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Old July 17, 2018, 13:26   #1
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Barrel Threads Prep

Hello all,

I am about to remove the barrel this weekened from the stub of my imbel kit.

My plan is to then run the threads over the wire wheel of my bench grinder to remove anything left in the threads.

I am wondering what most folks do(if anything) to put on the threads before re-installing back onto the receiver I have seen talk of Anti-seize and Loc tite? If I dont plan to ever remove the barrel again is any of that necessary?

Thanks.
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Old July 17, 2018, 13:43   #2
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Just a bit of anti-sieze, after you've chased the threads with a die. do NOT use Lok-Tite.
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Hello all,

I am about to remove the barrel this weekened from the stub of my imbel kit.

My plan is to then run the threads over the wire wheel of my bench grinder to remove anything left in the threads.

I am wondering what most folks do(if anything) to put on the threads before re-installing back onto the receiver I have seen talk of Anti-seize and Loc tite? If I dont plan to ever remove the barrel again is any of that necessary?

Thanks.
The threads on a FAL barrel require the same as Model 70s, Garands, Mausers, Springfields, Model 94 lever actions, et cetera.

Nothing.
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ETA: If there is a little lubrication needed , I use aerosol brake cleaner. The surface only has to stay wet for 30 seconds.


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Old July 17, 2018, 18:57   #4
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Wire wheel the threads is fine. I refrain from using a die to chase threads. First FAL I assembled was an IMBEL and from my experience the die removed too much material from threads, made them too thin. A thread file works to clean up threads, also valve lapping compound on threads to mate to receiver if fit seems too tight. When using compound just snug and loosen to work threads together. Good luck
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I like these guys: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000LEGYPK. https://www.webbikeworld.com/repair-...s-thread-file/ has some good explanation on how to use it.

And agree about running a die in the threads. Maybe finding a nut would be better?
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Old July 21, 2018, 08:40   #6
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Anti seize. You never know if you may want to change up the configuration in a couple of years. I put it on the locking shoulder too.

You will probably get an understanding trying to remove the receiver stub. There's a good chance it's not going to just spin off.
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