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Old 12-13-2016, 11:53 AM
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Hey All,

Has anyone heard from Belt_Fed or know how to contact him? Looking at his profile here, it doesn't look like he's been on the forum since 2014!

I know I asked years ago about who to send my M&P 15-22 to get the barrel threaded and he was the man!

Unfortunately I had a string of Health problems (Cancer and Pnumonia) and was never actually able to get the rifle sent to him to get the work done. Now it doesn't look like it he's active on the forum any more.

All the new ones come with a threaded barrel and Flash hider installed, so I suppose it's not very common for anyone to look for that service for this rifle these days..

I know it takes a special wrench to get the barrel nut off which the average Gunsmith doesn't have.. It's not worth it for me to buy that special wrench either as I will never have another reason to take the barrel off again.

Can anyone help??

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Old 12-15-2016, 05:51 PM
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JPgrips.com did mine and the turnaround/quality was very good. I sent him the upper assembled and and came back assembled so I didn't have to buy the wrench. I was an extra $20 but worth it to me. http://jpgrips.com/page8
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:09 PM
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JPgrips.com did mine and the turnaround/quality was very good. I sent him the upper assembled and and came back assembled so I didn't have to buy the wrench. I was an extra $20 but worth it to me. http://jpgrips.com/page8
Looks like he does good work....But 117.00 plus shipping & ins. is between 1/3 & towards 1/2 the price of a new rifle.......Just sayin........
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:54 PM
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And whats wrong with going to your local gunsmith and paying 65 bucks to have the barrel threaded......
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Old 12-17-2016, 09:26 AM
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Looks like he does good work....But 117.00 plus shipping & ins. is between 1/3 & towards 1/2 the price of a new rifle.......Just sayin........
I guess he's supposed to do it for free?
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Old 12-17-2016, 11:25 AM
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I imagine sending it off to anyone is going to be $100+ and could reach $200 with shipping, disassembly. I'd call your local gun shops and see who they'd recommend locally.
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Old 12-17-2016, 12:19 PM
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Old 12-17-2016, 03:20 PM
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And whats wrong with going to your local gunsmith and paying 65 bucks to have the barrel threaded......
Because the average local gunsmith has no idea how to correctly remove a 15-22's barrel and winds up destroying the upper receiver.
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I know it takes a special wrench to get the barrel nut off which the average Gunsmith doesn't have.. It's not worth it for me to buy that special wrench either as I will never have another reason to take the barrel off again.

Can anyone help??

Thanks!

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Before there were steel wrenches for sale those of us who were early purchasers of the 15-22 made our own wrench from PVC. Wan't perfect but it worked.

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Old 12-18-2016, 12:37 AM
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Because the average local gunsmith has no idea how to correctly remove a 15-22's barrel and winds up destroying the upper receiver.

So by that theory no person could ever have anything customized that required a special tool..... Ever worked on a car..... Your gunsmith has the responsibility of knowing his craft and should pay for any damage done by improper tooling. Ths goes with knowing who has a good reputation. I live in Texas where some folks still make a living on their name, credibility,ability and honesty. Also a simple hey your going need this tool to take the barrel off could change everything.... I still don't see how this is a big deal when a tool can be made with a simple piece of PVC and a you tube video.


Pull barrel, thread and done... 65 bucks..... If you want to be extra sure spend the 25 bucks to get the proper tool. Remove the barrel and take it to the gun smith. But again I dont see how this is a big deal.... Just my .02 and that wont even buy you a cup of coffee so take it for what its worth......
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:29 AM
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So by that theory no person could ever have anything customized that required a special tool.....
No, but there are people that shouldn't hold a wrench or screwdriver much less use them. Too many of them call themselves "gunsmith".

I bought a barrel nut wrench and made a set of barrel blocks to go with it.

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Old 12-18-2016, 02:08 PM
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I see what your saying and this goes with the reputation thing I talked about. Dont take your rifle to a guys house take it to a reputable shop that has a gun smith on staff. Easy cheesey lemon peasey.
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Old 12-18-2016, 02:27 PM
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I had mine threaded a year or so back by a local master gunsmith. He did a good job, but had I to do it over again I would have just sold min 15-22 and bought another one with a factory threaded barrel. A whole lot less hassle.
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JP Grips did mine a few years ago, did a top notch job, and the turnaround was quick. I just shipped the barrel.
As stated above, I made a wrench from pvc, wrapped the barrel in black tape, put it into a vise with wood blocks for disassembly, and it worked fine.
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I've got a thread (no pun intended) somewhere here in the forum with a engineering drawing for barrel threading of the 15-22. Buy the wrench, take your barrel apart, and have it threaded at a local machine shop.

Did mine, and an AR-15 barrel for a buddy of mine for $30 total. I've got 6000+ rounds thru the gun since, and no problems.

Find the thread I wrote, read it, understand it, and you'll have everything you need.

It's not rocket science. It's thread cutting.
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I've got a thread (no pun intended) somewhere here in the forum with a engineering drawing for barrel threading of the 15-22. Buy the wrench, take your barrel apart, and have it threaded at a local machine shop.

Did mine, and an AR-15 barrel for a buddy of mine for $30 total. I've got 6000+ rounds thru the gun since, and no problems.

Find the thread I wrote, read it, understand it, and you'll have everything you need.

It's not rocket science. It's thread cutting.
Not quite rocket science, but not quite putting a tap and die set on it either. Proper barrel threading requires cutting threads concentric to the BORE of the firearm. Thread cutting doesn't care where the bore of the barrel is. I'm sure you covered that in your 'thread'; since you left it for the reader to find rather than due diligence on your part, I'm putting this out as a public service announcement.

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My machinist guy charged $35 for the first threading job. The next 3 I took in together was $85. Since he was already set up, it took him less time. But if a Machinist/Gunsmith can't cut 1/2-28 threads on a barrel in 30 minutes then something is amiss or odd shaped barrel, action in the way, or something. Setting up to index off the bore (the correct way) can take as long as the cutting itself. $50-75 range is common around here.
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