Lately, though, especially after being inspired by militarymoron's lovely retro post, I've been thinking about doing an XM177-E2 instead. I've subsequently also been looking at lightweight carbine barrels. It seems that the only ones with the correct profile out there are the 6720 barrel militarymoron cut down (which is OOS everywhere), some OOP Daniel Defense barrels, and some Double Star offerings. I don't see the point of cutting down a $250 Double Star 14.5" lightweight barrel assembly and pinning an $130 muzzle device on it if the Colt barrel costs just $20 more, though.
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My retro M16A1 rifle currently in the works will be built with this barrel. These are nice no-nonsense folks and they will see to it you get what you need.
Fulton Armory: http://www.fulton-armory.com/barrelf...melined-1.aspx
As you can see these are 1-8" twist chrome-lined .625 20" pencil barrels made by Criterion, who produces quality barrels. This barrel is the correct profile for your build.
Faxon also makes great barrels. I have a couple of theirs and I have no problems with them whatsoever. Later this year I plan on building a 7.62x39 Dissipator using one of their barrels. Looking forward to that particular build too.
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The other day, Brownells sent out word on another forum that they are just about to receive an order of their new A1 barrel assemblies. They are in route to them as I write this. They posted that you could go ahead and post an order for one, but it would temporarily be on backorder. I ordered one immediately. Here is their post from 1/5/17.
"We were notified by the manufacturer that the first batch of 20" A1 1-12 Barrel Assemblies shipped to us yesterday. These should post on the site next week.
If you'd like to call in your order, our part number is 100-020-999. Again, they're not in-stock, but you can backorder it if you'd like."
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