Re: AI awp moderator
Brown Dog. The AI's are built together using Belzona for a bedding compound, the action is glued to the alluminium chassis by this method in conjunction with the action bolts/screws. It is a simple operation to remove the action from the chassis. All that is needed is a nylon lump hammer. If you visit the armourers shop you will probably infact definately find the procedure detailed some where in the EMER's. I cant remember if the procedure is a field or 2nd line repair off hand.
If i where you i would have the rifle taken appart. get the barrel removed, threaded, re crowned and re fitted. I would then have the rifle re assembled but i wouldn't glue it in to the chassis, i would put some release agent on the action. you would then be able to take the rifle off the chassis for purposes of stripped travel and or cleaning. In the event you cannot scrounge some Belzona from a battle dammage repair kit, then i would suggest Devcon, its very similar. Shame i'm across the channel, I'm an AI trained and approved Armourer and could do the work for you.. will work for beer !! you certainly don't need to fret about taking the thing appart, there is no voodoo or black magic involved. I periodicaly take the barrel of all my rifles just to give em a damn good cleaning.
Re-proofing after threading is ******** and just creating work and expense, but then the proof house has to justify its existence i guess. Make sure you get the right thread for the moderator you want to use and depending on the thickness of you barrel,and check wether that particular model requires the sleeve behind the thread or not, some do some dont. I would also suggest using a metric thread as apposed to an imperial thread. I've got M15x1 on all my rifles. but for fatter barrels id go a bit larger possibly.