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Posted: 8/27/2004 8:59:18 PM EST

I want to add a flash suppressor to my postie 16" Bushy M4 barrel after the sunset.

Anybody know of someone in the Seattle area I can take the work to?

I'd rather not ship the barrel somewhere, and I really don't want to spend the $200 something for a new barrel.

Cheers,
Chris
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:00:15 PM EST
Depending on where you are in the Seattle area. . . south in Bonney Lake there is a great gunsmith -who works on all types of rifles, even for local P.D.'s and even WSP. He did an outstanding job on my AR-15... Called 'NW Armswerkes' (253) 891-9063. Only open M-F.

mike
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 2:05:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 2:05:49 PM EST by Phil_in_Seattle]


$20 (just for the die not the die and tap) from Brownells (currently out of stock) That's a shock eh?!!
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:32:26 PM EST

Thanks guys!

Phil... Let's just say my machinist skills are ummm... Sub-par.

I'm trying to work on the wife for a new upper, but I'm doubting that will happen.

Chris
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:02:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:09:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:13:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 9:20:16 PM EST by R-32]

Originally Posted By No4MK1:
I'm trying to work on the wife for a new upper, but I'm doubting that will happen.

Chris



When she tells you No to the New Upper, , then do the Compromise and just tell her you will settle for just a whole new BBL.


I will loan you my tools and you can just do a change out... Im going to be wanting to find a 16" HBAR in post ban and I hope I will be able to pick up a bbl pretty cheap. If I were worth a darn in my machining skills I would volunteer to thread bbls on my brother in laws equipment, but Im not willing to risk it on someone elses stuff at this time.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:04:48 AM EST
Sure he is....
He'll charge you $10 under the cost of a new barrel - "but since there is a 4 week wait to turn the threads on your AR15 rifle I'll sell you a new one and only charge you half for the labor."


Originally Posted By Stokes:
Wades in Bellevue is ramping up production line threading of barrels as a service. I think he's planning on being fairly competitive on price, but more importantly, he's getting it set up so the turn around time is going to be pretty quick.

Link Posted: 8/29/2004 6:19:44 AM EST
What have you guys been paying for barrel thread jobs? I got mine done and a custom little knurled "thread protector" for $70.00. Was that too much?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 6:59:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By Tweak:
The gunshop at OAI.



Yes, I heard that Oly was going to offer some kind of special when the ban expired. I don't know if it was going to be only for their own rifles though...
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 8:12:50 AM EST
Oly was talking about doing it pretty cheap ($25-30 or so IIRC). I'm sure they would do anyones barrel, but of course you will hear that theirs is a better product. Not a big deal, I listen to far worse whenever I enter most gunstores, I just nod and smile. Oly has some real good people, and a few that aren't.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 8:53:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Oly has some real good people, and a few that aren't.



Be really carefull about what you say,

DuhBunny likes to post here.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 9:21:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Oly was talking about doing it pretty cheap ($25-30 or so IIRC). I'm sure they would do anyones barrel, but of course you will hear that theirs is a better product. Not a big deal, I listen to far worse whenever I enter most gunstores, I just nod and smile. Oly has some real good people, and a few that aren't.



Ouch....looks like I might of payed a bit too much


Link Posted: 8/29/2004 6:58:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 7:59:03 PM EST by Scollins]

Originally Posted By Blackgun_Fun:
What have you guys been paying for barrel thread jobs? I got mine done and a custom little knurled "thread protector" for $70.00. Was that too much?



I paid $60 to have my Mark II threaded (included a thread protector.) But it needed to be a very accurate thread job, as it was for mounting a suppressor. I didn't mind paying $60 to make sure it was threaded square to the boreline. Otherwise, baffle strikes would be a probability. I would think that it would be $15 or so cheaper without a thread protector.

If you never plan on adding a suppressor to your AR, then a "close enough" thread job will suffice. I would think that of all the choices available, Oly may be the best choice as they do a lot of them for their own barrels.

I sure wouldn't try to thread a bare muzzle by hand with a die set......


ETA: GAH!!! I used my "666" post for this reply!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 9:41:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 11:04:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By Tweak:

Trust me, OAI will work on anyone's parts as long as you pay them.




Is that just a nice way to say "Whores for a Dollar?"
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 6:58:01 AM EST
Sissy, that's what Dremel tools are for....


Originally Posted By Tweak:

Originally Posted By Scollins:
I sure wouldn't try to thread a bare muzzle by hand with a die set......



You can't. The muzzle has to be turned to .5" OD before you start. Takes a lathe for that. Might as well cut the threads while the barrel is chucked up.

Trust me, OAI will work on anyone's parts as long as you pay them.

Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:20:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 7:21:27 AM EST by Scollins]

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Sissy, that's what Dremel tools are for....








Which bit would you use?
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:42:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Sissy, that's what Dremel tools are for....



My M4gery just woke up in a pool of sweat...
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 7:47:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By No4MK1:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Sissy, that's what Dremel tools are for....



My M4gery just woke up in a pool of sweat...



At least it was sweat this time....
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 9:03:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By 2whiskeyP:

Originally Posted By No4MK1:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Sissy, that's what Dremel tools are for....



My M4gery just woke up in a pool of sweat...



At least it was sweat this time....




I dont get it?...

What are you trying to say?
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 9:21:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2004 9:26:02 AM EST by bigern]

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:
www.brownells.com/Images/Products/080598528.jpg

$20 (just for the die not the die and tap) from Brownells (currently out of stock) That's a shock eh?!!



I got a bucket full of dies and taps and stuff from a elderly relative that was going into the home. I had no reason for keeping them except I'm a man and they are tools.

Thanks for pointing out a good use I can put these to fellas.

edited to add: My neighbor has a lathe and loves projects, neener neener neener.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 9:53:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By 2whiskeyP:
At least it was sweat this time....



Link Posted: 8/30/2004 2:30:44 PM EST
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