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Posted: 12/11/2005 5:41:11 AM EDT
Hey all,
I don't even have an FAL yet, but I've seen a few Argie chrome lined barrels for sale. Are these good barrels? Would it be wise to buy a few "just in case"? I know chrome lining is hotly debated in the AR world, but is it the same deal for FALs? For a all around fun blaster/SHTF (in case of BIG zombies) does the mantra "go chrome or go home" apply here too?

Thanks
Rich
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 9:38:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2005 9:39:19 AM EDT by ian187]
There is a large lot of Argie barrels going around that do not have concentric bores. I would be very careful before you buy one, especially if you plan on shortening it.

Link Posted: 12/11/2005 9:46:14 AM EDT
Yeah,
I heard about that from "Gunplummer"
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 8:00:43 PM EDT
How do you tell if the barrels are bad? Just bought an ARG barrel.
Link Posted: 12/12/2005 10:50:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/12/2005 11:26:12 AM EDT
The Argy barrels that have the "open-ear" gas blocks use a different type sight post (same as the Izzy's) and require a taller rear sight (inch or Indian). So, they can't be used on a para or a rig with a para rear sight - at least without changing the gas block.
The barrels themselves are excellant, with chromelining and bore! I have one on a carbine build, with an Indian folding rear sight and threaded for a G3 flash hider.
Link Posted: 12/12/2005 12:10:39 PM EDT
Argentine barrels are excellent. Ignore what you have heard and buy one while you can. It's hilarious some of the things I read here.
Link Posted: 12/12/2005 12:13:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Trumpet:
Hey all,
I don't even have an FAL yet, but I've seen a few Argie chrome lined barrels for sale. Are these good barrels? Would it be wise to buy a few "just in case"? I know chrome lining is hotly debated in the AR world, but is it the same deal for FALs? For a all around fun blaster/SHTF (in case of BIG zombies) does the mantra "go chrome or go home" apply here too?

Thanks
Rich



Chrome lined bores have never actually proved to do anything that a non chromed barrel wont do. They are easier to clean but will in no way last longer than a true chromeoly barrel contrary to popular myth. A simple metals class at your local community college will teach you that.

Go chrome or go home is simply silly. Especially for a semi civilian weapon.
Link Posted: 12/12/2005 12:27:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By patriot73:
Argentine barrels are excellent. Ignore what you have heard and buy one while you can. It's hilarious some of the things I read here.



You are right, ignore what you've heard!



Argie Barrels

Link Posted: 12/12/2005 12:56:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By patriot73:
Argentine barrels are excellent. Ignore what you have heard and buy one while you can. It's hilarious some of the things I read here.


Link Posted: 12/12/2005 1:06:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/12/2005 1:11:53 PM EDT by Trumpet]
That's exactly the post I was referring to.

Here's another pic..


That's what I'm worried about getting...
Link Posted: 12/12/2005 6:06:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ian187:

Originally Posted By patriot73:
Argentine barrels are excellent. Ignore what you have heard and buy one while you can. It's hilarious some of the things I read here.



You are right, ignore what you've heard!

www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/webpictures/bentbbl01.jpg

Argie Barrels




So what exactly are you pointing out here in this picture? A barrel trashed by someone with a lathe?
Link Posted: 12/12/2005 6:10:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ian187:

Originally Posted By patriot73:
Argentine barrels are excellent. Ignore what you have heard and buy one while you can. It's hilarious some of the things I read here.



You are right, ignore what you've heard!

www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/webpictures/bentbbl01.jpg

Argie Barrels




I read the post on FALFILES. I would surmise he got a batch of bad barrels. This is not an indication that Argentine barrels are bad, just a bad batch.
Link Posted: 12/12/2005 8:01:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/12/2005 8:09:04 PM EDT by ian187]

Originally Posted By patriot73:

Originally Posted By ian187:

Originally Posted By patriot73:
Argentine barrels are excellent. Ignore what you have heard and buy one while you can. It's hilarious some of the things I read here.



You are right, ignore what you've heard!

www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/webpictures/bentbbl01.jpg

Argie Barrels




So what exactly are you pointing out here in this picture? A barrel trashed by someone with a lathe?



The lathe cuts the out side of the barel concentric to the bore. As you can see, the lathe is cutting concentric to the bore but not cutting concentric to the outside of the barrel. Hense, the bore is not concentric to the boutside of the barrel.



Link Posted: 12/12/2005 8:08:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By patriot73:

Originally Posted By ian187:

Originally Posted By patriot73:
Argentine barrels are excellent. Ignore what you have heard and buy one while you can. It's hilarious some of the things I read here.



You are right, ignore what you've heard!

www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/webpictures/bentbbl01.jpg

Argie Barrels




I read the post on FALFILES. I would surmise he got a batch of bad barrels. This is not an indication that Argentine barrels are bad, just a bad batch.



Is there an echo in here? As I stated the first time, there is a large lot going around of Agie barrels that have bores that are not concentric to the barrel. Not all Argie barrels are bad but you sould excercise caution so that you do not get a bad one. This especially holds true if you plan on cutting one down because you may not be able to tell until it is off of the lathe.



Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:28:19 PM EDT
If you plan on leaving them at 21" then it won't matter.
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