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I have an SLR-95 that I could use some advice on. I had the muzzle brake removed and a slant brake welded on during the ban. The problem is, I see at the end of the barrel just inside the brake a small ridge from either the weld, or the pin. The weld itself actually looks pretty bad. I have not fired it since getting it back, so I don't know if this very small ridge will affect accuracy or not, but I know that it was not there before. I am looking to convert this an AR-M1. What would the recommedations be?
1. Cut the end of the barrel off, and perm attach the AR-M1 flash hider?
2. Pull the barrel, buy a new one, and start over?
3. Try and just remove the brake that is welded on? (this would be pretty tough - it does not appear to be a little tack weld.)
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Is this "ridge" inside the barrel? If so, I wouldn't attempt fireing it. A bullet could lodge at that point and the next shot could be very painful. I ould probably replace the barrel, if it were mine. I have cut barrels down and recrowned them with no problems, too.
 

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I don't believe that the ridge is big enough to cause a bullet to get lodged in the barrel. It is inside of the barrel, but it is very hard to see. I am more concerned about it affecting accuracy. Does anyone know how long these barrels are? I am wondering if they are long enough to not permanently attach the flash hider. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
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Send it to a qualified gun smith for his opinion! I would use an Ak smith such as inrange.
 

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vugger said:
I don't believe that the ridge is big enough to cause a bullet to get lodged in the barrel. It is inside of the barrel, but it is very hard to see. I am more concerned about it affecting accuracy. Does anyone know how long these barrels are? I am wondering if they are long enough to not permanently attach the flash hider. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
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It could just be the chrome starting to let go. Hit it with a brass bore bruss and see if it flakes off. I believe the barrel is 16.25".
 

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OK. After going back and going through the rifle, I am not even sure that I would consider it a ridge. Its more like a wave in the chrome. Its in between the lands and it is so slight that I have to really look for it with a bore light. I cannot see that it would be a problem as far as function, but I wonder if alot of firing would cause the chrome to break loose. Could it just be a slight wave in the chrome from the heat of the brake being welded on? I don't think that I need to cut the barrel down though. I have hit it with a bore brush and it did not seem to bother anything. I would hate to counterbore it for no reason. I am not sure that it needs to be counterbored. I will try and post a picture. I am going to dremel off the brake and see how the barrel looks underneath. The brake looks like it was welded to the front site. Any suggestions on removing the brake?
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