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Old November 29th, 2018, 09:41 PM #1
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So....when i was at my last gun show i happen to see a new upper i wanted and when talking to the guy i asked if it was Maryland compliant. He said yes it was an H-BAR. I said great i will take it. Of course i am a noob and did not know what to look for. It was a new built 5.56 for my AR-15.

When i got home I put every thing together and of course took it to my gunsmith to have a few more thing painted and have him sight it in for me. So he gives me a call and tells me that he could not find an H-BAR stamp on the barrel and it had a government profile after the gas block. I not 100% what all that means but from what I now understand that is a BIG no no in MD. So i told him to remove the barrel and i am now on the hunt for a new one that is MD compliant!

So if anyone could better help me understand the above and make sure i am getting the right info!

Also i am looking for recommendation on a new 5.56 decent to high quality barrel! I have a budget of about $200 to $300

this was one i was considering

Faxon Firearms .223 Wylde Flame Fluted Match Barrel
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So....when i was at my last gun show i happen to see a new upper i wanted and when talking to the guy i asked if it was Maryland compliant. He said yes it was an H-BAR. I said great i will take it. Of course i am a noob and did not know what to look for. It was a new built 5.56 for my AR-15.

When i got home I put every thing together and of course took it to my gunsmith to have a few more thing painted and have him sight it in for me. So he gives me a call and tells me that he could not find an H-BAR stamp on the barrel and it had a government profile after the gas block. I not 100% what all that means but from what I now understand that is a BIG no no in MD. So i told him to remove the barrel and i am now on the hunt for a new one that is MD compliant!

So if anyone could better help me understand the above and make sure i am getting the right info!

Also i am looking for recommendation on a new 5.56 decent to high quality barrel! I have a budget of about $200 to $300
I normally would recommend a Daniel Defense or BCM cold hammer forged barrel. Unfortunately, I couldnít find any HBAR barrels on their site. Iím not too familiar with HBAR barrels but these guys come very highly recommended.

https://criterionbarrels.com/product...ontour-barrel/
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I've heard good things about Columbia River Arms, haven't bought a barrel from them yet. But they are within your budget range and are configurable. https://columbiariverarms.com/config...-your-2235-56/

They last item on their FAQ page states which barrels profiles are considered heavy barrels for MD customers. I don't know if it's stamped on the barrel so that might be best answered by a quick call to them.
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I normally would recommend a Daniel Defense or BCM cold hammer forged barrel. Unfortunately, I cohttps://danieldefense.com/cold-hammer-forged-barrels/16-inch-chf-barrels.html?barrel_profile=43uldn’t find any HBAR barrels on their site. I’m not too familiar with HBAR barrels but these guys come very highly recommended.

https://criterionbarrels.com/product...ontour-barrel/
I recommend Daniel Defense as well. Their S2W (Strength to Weight) barrel is an Hbar.

I don’t see a 5.56 for sale separately, but they make the barrel. I have it in my DD M4V7 Pro. Give DD a call and see if you can buy the S2W barrel separately.
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I recommend Daniel Defense as well. Their S2W (Strength to Weight) barrel is an Hbar.

I donít see a 5.56 for sale separately, but they make the barrel. I have it in my DD M4V7 Pro. Give DD a call and see if you can buy the S2W barrel separately.
Thanks, didnít know that. Since I have no need for an HBAR, it is not something Iíve looked into.
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Thanks, didnít know that. Since I have no need for an HBAR, it is not something Iíve looked into.
Iím sorry. I meant that for the OP. I was just agreeing with your DD recommendation.
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So....when i was at my last gun show i happen to see a new upper i wanted and when talking to the guy i asked if it was Maryland compliant. He said yes it was an H-BAR. I said great i will take it. Of course i am a noob and did not know what to look for. It was a new built 5.56 for my AR-15.

When i got home I put every thing together and of course took it to my gunsmith to have a few more thing painted and have him sight it in for me. So he gives me a call and tells me that he could not find an H-BAR stamp on the barrel and it had a government profile after the gas block. I not 100% what all that means but from what I now understand that is a BIG no no in MD. So i told him to remove the barrel and i am now on the hunt for a new one that is MD compliant!

So if anyone could better help me understand the above and make sure i am getting the right info!

Also i am looking for recommendation on a new 5.56 decent to high quality barrel! I have a budget of about $200 to $300

this was one i was considering

Faxon Firearms .223 Wylde Flame Fluted Match Barrel


The barrel doesnít have to be stamped as an HBAR. It must be advertised/sold as one. Barrel profile is irrelevant. If the barrel manufacturer advertises/sells it as an HBAR, itís good to go.
Btw, White Oak Armory sells great MD compliant barrels

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I have a Criterion barrel on order. They have good reviews
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OK so wait... When I bought my upper I was told it is a Hbar. It is not stamped on the barrel but I was told that and I can clearly see it is a Hbar except the profile just after the gas block and then it goes back up. Now my spec sheet I got with the upper says heavy barrel on it as well. So am I good to go. Cause in my research over the last 2 hours I have talked to another young man who in the last few weeks had his AR taken away from him due to the fact that they said his barrel was a "government profile" and was considered contraband. But he bought the gun and shipped to MD as a MD compliant AR with an advertised heavy barrel. The gun was 100% unmodified.
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