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  • Sundazes

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    Ruger American Rimfire comes to mine... Prolly in the 400 range. Or a used threaded 10/22.
     

    RRomig

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    John from MD

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    I’m assuming that you are getting your barrel cut and threaded, by a competent gunsmith. So yes, after pinning and welding this in place, you will then have your barrel length back, with threads and no need for a tax stamp. But, I also said I agreed with rseymorejr. Buying a new or used rifle, that already has threads, may be a more viable alternative. Funny that you worry about baffle strikes and call my idea crazy (:crazy:) but when S&S recommends it, it’s just because you think it’ll be ugly.
    S&S recommended a Quick Disconnect device made for suppressors by the suppressor manufacturers. There is a significant difference in design and quality from the threaded barrel attachments that are floating around.
     

    Doco Overboard

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    Turn the barrel undersize and solder a sleeve to it that’s turned and threaded to match the contour of the barrel for the device you want to attach.
    I get having your own project and goals, thats what gun custom smithing is about.
    Otherwise, the only cans I worry about might be paint cans or trash cans I’m not on the suppressor bandwagon or into guessing games it’s not my thing.
     

    SandSGunsSOMD

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    Nov 7, 2023
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    Thanks for thinking about the problem but that would make it a little too ugly. While putting some cold blue over a weld job I could live with, having a big blob out in front just wouldn't do.

    I am still looking into the possibility of having the dovetail welded up.
    Hey John,

    Is it an octagon barrel model? I could get real fancy and make an octagon barrel extension. It would be pricy but probably come out pretty cool!
     

    John from MD

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    Hey John,

    Is it an octagon barrel model? I could get real fancy and make an octagon barrel extension. It would be pricy but probably come out pretty cool!
    Yes it is octagon. I just spoke to a member of my club who owns a welding company. He says he can TIG weld the dovetail. Now as to grinding the weld, how much does he have to grind seeing as you are going to turn it down.

    I guess I'm asking if you need anything specific to facilitate your part of the job.

    Regards,

    John
     

    SandSGunsSOMD

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    Yes it is octagon. I just spoke to a member of my club who owns a welding company. He says he can TIG weld the dovetail. Now as to grinding the weld, how much does he have to grind seeing as you are going to turn it down.

    I guess I'm asking if you need anything specific to facilitate your part of the job.

    Regards,

    John
    Probably easier for me to turn down whatever he has than for him to grind it down to match, as I'm sure there wont be a crazy excess. A few passes and I'll be ready to go.

    Glad you were able to find someone!
     

    John from MD

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    I'm going to bring the gun to him next thursday just to make sure he has no issues before I tear it down and give it to him to weld. When I get it back I will drop by your place.

    Regards,

    John
     

    John from MD

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    Well, this was all about my Henry, that I already own. I did not want to buy another rifle.
    As it turns out, the dovetail will get welded up and S&S will thread it and I will be a happy camper. ;)
     

    Bafflingbs

    Gozer the Destroyer
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    Feb 16, 2013
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    I like that rifle and the price is right.
    I got this Mk II for $339. It’s an awesome little rifle
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    Harrys

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    Jul 12, 2014
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    Ok, Trevor from S&S says he will turn and thread if I can find someone to weld it. He also reminded me that heat can warp the barrel so it may not be as accurate as it is right now.

    I am going to start another thread dedicated to filling in the dove tail and see what our welding experts say.
    John,

    Skinner sells front solid brass sights with a brass 3/8 dove tail for henrys. They fit really tight and snug you have to tap them in with a punch. You can install a brass front site cut it down to your needs no welding involved.


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    John from MD

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    John,

    Skinner sells front solid brass sights with a brass 3/8 dove tail for henrys. They fit really tight and snug you have to tap them in with a punch. You can install a brass front site cut it down to your needs no welding involved.


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    Thanks for thinking about this.

    The sight is being filled in because I am having it threaded so I can use my suppressors on it. It is a 16.1 inch barrel so cutting wasn't an option unless I got it stamped. As for the sights, I have a 2.5 scope installed as I haven't used the sights in a few years.
     

    outrider58

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    Jul 29, 2014
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    Thanks for thinking about this.

    The sight is being filled in because I am having it threaded so I can use my suppressors on it. It is a 16.1 inch barrel so cutting wasn't an option unless I got it stamped. As for the sights, I have a 2.5 scope installed as I haven't used the sights in a few years.
    So John, are you able to avoid the stamp?
     

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