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    Quote Originally Posted by peregrinvs View Post
    …………. but try as I might I cannot find a Mk2 barrel nut for sale that isn't in the USAicon.
    What’s wrong with the ones over here? Are the vendors not willing to repatriate them?

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    hi, nope, wont send overseas......gun part you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    Remember that when drilling on a round surface to use a good hard centre pop mark, a centre drill of if not a centre drill, a small pilot hole first with very little load on the drill.
    Thanks. I've never done precise drilling into a thick tube like this before, so all tips gratefully accepted.

    I've also been doing some work on the repro grip = reaming out some of the wood so that the ring can move down enough to compress the nut against the grip. Geoff / bigduke6 very kindly added a spacer ring to it last year, but I've now discovered the nut is slightly too big to fit.

    So my next interesting challenge is how to shave half a millimeter or so of metal off the outside of the nut without access to a lathe.

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