Chrome line barrel

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eagles
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Chrome line barrel

Post by eagles » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:24 pm

Does anyone offer any refurbishing of the model 8 barrel, like maybe chrome lining and or does anyone offer a replacement barrel ?

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Re: Chrome line barrel

Post by 81police » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:29 am

Hi eagles, I've never heard of anything other than the odd, custom one-off

Never seen a larger scale barrel production for these.
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eagles
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Re: Chrome line barrel

Post by eagles » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:36 am

it seems odd considering the numbers that were made and how popular in many circles they still are, do you know who did the custom one-off ? Thanks

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Re: Chrome line barrel

Post by Fred » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:40 pm

A replacement barrel is easy to come by, though likely expensive. Talk to any barrel maker to make to a coutour/caliber/twist identical to what you have, then have a smith thread, chamber and crown the replacement barrel. This is common work that should be a service available through any competent gunsmith.

To be honest, you can get pretty far with a 1" OD Green Mountain barrel cut in the right places to clear the M8/M81 internal clockwork. It doesn't have to be a perfect profile of the original barrel which is quite thin in the larger calibers, though that approach will likely make a for a heavier rifle. Being a recoil-operated design heavier barrels might affect function in the lighter calibers.

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Re: Chrome line barrel

Post by 81police » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:43 am

if you go the custom barrel route, I'd suggest aiming to have the new barrel's weight and profile match the original.
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