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AR15 barrel - cloth stuck, dowels stuck, I'm stuck

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Old September 30th, 2012, 07:34 PM   #16
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Brewster, just wanted to express my condolences. I know you love your M&P and it hurts when things like this happen. Good luck and hope for the best.

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Thanks Wave I appreciate that. I guess crap happens to all of us. Thing that sucks more is being poor and havin to save that cash back up but I'll get there again. I may sell my Beretta we'll see. I won't give up just yet though. I'll try the black powder shooter rod idea and see if that works.

Ima tell y'all if I get the obstructions all out and there be no damage I'm going to praise the Melonite Barrel.



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Oh, man - that just sucks. My sympathies.

However, all is not lost just yet. Even though you bent a cleaning rod in the barrel, it may not be ruined. Get a range rod - a solid brass rod just under the barrel diameter - from Brownell's or somewhere and try tapping it out from the opposite direction.

Or take it to a gunsmith - either way, it's bound to be cheaper than replacing the barrel.

If you go the gunsmith route - one I heartily endorse, by the way - they probably have a borescope to inspect the barrel afterwards.

Best of luck!

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Most likely all black powder accessories will be too big for the AR15 barrel.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #19
 
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Most likely all black powder accessories will be too big for the AR15 barrel.
Yes you're right I forgot how small the AR barrels are. I wonder if he could made his our out a dowel and a small dia wood screw.
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Well folks I bought a medal rod today and pounded the living snot out of the thing and GUESS WHAT!








...didn't work. SOB! So I did the next best thing I researched barrels, AR tools, uppers, etc etc. Adding the price of tools, parts separatly, no warrentee etc I decided to just buy a new one all out and keep my remaining old one for a slow project build. I wanted to stay with the 5R rifling + melonite barrel and decided on the M&P 15T Product: Model M&P15T - 5.56 mm, Tactical the baby is on lay away. Got her for a hair under a grand.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 08:12 PM   #21
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I wanted to add something. I would rather have the Ruger SR556 of course but those babies are a hair over what I can afford. Yes 1000.00 I'm maxed out and gunna have to be pullin some slave labor overtime.
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I took a look at your S&W M&P 15T. Nice looking and if your has the Magpul sights on it, they are nice. I have the M&P 15-22 MOE.

Sorry your last ditch effort to save the day didn't work out. Hopefully you will still be able to clear out the jam and have a project rifle to work with.
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Brewster, I hate to hear that. There is one thing you might try. If you are going to take the barrel off anyway, you might try again with the receiver out of the way. Applying some heat might help , if it gets hot enough it might loosen up enough to knock it out of the barrel. I'm talking heat gun heat, not blowtorch heat. Don't want to warp the barrel.
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Thanks fella's. yeah I'll give the heat gun a try. The only thing though is the amount I pounded that sucker I cant imagine not doing barrel damage.
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YEAH BUDDY!!! I used a 3/16" x 12" metal/wood drill bit and carefully drilled everything out. I cleaned the barrel and receiver plus blew the gas line out. I carefully inspected the barrel and crown the best I could without a bore scope and everything looks 100% which baffles me because I pounded the living crap out of the barrel with a metal rod. I'll be out shootin it tomorrow hopefull the thing still shoots accurately.

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Depending on how deep your "problem" is you may be able to drill it out with a thin, long bit,,,,,,or you could always use a solid brass rod and drive it out the way it went in, this is the way I would suggest. If you think you already damaged the barrel you could always take it to a mach shop and have it pressed out. They prob wont do any more damage than you have already done.
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YEAH BUDDY!!! I used a 3/16" x 12" metal/wood drill bit and carefully drilled everything out. I cleaned the barrel and receiver plus blew the gas line out. I carefully inspected the barrel and crown the best I could without a bore scope and everything looks 100% which baffles me because I pounded the living crap out of the barrel with a metal rod. I'll be out shootin it tomorrow hopefull the thing still shoots accurately.

Thanks again everyone!




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Congrats! I know that it became a personal challenge for you. Barrels are pretty tough stuff and I think they handle more punishment than most people think.

Now watch, I'll screw up one of my barrels tomorrow
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Way to go man! I know you're relieved. Good luck on the range and let us kow how it turns out.

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Congrats!!OP,Brewster. Range report needed please.
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I would try plugging the muzzle end and fill the barrel with CLP and let it sit for a few hours. Then using a rod and .223 brass jag tap the rod from the breech end.
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So are you still gonna buy the new M&P? Or are you transferring your down payment to something else?
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