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Old 09-05-2017, 05:37 PM
bayjoe bayjoe is offline
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Replacing barrel link

When you replace a barrel link, what should the gap between the barrel and the bolt face be?
Or does this measurement matter.
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:31 PM
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That measurement is determined by the locking lugs & barrel not the link.
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:32 PM
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The barrel hood is fit to slide before cutting the lower lugs and installing the link. Not sure I understand the question but, if I do, the correct link isn't chosen by evaluating barrel Hood to breech distance.


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Old 09-05-2017, 07:49 PM
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Same size as the original? Is the link still intact? Should have a number.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:16 PM
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One pistol, I broke the link which was a 3 and I replaced the link with a 3
The other pistol I put a NM barrel on it.
So I had the pistol I broke the link on to a gunsmith to fix front sight and told him about the broken link so he started measuring the distance between the barrel and the bolt face
So it got me curious. That is why I posted the question
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:07 AM
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Most of the time, if the link breaks that means the barrel was not fitted correctly, or the link was too short.
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:03 AM
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When you replace a barrel link, what should the gap between the barrel and the bolt face be?
Or does this measurement matter.
The choice of a barrel link has nothing to do with the barrel hood-breechface measurement. Did you break your link? What prompted this question? As mentioned above, if your link breaks, you have some serious barrel fitting to do and possibly a new barrel is required. Most of the time on production guns, the barrel stands on the link in battery, meaning that the link length determines the vertical height of the barrel in battery. On more carefully hand fit guns the barrel stands on the slide stop pin in battery. The link length is only one of a number of variables that are at work in correct barrel fitting.

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Old 09-08-2017, 02:58 PM
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My barrel link broke.
I did go ahead and replace the production barrel.
I had a gunsmith make sure it had the correct link and the barrel lockup was good.
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:20 PM
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FWIW, a broken link indicates the rear of the barrel lower lugs are not strikng the VIS. Incorrect barrel fit was indicated earlier. You may want to verify the rear of the barrel lower lugs are indeed hitting the VIS during link down.
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Old 09-10-2017, 02:12 PM
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bayjoe, what Sparks, Magumite and others have indicated. I like hood to breech face fit to be as near Zero as possible. But that has nothing to do with breaking barrel links. No offense, but I wonder about your gunsmith's knowledge on the subject if he is considering addressing broken barrel links by possibly adjusting barrel hood to breech face fit?
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