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Old May 18, 2020, 03:24   #1
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Converting a scrap Garand barrel to a Short Gas Para barrel.
Cut proper threads and rechamber tp 7.62X51mm



Adding a shoulder


Cut torqueing flats


Setting the proper timing



Gas block sleeve added.



Gas block mounted


Barrel cut to 15" . recrowned and muzzle threaded.


Muzzle break coming together



Mock up
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Old May 18, 2020, 08:41   #2
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Nice work and a cool lathe project!

Look forward to seeing the assemblage when the time comes.
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Old May 18, 2020, 09:24   #3
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I envy the man who has and knows how to run a lathe. He can build almost anything with it.
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Old May 18, 2020, 11:59   #4
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Cool project, let us know how it shoots please?
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Old May 18, 2020, 12:19   #5
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Cool project, let us know how it shoots please?
I will do that. When I began, I thought that the bore was in better shape than it actually is. We shall see if my efforts have been worth while.

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I envy the man who has and knows how to run a lathe. He can build almost anything with it.
That doesn't include me. At the end of the day, if the machine is still functioning and the tooling is intact, I consider that a success.
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Old May 18, 2020, 14:03   #6
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I would say you did well. Its hard to cut those threads and have the timing all come out right.
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Nice project, HBR. Are you done with the muzzle device or is there more work to be done?


At least you're using your lathe. Mine hasn't ran for 7 years. Every since I moved to Missouri. My mill has gotten some work but the lathe just sits there.
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Nice project, HBR. Are you done with the muzzle device or is there more work to be done?


At least you're using your lathe. Mine hasn't ran for 7 years. Every since I moved to Missouri. My mill has gotten some work but the lathe just sits there.
More work on the muzzle brake. The end cap has to be welded and turned, the exhaust ports milled, and the wrench flats and blind pin hole cut.
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More work on the muzzle brake. The end cap has to be welded and turned, the exhaust ports milled, and the wrench flats and blind pin hole cut.

Keep showing us your progress, please. Want to see your end results.
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Cool.......

i got a M1 barrel (criterion i think) that some one chambered too deep, you can loose a field gauge in it. wondered what i could do with it, never thought of this.

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Finishing Brake/Compensator







For the ninnies

Barrel length now 16.5"


All torqued and ready for test fire




Test fire was successful.

Brake/Compensator is surprisingly affective.

Final gas port size is .098.

Now to fab up the hand guards
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