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I have been tinkering around with one of my M44 barreled receivers lately. I have taken of the rear sight, and lightly grinded the outside of the barrel with my Dremel to make it smoother.
I have not taken off the bayonet lug, instead I thought about just cutting the barrel off right underneth it, where the step can be seen if you do take it off.
I know the legal barrel limit is 16"
-Do you measure this at the end of the receiver up?

-What kind of saw would you recomend to cut it down?-I have ascess to various kinds, you name it.

-Recrown. I have seen some use a drill with a stone bit to do this, but I don't know the entire process. Any help here?
Any advice would be a great help-Thanks
 

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Barrel length is measured from bolt face to the end of the barrel but I'd err on the long side if I were you. Never want to hack off ATFE! I usually mark the place I wish to cut a barrel off with a tubing cutter and use a standard hacksaw to remove the bulk. Leave it a bit long and file back to the line. I use a piloted tool to cut the end perfectly flat and another to produce the crown or set it up in a lathe and do all the above steps. I have seen the round head bolt in an electric drill espoused as the simple expediant.. I've not tried it. In use a small square of emory paper is laid down with the grit side toward the barrel. The bolt is checked in the drill and the bolt head pressed against the end of the bore, trapping the paper and when the motor is run the paper turns, rounding off the end of the lands. Use a file and very fine paper to smooth the flat end of the barrel before cutting the crown. When cutting the crown the bolts angle must constantly be altered to avoid an uneven cut..
 

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Thanks gunnut. Thats the kind of advice I was looking for. I see your point about using a hack saw. Not to produce to much heat. Along with other things. Any more advice here?
 

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I used valve grinding compound and a round headed brass bolt chucked in a drill to remove burrs on the lands of an encore barrel. The Custom stainless TC barrel came with the lands and grooves flat at the muzzle. I put enough bevel so the lands would be deeper than the grooves. I believe it reduced the groups slightly... - maybe .5". It now will shoot .75 to 1" rather than 1 to 1.25.
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