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    Default Raw 7.62x39 Barrel Blanks

    Hey guys,
    For those of you who have a lathe or access to one, Green Mountain has their AK barrel blanks back in stock for a pretty reasonable price - at least in comparison with the prices of available commercial finished barrels right now. Just wanted to give a heads-up.

    7.62x39 AK Raw Barrel Blank 1" x 20"

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    Really appreciate the update! For some reason gms website doesn't agree with my phone so I bet I would have missed them.

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    Thanks for the link.

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    Has anyone gotten one of these blanks before? Are they chambered, or do they require the chamber to be cut? I am a bit concerned about it because although I do have a lathe to cut the outer profile, I don't have a chamber reamer, and they're 150 bucks or so.

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    Are you talking about a chamber reamer being $150? The barrel blanks on the Green Mountain website are $40. I'm tempted to buy a couple of them.

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    Yes, the chamber reamer is $15o +/-. I ordered 3 of the barrel blanks, but I'm having second thoughts because of the cost of the chamber reamer.

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    The items you ordered were barrel blanks that will need pretty much all machining operations (except for rifling the bore) done to make a finished barrel out of it. You can always rent a roughing and chamber reamer with gauges from a rental company. http://www.reamerrentals.com/SearchR...=16&Search.y=9

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    Thanks for the rental link - it keeps these things being fairly cheap barrels. I got to thinking creatively today... will a PSL bolt fit directly into a stamped AK? I really dig the idea of doing a bull-barrel AK chambered in 54R, or doing a bull-barrel sporter 91/30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinco View Post
    Thanks for the rental link - it keeps these things being fairly cheap barrels. I got to thinking creatively today... will a PSL bolt fit directly into a stamped AK? I really dig the idea of doing a bull-barrel AK chambered in 54R, or doing a bull-barrel sporter 91/30.
    Or a 20" bull barrel AKM with PSL FSB/gas block/handguards/RSB/thumbhole stock.

    "kill 'em all an smash the eggs..."

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    you guys need to do your home work . before ordering barrel blanks an fitting PSL into stock ak parts there a bunch of differences . better to buy a psl kit.

    BTW a PSL has a thinner barrel than a Yugo m70 an is only a little bigger than a stock akm at the gas block.

    so your not going to be doing any heavy barrel build with stock components .

    GM has been selling those blanks off an on for about 4 years or more .

    you get what you pay for . a good blank cost about $200 so don't expect a lot for $40 they used to be $29. there not turned blanks an ther enot tunrend on centers so you going to need a lathe an a lot of time to make these into some thing .

    I have used a few of them don't expct a lot for accuracy .

    If your going to build a heavy barrel target set up you start with a good blank or barrel. sticking a $35 blank on a $500 kit don't really make sence these days .

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