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Posted: 3/18/2006 9:38:05 AM EDT
Building up a lightest possible weight carbine for my 9 year old to get started on (w/a .22 conversion unit) Bushie's featherweight 16incher would be just fine, but I'm hoping to save a few bucks w/an aftermarket supplier.

Before I call Bushie on Monday, does anyone know of an aftermarket source that would have either Bushie or an equivalent quality brand 1 in 9 twist chrome lined barrel, at a good price??
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 9:43:13 AM EDT
If you like to DIY, try JT distributing. That is where I got my pencil, chrome lined barrel. Very happy with it.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:11:43 AM EDT
Check out ar15barrels.com
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:51:26 AM EDT
It's not chrome lined, but I recently got one from DPMS. Very nice barrel. Looks good and is everything I wanted. I paid about $165 brand new. I looked into the Bushmaster barrel and everywhere I asked they were all backordered or allocated. Hope this helps.

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 11:02:05 AM EDT
I just bought that same profile from mapartsinc.com. I got a pre-ban A3 upper with a lightweight barrel.

Their stuff is made from Wilson blanks, cut by LMT (Lewis Machine and Tool).

read this: http://www.mapartsinc.com/anything.asp

I've got a POF-USA Predator 12X rail that I'm going to install on this upper. I'm going to chop the front sight down to a low profile gas block to get it to slip underneath the rail.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 11:02:29 AM EDT
Oly has a 16" featherweight barrel and a 16" M4 government profile barrel.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 11:07:33 AM EDT
I got an bushy lightweight complete barrel with handguard 4 sale, c_wallman@hotmail.com
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