No More Barrel Problems
Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:19 PM
I saw another thread refering to a Thompson barrel clamp being offered on Ebay, and being a sucker for a new tool I bought one...believe me...that was one of the best purchases I have made! It is made of solid steel...weighs about six pounds and holds the barrel snugly while having a slot for the grip mount cut into the clamp. Allow for about a 1/2 inch turn before repositioning of the barrel becomes necessary.
A bit of red lock tight and some muscle put the barrel back in place snugly, and today after running over 300 rounds through the weapon the barrel is as tight as can be.
On another note I had purchased a replacement barrel from Kahr Arms for the M1928 TSMG....guess what...the barrel they picture...finned and threaded for compensator comes finned and without compensator threads. The barrel has the proper length muzzle end to allow for the Cutts, but would have to be sent to a machine shop to be threaded. I paid $199.00 for the barrel with shipping and really feel like I have been had. Does anyone know how hard it is to return an item to Kahr Arms?
Posted 09 February 2004 - 12:16 PM
With a proper interface and torque, the barrel is stable without the use of “glue”. In my experience, the WH barrels were never fitted correctly- that is why they glued them in place (with epoxy).
Posted 09 February 2004 - 05:24 PM
That oughta be tough enough for a semi SBR shouldn't it?
Posted 09 February 2004 - 06:28 PM
NAC SMG barrels are listed around $110.00...Kahr's are $190.00 and incorrectly made...at least the one I received was.