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Old March 21, 2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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How much would a used G.I. Issue M1 Garand barrel sell for?

How much would you be able to sell an original G.I. issue M1 Garand barrel with a muzzle wear rating of 3? I'm thinking of buying a Garand and putting in a criterion barrel, and was hoping that selling the barrel would offset some of the cost.

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Old March 21, 2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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there isn't much call for a barrel with that much wear. someone with a mix master might want it if they are trying to match manufacturers parts but I doubt you'll easily find someone that wants one with that much wear.

considering that a brand new criterion barrel costs $180 I would say $100 tops.
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Old March 21, 2013, 07:58 PM   #3
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Do you know how much a good rebarreling will cost by a gun smith?
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Old March 21, 2013, 08:14 PM   #4
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probably around $100 or so
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Old March 21, 2013, 08:47 PM   #5
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One reason there is little market for used M1 barrels is that there is a gamble involved.

Re-barrelling with a take off barrel can present problems. If the headspace is too short, not a problem because the chamber can be easily reamed to get correct headspace. But if the headspace is excessive, then there are real problems and the best thing to do is forget that barrel and try another.

I know someone is sure to pitch in with "set the barrel back". This is an M1 rifle, folks; you don't set the barrel back without messing up all the cylinder/op rod/gas port/handguard/stock dimensions. If the headspace is too long, you try another barrel.

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Old March 22, 2013, 04:48 AM   #6
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Well sure you can set the barrel back as thats simple if you like single shot rifles but the next 300 years trying to get the rest adjusted so it will work will wear you and the bank out.

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Old March 22, 2013, 05:10 AM   #7
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Depends on what make and year barrel. My be worth as little as $70 on up to several hundred
Shuffs Parkerizing will install a barel for $70 , sell you a Criterion for $179
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Old March 24, 2013, 03:01 PM   #8
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Hi, Radom,

I raised the point and don't want to minimize the difficulty, but it is not really that hard. Many thousands of "cut and weld" M1 receivers were turned into .308 caliber rifles that way, but it is not a job I would want to take to the average gunsmith.

One point is that if the barrel is set back and all the other work done, what is left is not an M1 rifle; it is a mongrel that has little value even if the receiver is good.

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