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Posted: 12/14/2013 4:50:18 PM EDT
Despite a few searches and browsing of various websites I'm still looking for a 16-18" plain barreled (crowned only, no brake or flash hider) upper assembly or even a barrel that I could build into an upper.  This will be useful when I find myself in places where such evil devices as flash hiders increase the rifle's lethality by 100000x and turn anyone using it into a murderous maniac.

Does anyone know where one can get such a thing? The easiest, of course, would be a factory built plain barreled upper. Worst case I could build one with a barrel I suppose.

Any ideas or thoughts?

Thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 4:56:06 PM EDT
Would a barrel protector be an option?
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:27:07 PM EDT
Checkout Black Hole Weaponry.

I believe you can get them crowned with no threads
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 6:58:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SCPossum1:
Would a barrel protector be an option?
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Good question.....I never heard of such a thing, but am researching it. May well be a possibility. Would need to affix it so it is sufficiently "permanent" or the like.

Thanks for the advice.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 8:08:10 PM EDT
Having spent  the last 3 years residing in NJ, I've had to deal with this myself on occasion. All my muzzle devices need to be pinned and welded which is why I have a fondness towards 14.5" barrels. At times I think a unthreaded barrel would be less hassle. Even a thread protector would need to be pinned and welded.

I know Noveske makes a 20" that is just crowned but it's expensive. Rock River has a 18" middy that you could have cut and crowned but it's heavy. You could probably have re-contoured for not much more money.

Also try and look up Marvin Pitts of Nefarious Arms, he might be able to help. PM me if you need more help.
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