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Posted: 10/1/2004 6:25:47 AM EDT
I have been reading a few threads here the past few days where it has been said Colt does not chrome line their barrels, only the chamber. How long has this been going on? I have a 1990 mfr. Colt HBAR and a pre-94 mfr. Colt Gov't. Carbine and I have always assumed both chamber and bore were chromed. Am I correct?
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:27:14 AM EDT
tagged, mine is from 1999 and I have always wondered the same thing.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:31:20 AM EDT
Depends on the barrel. All 'Govt Type' barrels are fully chrome lined.

Starting in the late 1990s Colt stoped chroming the bores of some of their civilian line.

So SPTiger you're in the clear.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:41:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:51:55 AM EDT
I know the model 6400 carbine is cahmber and bore but I think the match target rifles they have now is just chamber.My first AR was a blue label HBAR 6601 that had bore and chamber chrome lined.
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:59:42 AM EDT
There's a comparison chart floating around here that says something to the effect that Colt quit chrome lining the bores of the HBARs sometime in the mid '90s. There is no hard and fast cutoff point as to when this happened, so there will obviously be many exceptions to this "rule".
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 7:11:53 AM EDT
Does anyone have a pic of what chrome looks like from the muzzle end?
Link Posted: 10/1/2004 1:33:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wedge1082:
Does anyone have a pic of what chrome looks like from the muzzle end?

Sorry no pic, but it's easy enough to figure out for yourself. Pull the suppressor if it has one, wipe the edge of the barrel with a cleaning patch soaked w/bore cleaner, and then with a dry patch. If it's chrome lined, you'll see a dull silver ring around the edge of the muzzle, the same color as the ring around the edge of the chamber.
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