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Posted: 10/14/2002 8:56:23 PM EDT
I have a few questions regarding Colt uppers.

First off, does Colt offer a 16" HBAR? If so, is it chrome lined?

Secondly, does anybody know of a place that would actually have the above barrel in stock?

How about as a complete A3 upper?

I need some answers ASAP. Thanks!
Link Posted: 10/14/2002 9:11:05 PM EDT
Brou,

You might want to drop Old Painless an instant message. As I recall, he was discussing using a 16" Colt HBAR carbine at Thunder Ranch. Not sure if the barrels are chrome-lined or not, but he reported 100% reliability with his after firing about 1200 rounds through it during the course. He should be able to tell you what you wanna know.

---Charging Handle
Link Posted: 10/14/2002 9:24:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2002 9:26:21 PM EDT by brouhaha]
OK, another question.

Is ANYBODY else making chrome lined, 16" HBAR barrels with a 1/7 twist? And do they offer them as complete uppers in A3 form?
Link Posted: 10/14/2002 11:55:46 PM EDT
Brou,

Rock River Arms is now producing chrome-lined barrels as an option. Whether or not they make the exact twist and profile combo you want, I have no idea. It might be worth checking out though.
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 6:38:05 AM EDT
Colt does make a 16" HBAR in 1 in 9" twist. It is chrome lined. They use this barrel on their LE "Tactical Carbine" Model 6721. Check with RGuns or SAW.

Lynn
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 5:12:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 7:16:06 PM EDT
Your best bet is to try Ken at SAWLESALES

They have Colt 6721 uppers with Chrome Lined 1/9 HBARs. Colt's LE/Mil line are all chrome lined chamber and barrel. The Civilian barrels will only have the bore chrome lined.

The only Barrels colt is making in 1/7 will be the M4(14.5 and 16") and on a limited basis the 20" Govt profile. Bushmaster offers the same barrel for half the price.
Link Posted: 10/15/2002 7:24:41 PM EDT
Thanks, guys. That's exactly what I needed to know.
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