FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: Gun Barrel FAQHow to thread a rifle barrel?
Robin Cross asked 4 months ago
Can you thread a regular barrel?

4 Answers
Olson Staff answered 4 months ago

There are a few different ways to thread a rifle barrel, but the most common is done with a die.

How to thread a rifle barrel?

🚩 You first need to measure the diameter of your barrel and then find the corresponding size die. The die must be lubricated with oil or lard so that it can be run down the barrel without damaging it.

🚩 Once you have found the right size die, begin by clamping the barrel in a vise.

🚩 Then, screw the die into the tailstock of your lathe and turn on the machine.

🚩 Gently run the die down the length of the barrel until it is about 1/4 inch from the end.

🚩 Remove from the lathe and cut off threads with a hacksaw.

🚩 Finally, chamfer (or countersink) the end of the barrel so that the bullet can seat properly.

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Ivan Staff answered 4 months ago

There are a few different ways to thread a rifle barrel:

✅ The most common way is to use a die and a lathe. First, the barrel is mounted in the lathe. The die is then screwed into the barrel and turned. This causes the die to cut threads into the barrel.

✅ Another way to thread a rifle barrel is to use a tap and a hammer. The tap is inserted into the end of the barrel and hammered into place. This causes the tap to cut threads into the barrel.

✅ Finally, some people use an electric drill to thread a rifle barrel. The drill bit is inserted into the end of the barrel and turned on. This causes the drill bit to cut threads into the barrel.

How to thread a rifle barrel?

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Lewis Staff answered 4 months ago

There are a few things you need to know before you start threading a rifle barrel:

✔️ First, you need to identify the size of the barrel’s threading. This can be done by measuring the diameter of the barrel and then looking for the corresponding size on a thread gauge or tap chart.

✔️ Second, it’s important to use the correct type of die when cutting the threads. Three types of dies can be used: internal, external, and taper. The type of die you use will depend on whether the barrel is threaded on the inside or outside.

✔️ Finally, it’s also important to make sure that you’re using the correct pitch for your barrel’s threading. The pitch is determined by the distance between threads and is typically measured in threads per inch (TPI).

❗️ ❗️ ❗️ If you’re unsure about any of these steps, it’s best to consult with a professional gunsmith before proceeding. Attempting to thread a barrel without the proper knowledge or tools can result in serious damage to the firearm.

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Cruz Staff answered 4 months ago