Threading a barrel

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by ArrizX, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. ArrizX

    ArrizX New Member

    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.
  2. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

    wouldnt recommend doing it yourself. Trued and squared will be a tough one to do without custom work.

  3. BillM

    BillM Well-Known Member Supporter

    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
  4. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

    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!
  5. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    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....:rolleyes:

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

  6. ArrizX

    ArrizX New Member

    Perfect, I appreciate it alot Dillinger, PM sent