"East German Wieger" barrel vs. "East German" barrel
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    "East German Wieger" barrel vs. "East German" barrel

    Any difference here?

    I see some places advertise "East German Wieger" barrels, and others just call them "East German" barrels.

    Just curious before I purchase a virgin east german barrel for my Krink build.

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    Re: "East German Wieger" barrel vs. "East German" barrel

    Both were made by Wieger
    Both are Virgin barrels
    Both are E.German
    One is 5.56
    One is 5.45

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    Re: "East German Wieger" barrel vs. "East German" barrel

    thanks guys! I just wanted to make sure before I ordered one.

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    Re: "East German Wieger" barrel vs. "East German" barrel

    No, there's bad info above.

    The 5.56 barrels are for Wieger pattern rifles with a combo FSB/GB. The 5.45 barrels are for standard full length AK-74.

    Arms of America says "Wieger 5.45" but the barrel in their pic is clearly not a Wieger pattern.
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    Re: "East German Wieger" barrel vs. "East German" barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by loner42
    Both were made by Wieger
    Both are Virgin barrels
    Both are E.German
    One is 5.56
    One is 5.45

    Here's where to get the best deal................
    http://armsofamerica.com/newhammerforge ... 10999.aspx
    I stand corrected.

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    Re: "East German Wieger" barrel vs. "East German" barrel

    So "Arms of America" is incorrect in calling the barrel a "Wieger"?

    and the "AofA" 74 barrel is the same as the apex barrel, and both will work fine on my Tula Krink? (I hope).

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    Re: "East German Wieger" barrel vs. "East German" barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by ClayC
    So "Arms of America" is incorrect in calling the barrel a "Wieger"?

    and the "AofA" 74 barrel is the same as the apex barrel, and both will work fine on my Tula Krink? (I hope).

    thanks!
    clay
    Would you be keeping the 74 barrel at 16 inches for your krink build? Or, are you cutting it down? If you're going to cut it, you might want to look at user Bluejack's krink barrels. They seem pretty nice (don't have any myself yet), and they have the correct faster twist rate.

    Hope that helps!
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    Re: "East German Wieger" barrel vs. "East German" barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by SoundFX
    Would you be keeping the 74 barrel at 16 inches for your krink build? Or, are you cutting it down? If you're going to cut it, you might want to look at user Bluejack's krink barrels. They seem pretty nice (don't have any myself yet), and they have the correct faster twist rate.

    Hope that helps!
    Sfx
    Ive thought about it, I just dont know that Im sold on a US barrel.
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    Re: "East German Wieger" barrel vs. "East German" barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by ClayC
    So "Arms of America" is incorrect in calling the barrel a "Wieger"?

    and the "AofA" 74 barrel is the same as the apex barrel, and both will work fine on my Tula Krink? (I hope).

    thanks!
    clay
    Yes they are the same barrels, just 25.00 difference in price.
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