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Posted: 10/23/2004 4:13:14 AM EDT
I recently aquired a post ban uppper which has a standard rifle barrel end on it with exception of a groove that is cut about a 1/4 inch back from the tip of the barrel.
I am geussing that the previous owner removed the press on one.
i would like to replace the flash hider either set screw type or a permanent mount has anyone seen this type of flash hider for sale .
Semper Fi
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:40:02 AM EDT
Just curious why a pin on or set screw? A pin on in these post ban days is used to bring a sub 16" barrel up to legal length. I'm not sure how easy it would be to fit considering you already have one groove drilled.

And a set screw type is typically used to amuse your fellow shooters as your muzzle thingy flies downrange.

Seems that even with a groove you could still thread the barrel and put on a standard FH type.

Is there some local law?
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 1:06:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By curt:

And a set screw type is typically used to amuse your fellow shooters as your muzzle thingy flies downrange.

LOL I did that once with a FAL. Never did find the damn thing.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 5:33:17 PM EDT
Really its all in the look, I don't like the way it looks with groove.
Don't really care if it someone can see my muzzle flash.
As far as screw or pin is because I was talking to a local gunsmith that refused to thread my barrel and advised that I not try it because of several horror stories he has seen with some of the aftermarket thread kits available that guys have tried and messed their barrels uphug.gif.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 7:37:33 PM EDT
aah okay. well you might want to consider another gunsmith for one thing. I don't really see how you could screw up a barrel with a threading kit, even if you have a barrel whose bore wasn't drilled on center it would have to be a real piece of crap before you could get a bullet strike on your FS. At any rate there are several decent gunsmiths that could do it for you, kurts custom has gotten good reviews in the past. I guess if your groove is really deep there may be some concern there but there may be solutions for that as well.

I myself have threaded a FAL barrel, which i shot last weekend with no problems and an AK which i hope to shoot tomorrow, both done with kits i got from brownells.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 3:30:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 3:31:33 AM EDT by mongo001]
There are gunsmiths and their machinists/gunsmiths. Find a machinist/gunsmith. Any machinist can cut proper threads on the end of a tube of steel. Find somebody competent.

If your barrel is 16" or more, the pinning/setscrewing is not required.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:51:44 AM EDT
Who do you all recommend to install a flash hider on a post ban barrel? I saw a site that is a sponsor here and does flash hider installations but I can't remember who.
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