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Old January 07, 2013, 15:43   #72
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Originally Posted by gunplumber View Post
My head hurts (shut up shlomo). I thought the FAL went from RH threads at the muzzle to LH threads because firing tended to loosen the RH flash hider. What is different about the forces applied to the barrel that would not make it also true for that?

I am not saying the barrel would unscrew, only that force 9stretching of threads) would apply to the barrel as well, making firing relieve rather than increase the stress.
A RH twist wants to tighten both the R/H barrel/receiver joint, and the L/H F/H joint. Visualize both ends from the rear, noting which way they turn relative to the barrel to unscrew. Now turn the barrel counterclockwise (viewed from the rear) Both ends tighten.
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