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Posted: 5/27/2003 1:54:20 AM EDT
At the risk of getting a good laugh at, I must get an answer to this question:

On an existing chrome moly AR barrel, is it possible to have it done/re-done in chrome??

Is there a business that does this kind of work?

T.I.A.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 5:05:17 AM EDT
I haven't heard of it. Suggest you just rebarrel. You can easily sell the chromoly, or keep it as a spare.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 2:35:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/27/2003 2:37:11 PM EDT by Black_Rifle]
Originally Posted By M4C: On an existing chrome moly AR barrel, is it possible to have it done/re-done in chrome?? T.I.A.
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No without risking your retirement plan. Just buy another barrel and replace your existing one and as stated above keep it as a spare tire. BR Byt the way I forgot to add.... [ROFL] [ROFL] [ROFL] [ROFL] [ROFL] [ROFL] and this... [LOL] [LOL] [LOL] [LOL] [LOL] [LOL] [LOL]
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 9:47:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/27/2003 9:47:50 PM EDT by M4C]
Kind of makes sense. I guess I'll have to get that nice 16" M4 upper from Bushmaster after all. Might as well get the whole upper [:P]
Link Posted: 5/28/2003 7:57:06 AM EDT
This would not be possible without reboreing, and re-rifling the barrel. You see to make a chrome lined barrel you must initially cut the barrel bore to a dimension that is .006" larger than the bore of a barrel that would not be chrome lined. It may also be possible to do an acid etching to releive the bore, but the rifling would be all but lost in the process. But then again, covering a good rifling with chrome does almost the same thing anyway. Stick with a button rifled 4140 or 416 SS barrel. You'll be better off and get just as long a barrel life as a chrome lined one. 80,000 rounds plus....
Link Posted: 5/29/2003 2:38:54 AM EDT
Marker Machine, up in Illinois, used to advertise in the American Rifleman for years to do Chrome lining---but I haven't seen a thing on them for at least 15 years. Had them do an M1 carbine for me 35 years ago or so and the lining held up for about 3-4000 rounds of mostly bump fire type shooting; then I started getting some peeling at the throat. Didn't affect accuracy tho. After all, it was a Carbine; not a benchrest piece[:D] My recollection is that they only plated to a depth of about a thousanth or so. The preplating electropolishing took off about half a thousanth so the plate only tightened up dimensions by a thousanth---not enough to cause any problems[:D]. Don't know what happened to them. Haven't seen anything on aftermarket plating ever since they stopped advertising.
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