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Barrel Threading

Does anyone have any information on threading a barrel as far as the Feds are concerned.  I have a Remington 700 that does not have a threaded barrel.  I took it to my local gunsmith and his reaction was that the ATF would not allow you to thread a barrel unless that same gun came with a factory threaded barrel in another model.  I am just trying to check out his reasoning to see if maybe he is wrong.  Thanks

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Reply #1
I personally have never heard of that...
Grant

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Reply #2
I live in CA, the most anti-gun state there is and there is no issue with threading a rifle barrel.  Now, there are regulations as to what you can spin onto the barrel but you can thread it.  It may be worth checking your state's regulations....but I don't believe there are any national regulations.  Pistols in CA can't be threaded....but that is just for pistols.
Bob
If everything seems under control......you're just not going fast enough

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Reply #3
killian think I would be looking for a different smith!

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Reply #4
Your local smith either doesn't want your business or he is a moron. Either way find another smith. Any can do the job.

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Reply #5
Oh my God!!! Rob and I agreed on something -write it on the calendar !

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Reply #6
There are no laws concerning threading the end of a barrel.
Think about it.  Companies like Ruger and others do it.
They wouldn't do it and sell them across the country if it was illegal.
That's a bad sign, time to find another smith.

Here's a model 700 from the factory with a thread muzzle.
https://www.remington.com/rifles/bolt-action/model-700/model-700-stainless-5-r-threaded-barrel

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Reply #7
I'm to the point anymore I won't even waste my time educating some dolt.
Just move on to the next one.
Dave