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Posted: 10/19/2004 10:17:46 AM EST
what could go wrong with a pitted barrel?
Will this affect accuracy only? or Will it cause reliability problems also?
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 12:11:48 PM EST
Pitting in the chamber WILL effect reliability. Pitting in the bore can effect accuracy, and if it gets bad enough barrel integrity.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 12:53:22 PM EST
This is why one should go chrome lined........
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 11:56:39 PM EST
Is there a remedy to barrel pitting?
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:50:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By arcana1214:
Is there a remedy to barrel pitting?


Yes get a new CHROME LINED barrel.

Once it's pitted there is anything you can do other than clean it frequently to keep the pits from getting bigger.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:42:44 PM EST
I have an old mauser with a barrel that looks like a old sewerpipe with stuff growing in it...shoots great, I also have non chrome lined FALs that are probably 40+ years old...I don't worry about having a pristine barrel anymore...they all shoot fine. I'm not a particularly great shooter, but I had a G1 kit gun shoot 3 rounds under an inch at 100 yards with iron sights. It's never had anything but 20+ year old ammo in it and shoots great. I can't shoot like that all the time, but apparently the gun is more capable than me. Shoot it, clean it, and shoot it some more.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 12:39:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By ktak56:
I have an old mauser with a barrel that looks like a old sewerpipe with stuff growing in it...shoots great, I also have non chrome lined FALs that are probably 40+ years old...I don't worry about having a pristine barrel anymore...they all shoot fine. I'm not a particularly great shooter, but I had a G1 kit gun shoot 3 rounds under an inch at 100 yards with iron sights. It's never had anything but 20+ year old ammo in it and shoots great. I can't shoot like that all the time, but apparently the gun is more capable than me. Shoot it, clean it, and shoot it some more.




While I am aware that there are some unlined, new production FAL barrels out there, I"ve never seen an issue FAL barrel that wasn't chrome lined. Where did yours come from?
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 4:49:28 PM EST
From my understanding the G1, and Stg58 are not chrome lined. My DSA SA58 carbine is not chrome lined, but Imbels are. I don't know about the argys, or Belgiums, or the inch type. G1's are often noted for having the worst condition barrels, they were made for the germans, who them gave them to the turks...then the kits ended up here. They are also often noted as being some of the best shooters.
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