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Offline TURRICAN

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Anybody cut down a 16" barrel
« on: January 17, 2018, 08:50:00 PM »
It doesn't seem like CZ will have the 14" barrel in stock any time soon so I'm planning on sending mine out to be cut down to 14.5" and doing a pin and weld to non NFA length.
I was planning on buying the regulator for the 14" barrel but do I need to open up the gas port.
THanks in advance for any advise.

Offline John A.

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Re: Anybody cut down a 16" barrel
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 10:26:59 PM »
You're going to cut a 16 inch barrel, recrown and rethread, and install a 1.5" flash hider back on and pin and weld, just to get back to 16 inches again?
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Offline armoredman

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Re: Anybody cut down a 16" barrel
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 12:05:47 AM »
AR guys do it all the time, to use real M4 barrels. The option is to remove the flash hider later if the owner wants to SBR the rifle. Just for ME, I'd rather keep that extra inch and a half of rifled barrel, but that's the wonderful thing about America, diversity of choice. Post pics when you're done, please.

Offline TURRICAN

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Re: Anybody cut down a 16" barrel
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 03:23:35 PM »
You're going to cut a 16 inch barrel, recrown and rethread, and install a 1.5" flash hider back on and pin and weld, just to get back to 16 inches again?

Been around guns much?

To me I much prefer the look of the military length barrel over the 16" civilian legal barrel.
Right now the barrel is actually 17.5" to the end of the muzzle break. Mine will finish out at 16" to the end of flash hider or muzzle break. To make it a legal 16" barrel it must be permanently attached.

Offline TURRICAN

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Re: Anybody cut down a 16" barrel
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 11:56:02 AM »
Done. Looks better I think. For some reason that barrel looks out of place on the US  carbines.


Offline czphan35

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Re: Anybody cut down a 16" barrel
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2018, 07:16:06 AM »
Done. Looks better I think. For some reason that barrel looks out of place on the US  carbines.

Looks nice - who did your work? Would you recommend them to others?
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Offline WaltherP99

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Re: Anybody cut down a 16" barrel
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2018, 09:49:19 AM »
Done. Looks better I think. For some reason that barrel looks out of place on the US  carbines.



oooooooooo...that looks niceeeee!  8)

Offline Laughing Snake

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Re: Anybody cut down a 16" barrel
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2018, 12:14:09 PM »
Done. Looks better I think. For some reason that barrel looks out of place on the US  carbines.



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Offline thehun

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Re: Anybody cut down a 16" barrel
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 07:23:54 PM »
If I keep my BREN...I'll be doing a 13.7" cut with BE Meyer Flash Hider.

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Re: Anybody cut down a 16" barrel
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2018, 03:16:52 PM »
I'm going to buy a CZ 805 Bren S1 11" barrel assembly (Product Number: 370223006561) from CZ and have my very excellent gunsmith permanently attach my Gemtech Trek suppressor which will then exceed the 16" minimum requirement for a barrel.  Once the suppressor is permanently attached (welded) onto my barrel, it is my understanding from ATF that my entire barrel becomes an NFA item.  Doing this, of course, presupposes I am going to be fully compliant with all laws, regardless of their antiquity and/or stupidity.  8)


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Offline lou.gonzalez

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Re: Anybody cut down a 16" barrel
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2018, 11:41:05 AM »
Done. Looks better I think. For some reason that barrel looks out of place on the US  carbines.




I couldn’t make my mind up, so I got the pistol and the long gun. I ended up buying the thread adapter to 1/2x28 but I don’t like the yard sale look at the end of the barrel. It looks too busy.



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