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.
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 […]
While you can easily leave an empty dovetail notch alone or buy a pre-made insert, dovetail notches can be permanently filled to provide a high quality look to your build. It should be noted that the rifle […]