Re: Dies & Taps?
I have a question chris. Is there any secret to threading a bbl for mounting it in a remington type receiver? When I was in college machine shop class I had a desire to make a copy of a 14" rem xp100 in .223 but I was going to add a 3 rnd blind mag. (now savage has this for sale).
I went in search of advice to a local gunsmith shop that I found out later was disliked by all who crossed their threshold. They asked me who was going to thread the bbl? I was the best student in the class so I confidently told them that I was going to do all the work myself short of making a rifled tube. I was going to machine everything except the springs. They laughed and walked away.
Needless to say I never launched this project after learning that it was against the law to make my own guns. And I never went back to that shop either. But I always wondered what is so hard about threading a bbl as opposed to any other item I single pointed as a machinist.
GRAVITY. It's not just a good idea. It's the LAW!