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#1 Mike Hammer

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 03:22 PM

Curious to know which original replacement barrels are tougher to get a hold of, the M3 or the M3A1? I wonder if once they came out with newer barrel with the flats on them that might be all they produced from then on? Here are both of my barrels , first the M3, then the M3A1.

 

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#2 Blanksguy

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 07:10 PM

I would think that the earlier NOS GL barrel assemblies without "flats" would be more.......but you have to consider the original 9mm barrel-assemblies as well. (in used and/or NOS condition.....but not reproductions.).

I am not sure if the Chinese versions of the GreaseGun marked their barrel-assemblies...…...but they may fall into there somewhere in value.

 

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 09:54 AM

The hardest to find are the Vietnam era Chromium-lined M3A1 barrels. 


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Posted 14 May 2020 - 12:14 PM

The hardest to find are the Vietnam era Chromium-lined M3A1 barrels. 


Now you have got me trying to remember!
When I was stationed at Fort Carson (1979-1980) we had M3 Grease Guns issued.
In Germany (1980-1984) we had the M3A1 issued.
I shot them and cleaned them.
Downrange at Fort Carson I even fired one at infantry targets from the loaders hatch! (Fun time that was!)
I went to the unit Armorer's course and spent time in the unit arms room both in the USA and in Germany.
I spotted chrome lined 1911A1 barrels, but don't ever remember seeing a lined Grease Gun barrel.
We didn't shoot any of the .45 caliber gun's much in Germany due to a shortage of .45 ammo for training.

I do remember a friend burning his hand on a Grease Gun barrel after walking off the range, I still remember that sound followed by his yell in pain.

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 07:52 AM

I had one that came with a parts kit, I had only seen two others.

 

I sold it to a board member here. I'll see if I can find the photos.


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Posted 23 May 2020 - 07:19 PM

THIS Might be a chrome-lined GG barrel, if so a steal at that price $275.

 

http://www.sturmgewe...easegun-barrel/


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Posted 23 May 2020 - 08:13 PM

And there's this:

https://www.gunbroke.../item/868463852


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