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Posted: 2/28/2006 11:16:23 AM EDT
I love the A1 rifle: compact and light. I wish that I could get a 20", 1:7, chrome lined, A1 barrel, but I don't think that the military ever made these.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 11:22:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 11:29:19 AM EDT
You could also have an A2 barrel turned down to A1 profile.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 11:31:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
There are some Colt 1/7 chrome lined pencil barrles around



This I did not know. Now to find the hiding places. I guess a NIW is out of the question.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 11:40:11 AM EDT
In the past thirty years I've neer seen a factory A1 profle chrome lined barrel with a 1/7 twist. Find a local machine shop and have them turn down an A2 goverment profile barrel for you. I'v3e got a local family shop that did a couple for me for $35 each. You'll have to remove the front sight base so they can turn down the area between the two sight legs that mount to the barrel. finding someon to re park it is the hard part. Most shops want to do the whole barrel, if they will even do a single piece. My favorite is one I had turned to A1 profile and cut to 18".
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 11:44:44 AM EDT
There are both Colt and FN barrels in this profile and twist.

Israel ordered a bunch of them several years age and some made it to the US market. You should be able to find a new in wrap, but it won't be cheap.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 11:52:03 AM EDT
I figure $200 would be the top that I am willing to pay.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 12:02:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 12:10:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By AtlantaFireman:
I figure $200 would be the top that I am willing to pay.



I think I paid more than that...



My wallet says, "How cheap can I buy a 1:7 chrome govt profile barrel?"
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 12:17:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 12:18:56 PM EDT by scottryan]

Originally Posted By AtlantaFireman:
I figure $200 would be the top that I am willing to pay.




I would plan on spending $450 to $600.

$200 might buy you a Colt government profile barrel on a lucky day.
Link Posted: 2/28/2006 1:33:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/28/2006 1:33:57 PM EDT by Extracheeze]

Originally Posted By Mouseomatic:
In the past thirty years I've neer seen a factory A1 profle chrome lined barrel with a 1/7 twist.



Here is one. It is a 20" A1 profile 1/7 twist made for the IDF. Since this pic was taken I acquired a Colt A-1 upper.


Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:45:50 PM EDT
That's what I'm talking about!
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