AK barrel

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by thanson, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. thanson

    thanson New Member

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    Can anyone recomend an pressed in US made barell for 7.62 under 150.00 dollars?
     
  2. thanson

    thanson New Member

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    anyone? what about green mountain?
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Green mountain makes good black powder and .22 barrels. Imagine they would make a decent AK barrel if they offer one.
     
  4. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    From what I understand Green Mountain makes the barrels for Century's AK's that they put together.
     
  5. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man New Member

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  6. thanson

    thanson New Member

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    "still need the hand guard notch. Retainer pin cut needs to be made after parts are fitted. The gas port hole has not been drilled."

    Assuming I have to take the barrel down to my local gunsmith to have this work done, Wouldn't it be more cost effective to buy a barrel already ready to go? I am not a gunsmith so I do not know how much work or time is required for doing these things.
     
  7. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man New Member

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    Good luck finding one "already ready to go" that is why it is called building not assembly.

    The hand guard notch can be cut with a steady hand and a dremel. The retainer pins & gas port hole will always need be cut to your parts.
     
  8. thanson

    thanson New Member

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    :D I wasn't trash talking the barrel, I appreciate the help.....I was more or less asking If I myelf would be cappable of doing to the work myself.

    I assume there are jigs or fixtures I can buy to do the gas port hole myself but I don't know about the retainer pin notch.....looks like most people cut them on a Mill at a machine shop? or is there a way someone can do that at home too?
     
  9. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man New Member

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    The gas port hole can be drilled by a hand drill after the gas block is pinned in place with a long gas port drill bit.
    http://ak-builder.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30051
    The .223 & the 5.45 barrels need to be drilled first then assembled because the gas port is 90° to the bore & you can't drill through the gas block.
    If you have or buy one of these small drill presses you have everything you need for drilling & reaming the block mounting pins.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/5-speed-bench-drill-press-60238.html
    The hand guard notch I cut with a dremel & then finished it with a round hand file.
    Just trying to let you see that it can be done at home & if you take it slow you can make it look as good or better than the factory made guns.
     
  10. thanson

    thanson New Member

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    Thanks for all the info! And thanks for the link to the drill press, I will see about getting ahold of one. I have a dremel, precision measuring tools, basic tools exct... I took your recomendations and bought the romanian barrel. Looks like they are a few weeks behind on sending out orders but at least they have in stock...