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Posted: 9/30/2004 10:25:07 AM EST
Buddy brings over a year old AR (safe queen?) that he's just got around to shooting. Claims it will not cycle. Heavy stainless barrel, free float forearm with a rail type gas block. We check a few things then I pull off the gas block and what do we see? NO FREAKIN' GAS PORT drilled in the barrel. I guess well send it back to the maker for the work its needs.

Has anyone encountered this before? We'll compare brand names if you have.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:13:00 AM EST
Out of sheer curiousity, what manufacturer?
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:15:56 AM EST
Kalifornia model?
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:17:09 AM EST
LOL...
it can happen.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:17:12 AM EST
Thats a charging handle bolt action! Sweet!
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:02:36 PM EST
I purchased one that needed a gas port. I knew that going into it. It was marked CMP 5.56 1/9. It is a Colt. It had been shipped to a shop to make specialty gun and ended up being extra. I drilled the hole myself. It was pretty easy to do and works fine. I can get more detailed if you need the help, drill size and placement etc.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:07:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 12:08:28 PM EST by El_Roto]
Kenmore Range in WA is custom built for that rifle, just don't load the magazine.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:08:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By Chinook3:
I purchased one that needed a gas port. I knew that going into it. It was marked CMP 5.56 1/9. It is a Colt. It had been shipped to a shop to make specialty gun and ended up being extra. I drilled the hole myself. It was pretty easy to do and works fine. I can get more detailed if you need the help, drill size and placement etc.



I've got the tools and specs to drill it and probably will. You know the deal, 30 minutes to do that v.s. days or weeks to send it back.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:41:23 PM EST
That's why I ALWAYS say to shoot any gun first, and not have them as safe queens. You can never be sure that it will work when you might need it most.
Glad you were able to find out what it was. Who was it??
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:44:24 PM EST
That's better than ASA drilling the port twice the required size and leaving a huge burr in the barrel.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:47:48 PM EST
Well, you could be like this guy and be missing a Carrier Key KABOOM

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 1:00:28 PM EST
FWIW, some hi power shooters are running match or AR10 rifles without a gas system.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 1:15:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wackypeacock:
Well, you could be like this guy and be missing a Carrier Key KABOOM




Ohhhh man... that sucks


- BG
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 3:09:51 PM EST
Hmmm......

You've just told me how to quiet down a gas-operated semi auto with a suppressor on it.

Thanks!

SD
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:16:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
That's better than ASA drilling the port twice the required size and leaving a huge burr in the barrel.



Perhaps they drilled that one twice and skipped the job on my guy's barrel.

Yeah, its an ASA
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:21:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Chinook3:
I purchased one that needed a gas port. I knew that going into it. It was marked CMP 5.56 1/9. It is a Colt. It had been shipped to a shop to make specialty gun and ended up being extra. I drilled the hole myself. It was pretty easy to do and works fine. I can get more detailed if you need the help, drill size and placement etc.



Another C MP 5.56 NATO 1/9 HBAR barrel without the gas port drilled. I have it right now and was wondering about its origin, how it came to be like it was and if it were safe to use, after I drill the gas port.



A link:

Odd Colt barrel
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