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Posted: 9/14/2003 1:06:21 PM EDT
How can i tell if a barrel is or isn't?
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 3:13:22 PM EDT
Somebody must know this???
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 3:44:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/14/2003 3:46:32 PM EDT by Hoplophile]
Just look at it. If it's chromed then you'll see the silvery/white chrome around the muzzle and/or breach. Edited to add that you need to learn a little patience. You allowed barely two hours on a sunday when most of the country is watching football and/or having dinner.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 4:00:21 PM EDT
Fire the rifle to prep the bore and leave it out in the rain for a couple of days. If it doesn't rust it's chromed. [:D] All kidding aside it can be difficult to tell if the rifle has been shot to any extent. What brand barrel is it?
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 4:03:22 PM EDT
I'm sorry,i'm not an AR pro.(yet)I figured a question that simple would be laughed at by the many more experieced members here at this great(the best ar)site,and be answered almost imedietly.Your right i'll try to be more patient next time.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 4:07:19 PM EDT
I'm not positive it's an M-4 with a built in mini-y comp.I've been told model-1 or B.M?I had the gun built and i've heard you don't have to break in a chrome barrel??If it need's brake in where can i get the best advice on that?Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 4:28:10 PM EDT
Best advise on "breaking in" barrel. Forget you ever heard the term. It's total BS. Take the thing out and shoot it. Lay off extended rapid fire for a couple of hundred rounds, then do as you please. The breaking in thing is a scam put out by the manufacturers, because they don't properly inspect and test fire their ARs, and they're scared something will break in the first few hundred rounds. That's what "breaking" in is all about, as far as I can tell. Winchester and Remington don't tell you that you have to break in a barrel. The AR makers shouldn't either[;D]
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 4:53:32 PM EDT
Thanks for the advice,i'll do just that.(noticed you from GA,i just got back from Alpharetta)
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 5:01:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 5:53:56 PM EDT
With a clean barrel (no soot), you can usually see excess chrome lining as it "roll over" the crown. [img]http://pic2.picturetrail.com/VOL33/1216349/2303971/31740412.jpg[/img] And, sometimes, you can't [img]http://pic2.picturetrail.com/VOL33/1216349/2303971/32675261.jpg[/img] But, in both cases, I would expect to see the chrome lining among the rifling.
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 2:59:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2003 1:45:58 PM EDT by shamayim]
Originally Posted By storminnorman: Thanks for the advice,i'll do just that.(noticed you from GA,i just got back from Alpharetta)
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Yeah, lived in the metro Atlanta area for over 30 years, but finally got out a few months ago. Went up to northwest part of the state (Rome area) where the air is clean, the deer are plentiful, and the local Walmart still sells rifles [:D]
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 2:43:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By storminnorman: I'm not positive it's an M-4 with a built in mini-y comp.I've been told model-1 or B.M?
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A Bushy barrel is marked B MP 556 NATO 1x9. If so marked, it's chromed.
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