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October 1, 2021 - 8:40 pm
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What’s the angle used on the barrel for the magazine ring?

The old gun I have is a little beat up in that area and the magazine ring seems to be too tight of a fit to twist in properly. I was going to use a 60 degree jeweler’s file to clean it up, but I don’t want to be changing the angle either.

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You can’t use a file to clean up the dovetail in the barrel because its not a straight dovetail. The dovetail was machined in a radius.

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Then let me ask how hard should it be to turn that ring into position? Does it typically require some mechanical advantage like a wood dowel?

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Corey Freeman said
Then let me ask how hard should it be to turn that ring into position? Does it typically require some mechanical advantage like a wood dowel?  

Yes, it should require a mechanical aid to turn it into the correct position.

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If it turned in easy then it would become loose quickly.

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Thanks for the help.

Used the wood handle to a brush and turned it in. Just need to tidy up the barrel edges a little.

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