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Jwill
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« on: May 06, 2017, 01:21:26 PM »

I would like to know what steps are being used to cut and thread tavor/x95 barrels or what kind of set-up is needed. I don't need speculation I want to hear from people who "know" how it is done or have done it.
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 02:18:57 PM »

GEARHEAD WOULD ME THE GUY TO ASK


http://bullpupforum.com/index.php?topic=11333.msg115867#msg115867
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Jwill
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 04:22:18 AM »

It cost about $300 to buy the tools to shorten your own barrel assuming you own or have access to a hacksaw, welder and drill.
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 10:55:17 AM »

You'd need a lathe to do that. Mini-lathes cost between $500-$1000. There are videos on Youtube showing how it's done. A local machine shop could do it, or you could just ship it off to ADCO. Otherwise, yeah, you're looking at some expensive tools to be able to do it yourself.

Btw, why would you need a hacksaw, welder, and drill for this? Are you planning to perm the flash hider? And please don't tell me you're thinking of using a hacksaw to shorten the barrel... How short do you want the barrel anyway? Are you planning to make an SBR?
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 12:57:50 PM »

This is the list of specialty tools required for cutting and threading barrels "without" a lathe keep in mind these can be used for other barrel shortening projects also so if you plan to do this more than once the tools will pay for themselves.

1/2 x 28 Thread Align. tool for .223, 5.56 $7.00
1/2 x 28 Threading kit $68.00
Threading tool Annular Cutter for 1/2 x 28 $82.00
.223 Pilot for Annular Cutter $12.00
45* Chamfer Cutter $59.00
90* Facing Cutter $58.00
Steel Pilot for Facing and Chamfer Cutters $26.00
Facing and Chamfering Tool Handle $15.00 (You can get by without this by using a 1/4-20 nut threaded onto the tool.)

Total $327 (This is the bare minimum as far as I'm aware, tools and prices (rounded up to the nearest dollar) are from Carolina Shooter Supply and Brownells.)

1. Cut barrel to approximate length
2. Use 90* facing cutter to face the end of the barrel and and achieve exact length
3. Use annular cutter to reduce the diameter of the area to be threaded
4. Thread the barrel
5. Use 45* chamfer cutter to crown the end.

Note; I haven't performed this task yet so I will update this post should any new knowledge be revealed in the next week or two after the tools arrive, however there are "how too" videos on the interwebs.
 
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 02:51:05 PM »

What length do you intend to cut your barrel down to? What are you planning to do with the welder and drill?

Here's a video where a guy does exactly what you're talking about doing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY95wVA9s9U

I'm still not enthusiastic about the idea of using a hacksaw on a rifle barrel, but with the tools you listed, you can get the job done. Still, it would make more sense to just have ADCO do it professionally--that would be less expensive than buying all these tools, unless you plan to do this multiple times.


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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 03:59:41 PM »

Try ADCO Firearms.  They cut, threaded and crowned an AR barrel to 10.5" for a pistol and the cost was not bad.  They did a first-rate job.  I've included a link for you.  No need to buy a bunch of tools and equipment you seldom use.

https://adcofirearms.com/products/gunsmithing/barrel-threading-gunsmithing/
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 04:39:42 PM »

The tools will most likely see further use I have my best gun buying years ahead of me.
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2017, 06:26:26 PM »

+1 for ADCO!
My personal experiences with them are stellar!
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