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Posted: 12/14/2005 11:16:17 AM EDT
What is the correct barrel length for the XM177 carbine. I know the XM177E2 is 11.5" but is the right length for the 609 (I think) carbine. I've hear 10" 10.2", 10.3" and 10.5".

Someone please school me here. I am trying to make a SBR replica of the XM177 but need the correct barrel length.

And does anyone know of a barrel source for the correct contour barrel or do I have to make one from a 16 or 20" A1 barrel?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 11:32:07 AM EDT
Tangochaser,

The one I carried in Central America in the early 1980s had the moderator screwed right down to the front sight base. Due to a typo on my part (leave 0.02 inches between front sight base and start of threads turned into leave 0.20 inches between front sight base and start of threads ) my repro is just a tad long.

My original XM177 also had a light-profile barrel beneath the handguards though I cannot swear this was the original to the weapon as many parts on all of our weapons were switched out.

As it was, even with the 10.2" barrel, it turned out pretty nice.

XM177 repro on far right:



Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:35:52 AM EDT
Thanks. Are you the guy I sent a copy of the XM177E2 operators manual to a coulpe years ago?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:22:18 AM EDT
TC,

How's the schooling going? Someones borrowing my Small Arms Of The World right now so can't answer your question.

CD
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:25:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 7:25:18 AM EDT by WS4LIF]
UXB, whats that middle rifle? Where can one get those carbine handguards?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:34:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 7:35:58 AM EDT by Forest]

Originally Posted By WS4LIF:
Where can one get those carbine handguards?



Total Silence Inc home.comcast.net/~luthier4/

Go check out their website - they have a slick appliclication running on the main page that allows you to configure your own shorty carbine (then click the [Configure] button.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:06:04 AM EDT
Hey, TANGOCHASER!

Yep, I'm the one with your old XM177E2 reference manual. Do you need a photocopy? I'll be happy to send one along!
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:30:30 AM EDT
uxb,

I never knew you were issued a XM....

Can to tell me what type lower was on it?
Was Slabside the most popular?
As several pictures show several different lowers....

Since I am still offically a noob, I would think they were pretty much slab-side in the early days of the 607 and XM, Right?????
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:57:40 AM EDT

Hey, TANGOCHASER!

Yep, I'm the one with your old XM177E2 reference manual. Do you need a photocopy? I'll be happy to send one along!



No, I still have the original I made the copy from. Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 5:49:38 AM EDT
seeing all these xm and retro threads makes it so much harder waiting to finish my xm clone.

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