We recently decided to add a muzzle device to our factory cut and crowned Colt 16 5/8″ barrel. As always, the following is presented to document our projects and is for information purposes only.
We are a big fan of heavy, contoured (.875′) 16″ barrels on ARs. Once common, acquiring one nowadays is a difficult task, especially if you want a chrome lined parkerized barrel. Fortunately, Brownells offer a stripped Colt barrel and front sight assembly in their catalog. The only downside is that the muzzle is not threaded to accept a muzzle device.
Blueprinting, or truing a rifle action ensures the receiver face, threads, lugs, bolt lugs and bolt face are square to the center line of the receiver. In this article, we will start with a new Remington 700 short […]
I really enjoy the custom Remington 700 .308 Winchester tactical rifle I built in Building a Custom Remington 700 .308 Tactical Rifle. After I wrote that, I did a few more modifications and posted them in How to […]
An important part of the gunsmith’s tasks is the ability to install a properly fitted recoil pad. Occasionally you may find a factory replacement pad that aligns perfectly, but more often than not, you’ll end […]