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I recently picked up a new MARK 23 and boy am I excited to take it out to the range for the first time. Only one problem, I live in California and cannot have a threaded barrel. As a result, I called up the good folks at HKParts.Net and ordered me a spare MARK 23 barrel with the intent to have the threads cut off, then crowned and finished.

My question is can anyone recommend a good shop to perform the aforementioned work?

I love California but we sure do have some wacky laws here.

Thanks.

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I'd porbably look into an after market barrel manufacturer like Jarvis. Would be better than destroying an HK barrel snd probably cost less too. You could then sell your threaded Mark 23 barrel and about make your money back.
 

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You aren't destroying anything. Take out the barrel, swap in a longer one, walk out to your car, turn around and bring it back in, and they put your OEM barrel back in. You never fire it nor cut or break anything.
 

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Thanks guys, just a couple points of clarification. I did bring the gun into the state in compliance with CA's single shot exemption rules (the barrel used for the exemption is ridiculously long and of very poor quality - it's not deserving of the MARK 23). Since I don't want to make mods to the original barrel, I thought I'd do so on the spare barrel I picked up. I already called Jarvis to see if he had a replacement drop-in barrel and he did not (at least not for the MARK 23). Unless I can find another shop that has replacement barrels that have no threads, I'll have to mod my spare barrel. That's why I need the name of a reputable gunsmith to take off the existing threads on my spare barrel.

....and yes, the thought of moving has crossed my mind on more than a few occasions. Thanks again for you assistance.
 

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Pick up a spare Mark23 barrel from HKparts or Midway.
You could take it to Ammo Brothers gunsmith or AR15barrels/Randall for dethreading...
 

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You could have any capable machinist with a lathe do it. 10 min job. Then get it parked or blue it yourself.
 
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