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removing barrel

Postby facehugger » Wed 13 Nov, 2013 1:07 am

I was wondering which option is the best to remove the barrel for cleaning:

1st: Muzzle brake remove and pull the barrel backwards out of the upper
2nd: remove the 4 screws of the two rings and lift it out of the upper

Im looking for a ultrasonic cleaner, but i saw, it wont fit into a cleaner when the upper and barrel are still together.

Also im wondering if removing the barrel out of the upper is not really intended, exept for barrel replacement.

So thanks for your help allready :D
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Re: removing barrel

Postby RangeRat » Thu 14 Nov, 2013 7:57 am

I would not recommend removing the barrel for any reason other than replacement. The barrel on the M107A1, M107 and M82A1 can be cleaned in the upper receiver by fully extending the barrel and locking in the barrel key. Place on a suitable work surface, place a towel or rag in the receiver just behind the barrel extension, position a trash can or other container under the muzzle and clean as you would any other rifle you own. Removing a muzzle brake is easy enough but reinstalling it and indexing it correctly can be a pain and requires new shims for a proper fit.
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Re: removing barrel

Postby facehugger » Thu 14 Nov, 2013 8:57 am

Thanks for the informations, i guess its like i thought, but did not wanted to hear :lol:

There goes my dream of an ultra wide ultrasonic :oops:
But its good to know.
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Re: removing barrel

Postby RangeRat » Fri 15 Nov, 2013 8:06 am

I have access to an ultrasonic that is 52" and an M82A1 fits in it with plenty of room to spare. You just have to collapse the barrel into the upper just like it would go in the case so it is possible to do what you want.
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Re: removing barrel

Postby facehugger » Sat 16 Nov, 2013 1:24 pm

42,5" collapsed in the upper it would be, so it should match.

I was allready thinking of building a own custom sonic, maybe even the cheapest way.
Professional Gunsonics which are usable for M107/M82 cost around 6-12'000 $ in the USA, i would have another 1-2'000 for importing/shipping to switzerland.
For that price i could even let the M107 brake once - so its not really worth it.

Like: "ugh, i have a black dustparticle on the brake - lets exchange the whole M107" :D

But with my lyman sonic i get all my handguns clean like almost new, so i guess it would be a cool thing for rifles.
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