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Old 06-24-2018, 05:53 PM
SA1942 SA1942 is offline
 
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Default Place to install a M1A barrel?

Can I get some recommendations on a gunsmith to install a M1A barrel? Ran into a guy over the weekend at the old gun shop I use to work for and he bought a kit with a receiver for cheap. The guy lives in Iowa and the gunsmith he took it too didnít have the vice blocks to do it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Jeremy
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:14 PM
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I would recommend Chuck Moline in Colorado (720-841-1399) or Jim Gravitt in Illinois (309-475-2502). I have had both rebarrel for me and have been more than happy with the quality results.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:25 PM
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What is the going rate for barrel install on a M1A? I had orion7 install a barrel for me and it was reasonably priced I thought.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:27 PM
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For a garand. Should clarify.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:54 PM
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Ted Brown / shooters den. Ted barreled up mine and fit the bolt, nice job.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:46 AM
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This may offend purists, but any "gunsmith" or advanced hobbyist should be able to install and finish chamber a M1A barrel. No special tools required. Good Shooting. ..
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Old 06-25-2018, 12:40 PM
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Give Bruce Dow at Dow Arms Room a call, if you are thinking of shipping it anyway. He advertises in the GCA Journal and is located in Dade City, Florida. His number is 352-567-9800. E:Mail: [email protected].

He has done work for me in the past and I was pleased with the price and quality of the work. He does work on M1A/M14's as well as Garands.

He should be able to quote you a price.

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Old 06-25-2018, 12:53 PM
Ted Brown Ted Brown is offline
 
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"No special tools required" ? Do you use a bench vise and a monkey wrench?
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:47 PM
4gun-drill 4gun-drill is online now
 
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This may offend purists, but any "gunsmith" or advanced hobbyist should be able to install and finish chamber a M1A barrel. No special tools required. Good Shooting. ..
Well you probably don't need a torque wrench to rebuild a motor either. But I would fire any mechanic that I caught not using one.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:03 PM
ceresco ceresco is online now
 
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Well, purists: Any barrel vise. A large crescent wrench will work, but I use aluminum blocks cut to fit and a 4 foot tap wrench on the receiver. I do have the M1 barrel vise...actually two of them. My improvised tools work fine and I have removed and barreled hundreds of rifle. So fire me. Good Shooting. ...
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