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Yeah, that M14 video guy...
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It turns out they make M14 barrels and have started to import them into the US from Europe.

I talked to them and they are sending me a heavy profile M14 barrel to test.

According to them, Lothar Walther invented button rifling in 1925. The barrel they are sending me is made from European proprietary LW-19 machine-gun steel (sulphurless) 4337 or 4340 US equivalent 34CR NI MO6.

Looks like I have another research M14 to build! I just happened to have a rear-lugged receiver that needed a barrel.

Tony.

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I have two AR’s with Lothar Walther button heavy barrels. They are well made and accurate.
 
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S&W Custom Shop used to use them on their AR's. Circa 2005ish


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Kidd uses Lothar Walther blanks for their 10/22 barrels.

The 10/22 I built with a Kidd barrel (which I eventually gave to a friend) was every bit as accurate as my Sako Quad with a Lilja barrel and several Anschutz target rifles I've shot (one mine, a couple belonging to friends).

So at least their rimfire barrel blanks are exceptional.
 
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Good to hear. I’ll let you know how mine turns out.

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Compass Lake uses Lothar Walther barrels for their 22lr conversions. They are small bore accurate and can compete with anything out there. I'm interested to see how the M14 barrel turns out.


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I have an AR with an 18 inch stainless fluted barrel with a SJC Titan comp on it. It is my most accurate AR in my pool.


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My Serbu BFG 50 has a Lothar Walther barrel as I recall.Sweet shooter.
 
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Thanks. I get it tomorrow.

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I received the barrel today. The machining is impressive and the rifling is clean inside. My gas cylinder and flash suppressor fit with good taps from my gunsmith hammer. Not too loose and not too tight. Just right!

I found it interesting that forward of the front band, it holds a GI profile.

The barrel is not stainless and is in the white. I'll need to send it off to be park'd. I've got a guy lined up for it.

It hand timed at 55˚ on a LRB rear lugged receiver. It will go in a JAE first, followed by a McMillan, followed by a Fajen heavy walnut.

There are no markings at all on the receiver and I found it interesting that there is only one wrench flat by the chamber. I will order a Kreiger heavy op rod guide tomorrow.













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