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Posted: 9/1/2010 4:52:21 PM EDT
I just got an another LMT upper from an ar15.com industry partner and it is a 1/9 twist. Did LMT ever make a 1/9? The other 2 LMT uppers I have are all 1/7. Upon comparing all 3, the 1/9 is identical to my other LMT barrels.

Does anyone know

Thanks
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 5:03:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2010 5:18:58 PM EDT by ArmedSuspect]
never seen one.


edit:

seen this play out before... does your LMT upper have LMT on the left side of it in white letters?

guess so...
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 5:04:04 PM EDT
all of the lmts that i have owned have been 1/7.

never seen or heard of a 1/9

what else is marked on the barrel?
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 5:07:16 PM EDT
MP 5.56 NATO
1/9 CB
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 5:08:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2010 5:17:08 PM EDT by nickgioia]
Originally Posted By nickgioia:
MP 5.56 NATO
1/9 CB


It does have LMT on the side and was purchased from GTS AKA Dennys Guns.

http://global-tactical.com/lewismachineandtool145completeupper.aspx

LMT Tag is dated 8-14-08
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 5:14:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2010 5:15:49 PM EDT by SSeric02]
That item is listed on his website as having a 1/9 twist barrel, and LMT has done special runs of 1/9 barrels in the past so it could be a Denny's exclusive kinda thing.
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 5:17:48 PM EDT

hmm... Dennys is good people, give them a call and get the info direct. if that doesn't answer the question or you need / want more info call LMT. the customer service is top notch at both places and they'll be able to help you out.

Link Posted: 9/1/2010 5:19:38 PM EDT
That is what I thought...personally it's all the same to me as long as it is an lmt barrel I don't care what twist. It has to be a special run....per the tag it is over 2 years old
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 5:55:08 PM EDT
Dennys is good people. I talked on the phone with I believe him for about an hour. Extremely nice guy. I try and send alot of business his way.
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 5:57:35 PM EDT
pics or you're full of it.
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 6:05:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2010 6:13:10 PM EDT by FMJ]
LMT Rep Ryan J told me gov contracts call for 4140

I didnt ask about twist


Both my LMT M4 14.5 Have 1/7twist
I bought them around 5years ago
You can order from the LMT webite also

Email Gene Swanson of LMT to get the best info swansong@lewismachine.net
Gene is a Tech specialist
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 6:11:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nickgioia:
That is what I thought...personally it's all the same to me as long as it is an lmt barrel I don't care what twist. It has to be a special run....per the tag it is over 2 years old


Yep, he's had those "complete" LMT upper packages on his website for a while now. Call him and ask though, he'll tell you what's up.
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 6:16:28 PM EDT
BTW

Still should be a good upper.

and there are plenty of SHTF loads that work great in 1/9 twist beside the MK262 77gr smk and 75gr TAP

Also
My bushmaster 1/9
shot the 77gr smk fine
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 7:10:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SSeric02:
That item is listed on his website as having a 1/9 twist barrel, and LMT has done special runs of 1/9 barrels in the past so it could be a Denny's exclusive kinda thing.


I've never seen a real LMT with a 1.9 twist but it is very possible what the above poster has said is true. You can always call LMT and ask them although if it has a full inspection tag it is prob gtg. Denny's lists it as a 1/9 as well.

Someone mentioned shooting Gene Swanson and email and if you have a question he seems to be the one to ask. When I called LMT the other day they pretty much said he would be the one to call me back.
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 7:18:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2010 7:19:17 PM EDT by SSeric02]
Originally Posted By ccosby:
Originally Posted By SSeric02:
That item is listed on his website as having a 1/9 twist barrel, and LMT has done special runs of 1/9 barrels in the past so it could be a Denny's exclusive kinda thing.


I've never seen a real LMT with a 1.9 twist but it is very possible what the above poster has said is true. You can always call LMT and ask them although if it has a full inspection tag it is prob gtg. Denny's lists it as a 1/9 as well.

Someone mentioned shooting Gene Swanson and email and if you have a question he seems to be the one to ask. When I called LMT the other day they pretty much said he would be the one to call me back.


I bought one, coincidentally from Denny, a few years ago. He had a number of factory LMT uppers with 11.5" 1/9 stainless HBars that were advertised as contract overruns from a govt order. Came with LMT marked receiver and LMT QC tag.
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 8:27:28 PM EDT
I will be calling Gene tomorrow to get some background on these uppers. I totally trust Denny, he is great to deal with and a first class dealer. I just want to know why and for who they were produced. Once I find out I will let everyone know.
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 8:35:17 PM EDT
I didn't know LMT made anything with a 1/9 twist.

That said, it will still be a good upper. If LMT does indeed make a 1/9, you can bet it is the best 1/9 out there.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 9:01:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2010 9:04:03 AM EDT by js308]
LMT does not make a 1:9 twist barrel.
They have 4 twist rates for different calibers.
LMT standard mil spec 5.56 uppers: 1/7 twist
MRP barrels: 5.56 is 1:7, 6.8 SPC barrels are 1:10 and they have a .204 Ruger barrel that is 1:12
Their new .308 MRP MWS is a 1:11 twist.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 10:27:05 AM EDT
Email f rom Gene

We did make some special runs of these barrels. There should be a “star” or part of one stamped just inside the barrel extension on the face of the barrel. You probably bought the uppers from Denny or Kieslers. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to contact me via email or give me a call.

Gene Swanson
Technical Specialist
Lewis Machine & Tool Co.
1305 West 11th Street
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309.787.7151
Fax: 309.787.7193
Email: swansong@lewismachine.net
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 6:12:39 PM EDT
Evidently some 1:9 twist barrels shoot heavier bullets just fine. Read a recent magazine article where a Stag 1:9 shot under MOA with TAP 75 gr.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 6:29:22 PM EDT
I wonder who they were making the barrels for?

Good to know that you have a real deal LMT upper.

Originally Posted By nickgioia:
Email f rom Gene

We did make some special runs of these barrels. There should be a “star” or part of one stamped just inside the barrel extension on the face of the barrel. You probably bought the uppers from Denny or Kieslers. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to contact me via email or give me a call.

Gene Swanson
Technical Specialist
Lewis Machine & Tool Co.
1305 West 11th Street
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309.787.7151
Fax: 309.787.7193
Email: swansong@lewismachine.net


Link Posted: 9/2/2010 8:11:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nickgioia:
Originally Posted By nickgioia:
MP 5.56 NATO
1/9 CB


It does have LMT on the side and was purchased from GTS AKA Dennys Guns.

http://global-tactical.com/lewismachineandtool145completeupper.aspx

LMT Tag is dated 8-14-08



If you don't want a 1:9 twist, contact Denny's Guns and ask them to swap it out for you. Shouldn't be a problem.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:26:52 PM EDT
No, I actually like that iit s unique.....It's all good and Denny is an A+ dealer who has my respect
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