Hi Guys - New to the forum and to the HK world. Recently picked up a 416 upper and wanted to change the FH on it to a SF 3prong but it was on there really good.
Is there any way to know for sure if the barrel was cut down from a longer barrel (markings etc) or is it bare metal under the muzzle device for sure?
Last edited by flynavy111; 06-12-2020 at 10:22 PM.
that is not a standard HK contour
all of HK's 10.4" barrels that I am aware of and all of my work for the last couple of years has a groove in front of the gasblock that looks like this
Could you remove the rail and take some photos of the barrel and any markings? I'm guessing it's an AE or AF date code barrel by the profile at the crown.
On ne voit bien qu'avec le cur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
Looks like a genuine HK barrel.
It's possible that it's a factory 10.4 barrel and someone just removed the finish or recut the threading. Or it may have been cut down from 14.5 barrel. Without seeing the crown, threads, gauging the gas port, etc. that's the best I can offer.
You could trying calling HK customer service with the serial and ask them how the original rifle was shipped.
Last edited by IsaacL; 05-28-2020 at 01:45 PM.
Last edited by Psifer; 05-28-2020 at 01:48 PM.
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If it was done correctly is it going to really matter?
I imagine trying to find a genuine newer HK 10.4" barrel is going to be hard to come by with a newer gas block? Should I even care lol?
Last edited by Psifer; 05-28-2020 at 03:54 PM.