I received my new barrel for my M1 today. I ordered a Danish Select grade from Fulton Armory. I had hoped to get a VAR, but I got a Beretta instead. (they don't let you choose). Looks like it's in excellent condition. Some matte parkerizing, a little worn on the bottom from op rod rub. The muzzle is TIGHT!! Rifling looks excellent and shiny. She'll be getting shipped off to Orion 7 to be put on my June '45 SA.
Here's a couple pics:
The date stamp:
The manufacturer stamp on top:
and the 'bullet test' (TIGHT muzzle, huh?)
Any opinions on the PB barrel? I feel it will be an excellent barrel for my rifle. When I get it all up and running, I'll letcha know how it runs!