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Old 08-22-2020, 03:20 AM
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I build custom rifles and Iíve installed many rifle barrels over the years. 03 and 03A3 receivers that havenít been messed with will torque NOS barrels without a lathe so donít be so quick to start cutting. Iíve had barrels with .50 between alignment marks that would torque and align just fine. Requires the correct barrel vice, action wrench, and technique. Cycling torque between the receiver and barrel will give proper alignment 99% of the time.

Messed with receivers, take off barrels, and swapping parts around are a whole other matter.

You have to have proper crush and torque. Simply cutting metal to get the marks closer together is not the correct way of doing it and can cause you issues.
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Old 09-28-2020, 05:29 PM
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I bought a CMP barrel vise and receiver wrench back when they sold them on the e-store.
Were the tools USGI surplus or commercial?

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Old 09-28-2020, 07:13 PM
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Were the tools USGI surplus or commercial?

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