Measured off a real steel barrel I have. Total length from the shoulder where the barrel meets the receiver 23 1/4 inches, 591 mm (I don't have a metric measuring tape, so I'm using a ruler. I may be off a few mm's).
From the muzzle to the beginning of the threads, 20 mm. From the beginning of the threads to the three grooves, 10 mmm. The grooves are 35 mm long, approx. 3 mm wide
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Hi. I have a real steel M1 Garand barrel. This barrel is shot out and not usable as a real steel barrel now. It is only usable as an airsoft. Here is how I drilled my barrel out. I used a 3/8" masonry bit and sharpened it. Then I ground the edges down to just over the size of the M1 airsoft barrel. I then welded an 18 " legnth of 1'4" mild steel to make it longer than what you need to drill. You must use very low speed and lots of water. I put a bucket of water higher than the barrel and then ran a legnth of plastic tubing into the water and used vacuum to get the water running into the top of the barrel. I ran the drill up into the water and on low speed drilled out the barrel to the size I needed. This way you end up with the exact M1 Garand barrel that will give you all of the correct distances and sizes. Any machinist can cut the barrel at the reciever end to give you the exact size to fit your M14. If you have a barrel you are good to go. If you don't have a barrel I would be happy to ship you one. Cost $50 plus shipping.
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5