Threading a barrel
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > Gunsmithing & Do-It-Yourself Projects > Gunsmithing Forum > Threading a barrel

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-18-2008, 06:56 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ArrizX's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 268
Liked 22 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default Threading a barrel

Well, as everyone remembers I have made a thread about barrel blemishes on my hi point 995. I never did send it back because right now I am fairly busy to bother with it, and second I have the ATI stock on, and it took several hours plus minor modifications to do. Not sure if that was the stock not made perfectly, or if my breech system on the gun wasnt perfect.

Either way, it was extremely hard to get on, and I dont want to take it off to send it back. I could send it back with out putting it back in the old stock, but its not worth the effort to me to take off the ATI stock.

Anyways, I want to thread the barrel for right now a fake compensator, because I think it would just 'look cool', and it is a great way to get rid of the barrel problem. So, I am wondering where I can buy a set of theading pieces and how hard it is to do.

I personally have a set that is SAE from 5/16'' to 1'' with course threads running from 14 to 18. However, the compensator I like is fine thread at 1/2x28. So, because its a 9mm caliber size, I assume my barrel (I will measure tomorrow) is 1/2, so I need to find a die that will give me 28 threads per inch.

can anyone help in my situation? Finding a local gunsmith is not an option. Anyone I have talked to only will fix a gun. They wont do 'custom' work.
ArrizX is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join Today! - Click Here

Old 12-18-2008, 07:42 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
hillbilly68's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,000
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


wouldnt recommend doing it yourself. Trued and squared will be a tough one to do without custom work.
"I'm your brother, just make it count."
hillbilly68 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 02:00 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
BillM's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Amity
Posts: 1,060
Liked 233 Times on 126 Posts
Likes Given: 12


The 1/2-28 die is available from Brownells.

You sem to have your mind made up--but it's really a bad idea to try
threading the barrel by hand. ANY little mis-alignment will throw the
fake can at an angle, with a good chance of the bullet hitting it.

Do it right. Pull the stock off, find the local gunsmith with a lathe and have it
threaded. Especially if the barrel is 16" now---there isn't any room for cutting
off the screwed up threads and re-doing it without going below the federal
minimum length.

My 2, YMMV
BillM is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 02:39 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
dunerunner's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florence, Oregon
Posts: 8,480
Liked 33 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 4


I'd be very, very careful with this. I know in Commiefornia, the State recalled Walther P22's with threaded barrels and required the manufacturer to replace them because they were capable of being fitted with a silencer. Make sure you are legal!
People get the government they deserve.
dunerunner is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 04:05 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: I see you, and you will not know when I will strike
Posts: 24,301
Liked 3485 Times on 1612 Posts
Likes Given: 3590


We thread barrels all the time in the shop, but we do them all in the lathe so it's 100% dead nuts true and centered.

I would recommend against doing it by hand as well, it's just not worth the possibility of getting it even a little wrong.

Best case, you slighty ruin your barrel and it looks bad.

Worst case - well....

If you want the name and address of where you can send it, along with a quote, shoot me a PM.

Dillinger is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 05:34 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ArrizX's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 268
Liked 22 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 5


Perfect, I appreciate it alot Dillinger, PM sent
ArrizX is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
buy a aftermarket barrel? seedy Glock Forum 8 01-18-2009 08:03 PM
New Barrel for a Rem 870 12 ga Jables General Shotgun Discussion 8 09-16-2008 02:19 PM
20" 870 Barrel? Boris Firearm Accessories & Gear 2 05-10-2008 04:48 AM
Threading Glock? stomach9 Glock Forum 1 01-27-2008 12:04 PM
Is AK threading to unreliable for a suppressor? How to test? PuppetMaster AK & SKS Discussion 0 05-18-2007 04:12 PM

Newest Threads