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Pressing Barrel

 

The Walt-Oxie adjustable jig - one of the best, low-cost jig to press a barrel:

              


Examples of machined (non-adjustable) pressing tools:

My press configuration for pressing components.  Several items of note:

1) the need to place the press on blocks (or ammo cans) for 24" barrels (such as PSL, etc);

2) the press blocks are 1" square with a hole drilled between them to center the barrel in-between the blocks

3) the use of C-Clamps to brace the blocks in order to keep the assembly from flying apart

   

 

Working example from my Plum kit.  Note that in order for the press to clear the receiver, I ground off the sides of the press block to form a "finger" that mates to the rear of the trunion:

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I tried it like this first, and had no success:

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Finally, I tried it with the receiver upside down, and everything "just worked":

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Nearly complete. Once the barrel starts moving on these '74 kits, the barrel goes in with nearly no effort. No barrel lube is needed:

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