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Old 01-31-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default Galil replacement barrels

I am finding a number of chrome lined and nitride lined Galil replacement barrels. Which one is going to give more barrel life guys? Of course most sources are claiming both are factory IMI. Weren't original equipment Galil barrels always chrome lined?
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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Check this out: http://www.uzitalk.com/forums/showth...-barrels-69.99
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:25 AM   #3
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What a bunch of nit pickers on Uzitalk. I posted a thread on these barrels when AoA first got them. I bought one and they are absolutely beautiful barrels.
I believe they are Military contract barrels made by an IMI Licensed mfg. like :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indumil in Guatamala

They have Nitride coated bores which are supposed to be better than chrome lined. The only drawback I can see to these ( if there is any ) are the 1-12 twist and being 18" .
The only way to find out is to try one out and see. Try to find a better made US barrel for 70.00 .
I also have an orig. IMI barrel and there are no markings on it anywhere that says IMI.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:22 PM   #4
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I guess I'm a nitpicker too because I like a bright shiny barrel, and I bought one of those nitride coated barrels and it appears a little cloudy. I sent it back and got a replacement, and the replacement looked exactly the same.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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I'll have to look at mine but I thought it was shiney. If it isn't then it is probably because of the Nitride coating.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:44 PM   #6
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I have two of these and dont need one if you want to trade or buy this one I will send it to you if you pay shipping... Its is a IMI.....
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:53 AM   #7
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If it isn't then it is probably because of the Nitride coating.
Totally agree, and I'm sure the barrels are fine, they appear to be very well machined. I come from a target shooting background and am not used to looking at a barrel that doesn't appear flawless. I'm a self proclaimed nitpicker
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