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CircuitDesigner
June 17, 2002, 19:35
I am putting a new para barrel on my FAL. I got it from Dealer Warehouse and was wondering if I have to remove the parkerizing from the threads at the muzzle end of the barrel before I solder the muzzle brake on? Also, is there anything else I need to do to this brand new barrel before I put it on my receiver?

Thanks,

C.D.

Snakeshot
June 17, 2002, 20:25
I use a stainless steel brush on the muzzle threads to knock anything loose and then completely degrease. Likewise on the inside of the brake. Even a plastic bristle AR brush does pretty well.

As to the receiver end, also brush the threads and then use a little lubricant or anti-seize. HTH.

W.E.G.
June 17, 2002, 21:04
It is always advisable to strip down to bare metal before soldering anything. That said, I've done several muzzle-thingies on FAL's without removing old park. Seems to work OK. None have come loose.