Charlie's brings you a military surplus barrel with an extended A2 flash hider to give you a street legal 16" barrel. Original FN replacement barrel, used by the US Military, this barrel is 5.56 NATO chamber with a 1:7 twist carbon chrome-moly phosphated chrome-line steel, button broached and chrome lined. A-frame A2 front sight base is "F" marked, for use with flat-top military spec receivers. Standard barrel nut is included. No sling swivel is attached. Front sight pin and barrel nut is included.
The barrel is identical to the Colt SOCOM barrel, which we sell here.
Both the Colt and FN use the same military spec chrome-lined buttoned broached rifling. For all intents and purposes, this is identical to the Colt barrel. FN is the supplier to the US Military for M4 replacement barrels as well as the M16 rifle.
We have pre-pinned and welded a small number of barrels, so generally, if this product is in stock, it ships from our workshop with no shop time needed. Charlie's works with a small group of extremely talented craftsmen, and the pin and weld process is simple in concept, but requires an isolated shop for argon gas, specialized equipment and training, and we use one of the best shops in the business for pin and weld, and then bring the barrel back to our shop.