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Posted: 9/17/2004 7:49:07 AM EST
I know a guy who's been a machinist for over 25 years in the Enumclaw-Buckley area,
that will turn down and thread your barrel for a flash hider.

He did my two CAR-AR barrels for me and they look great!
I gave them to him yesterday and got them back today.
I thought that was pretty fast service.

If anyone is interested in having him do your barrel, you can call James at (360) 829-1733
for details and price.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 8:10:37 AM EST
How much does he charge?
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 9:01:10 AM EST
I'm not sure what he would charge;
but I traded him 1 1/2 cords of firewood and to me
that was a good deal because I am going to be
moving and I was just going to leave that wood at
my house rather than move it with me.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 6:13:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ubermensch:
I'm not sure what he would charge;
but I traded him 1 1/2 cords of firewood and to me
that was a good deal because I am going to be
moving and I was just going to leave that wood at
my house rather than move it with me.



Going price on firewood being between $90-$120/cord...
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 10:49:38 PM EST
Lynnwood Guns and Ammo will do a plain barrel thread for $40. Any brake removal may cost more.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:28:42 AM EST
Oh well, I guess I don't know the value of a cord of firewood.

But what can I say, my new place has no wood stove or fireplace.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 7:16:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 7:17:54 PM EST by HABU]
I called a local respected 'smith to inquire about threading a barrel. He said it was $100 +FH because he had to break down weapon and take off the barrel extention. I was like "barrel extention"? He said, "Yeah, what the bolt goes into". He said something about some guys will just thread the end but it may not be concentric to the bore, but he takes it all apart to make sure it is concentric.

WTF? Is this guy BSing me or what?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:00:25 AM EST
The Russian guy at the Monroe show (the AK specialist) was threading barrels right there at the show. I don't know if he was doing it for customers or if they were his personal rifles but he had a special barrel fitting that the die unscrewed from that kept everything straight. Did a real nice job and only took about 5 minutes.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:02:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By HABU:


WTF? Is this guy BSing me or what?



Part BS part true, it is rare but I have seen barrels where the rifle bore was not centered in the barrel so if you dial in the barrel with an indicater the barrel will be centered but not necessarily the bore, when doing critical boring jobs I like to make sure the bore is centered.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 9:16:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By 2whiskeyP:
The Russian guy at the Monroe show (the AK specialist) was threading barrels right there at the show. I don't know if he was doing it for customers or if they were his personal rifles but he had a special barrel fitting that the die unscrewed from that kept everything straight. Did a real nice job and only took about 5 minutes.



He has always been decent to me, what sort of price was he geting per AR barrel?
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 10:51:04 AM EST
I only saw him do an AK so I don't know if he had the dies for an AR. He was talking with some guy the whole time so I never got to ask him how much he was charging or if it was just his own personal weapon.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 1:53:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By 2whiskeyP:
I only saw him do an AK so I don't know if he had the dies for an AR. He was talking with some guy the whole time so I never got to ask him how much he was charging or if it was just his own personal weapon.



Unless you have the worlds skinniest AR barrel, the muzzle has to be turned to .5" OD before you start, you can't just thread it with a die.



I'm betting for the AKs he was taking off the muzzle nut and just using the die to chase the existing threads.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 2:39:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By 2whiskeyP:
The Russian guy at the Monroe show (the AK specialist) was threading barrels right there at the show. I don't know if he was doing it for customers or if they were his personal rifles but he had a special barrel fitting that the die unscrewed from that kept everything straight. Did a real nice job and only took about 5 minutes.




Are you talking about Ghassan? If so he is Palasteinan (sp?)
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 6:14:48 PM EST
He prolly means the "Russian AK Guy" that Ghassan is partnered next too at Puyallup all the time. He does Monroe from time to time. I'm not much of an AK guy so I dont know his name, wheras Ive done a couepl deals with Ghassan, hes a pretty decent guy.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 1:03:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 1:19:19 AM EST by Tweak]
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:11:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:
I'm betting for the AKs he was taking off the muzzle nut and just using the die to chase the existing threads.



Nope, threaded from scratch.

Yes, Hassan(sp) I didn't know he was a Pali. I woulda figured more eastern block by his accent....
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 9:31:33 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ubermensch:
I know a guy who's been a machinist for over 25 years in the Enumclaw-Buckley area,
that will turn down and thread your barrel for a flash hider.

He did my two CAR-AR barrels for me and they look great!
I gave them to him yesterday and got them back today.
I thought that was pretty fast service.

If anyone is interested in having him do your barrel, you can call James at (360) 829-1733
for details and price.



I gave James another AR barrel to thread for me today, and I asked him about differnet prices.

He said $55.00 for a plain barrel AR, no receivers.

Or $75.00 for a barrel with a upper receiver still on.

These prices are for barrels with a plain muzzle.
Removing permanent installed muzzle brakes, would be extra.

And front sight base does not need to be removed.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 9:33:12 PM EST
Hey Phil in Seattle,

What's that unthreaded silver thing on the end of your barrel,
in the picture on the far left?
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 12:17:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:55:15 PM EST
I currently thread barrels for AR style rifle & pistols in 1/2-28tpi for $35 ea. with a a few days to a week turn-around time. Im located in the Snohomish area. 360-862-9170

~D~
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