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Posted: 1/4/2003 3:30:25 AM EDT
pls. help me identify this 11.5" barrel....it is heavy profile & the front sight ower has an "F" on it...who made this barrel?  thanks

paltik
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 5:36:16 AM EDT
I've seen the F on Colt's carbines . It could be a cut down.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 9:39:06 PM EDT
if in case this is a 'cut down'...is it worth buying or should i get the "real"  11.5" for my licensed sbr

the price is a little attractive :->
thanks
Link Posted: 1/5/2003 12:08:54 AM EDT
A real Colt can be quite expensive. I can't say for sure is colt but my two M4 barrels I had had the F I think it was a way to mark the carbine Front Sight BAse.

How much are they asking you for it. Do they know who did the work. If it is a cut down you will see it once you unscrew the flash hider. On real ones the chrome lining will extend all the way to the crown.
Link Posted: 1/5/2003 9:57:15 AM EDT
[url=ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=146632]previous thread[/url]
Link Posted: 1/5/2003 3:29:55 PM EDT
somebody told me that this is from j&t distributing.....is this stuff good?     or.... what about this wilson barrels?   (website??)

thanks
Link Posted: 1/5/2003 6:15:06 PM EDT
notack,

The post you quoted from Troy is about the forging/casting markings. the F I have only seen it on Colt carbines, specifically flat tops, and I believe is something to do with the height of the FSB. I might be wrong. Anyone?
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