003 7:06:00 PM EST
I'd sell the 7.62 x 39 upper and use the money to buy a new 5.56 upper. As pickupdan said, you can get a nice new factory upper for that price and not have to mess around with buying tools and possibly buggering up the assembly.
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