Grinding a barrel hood

Discussion in 'How to' started by ChipM, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. ChipM

    ChipM Active Member

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    I have an old Glock 19 that won't eject some modern hollowpoints when trying to unload a live round. Assuming I take it slow and manage heat, is there any reason I can't grind an old barrel to match the hood profile of a new barrel?

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  2. galvatron

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    Why even play with it. Drop it off at Glock let them do the rework. I'll put money on it not costing you a dime, only about 1/2hr of your time sitting there waiting for your (free) new barrel.
     

  3. ChipM

    ChipM Active Member

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    They offered to sell me a new barrel for $125. I'm still considering that option; but I like the idea of a numbers-matching gun that also works with the ammo I use.
     
  4. 1clearshot

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    If you are willing to risk current barrel and buy a new one, AND have proper tools to do so....maybe. I just don't like the idea of "barrel" and "grinding" in the same sentence....

    I've personally killed a slide of a SA Champion with a file....the slide and barrel was worn out anyway..... Now I have to buy a slide. :oops:
     
  5. ChipM

    ChipM Active Member

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    Grinding the barrel hood corrected my problem.
     
  6. Archangel

    Archangel Moderator Staff Member

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    Got pics of the barrel after the regrind?

    Enquiring minds want to know!

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  7. ChipM

    ChipM Active Member

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    I shot it this week, and it shoots fine.
    Before and After:

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  8. Puffyfish

    Puffyfish New Member

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    "Perfection" yeah, I laugh.

    Nice job you did. :righton: A buff and polish of the ramp and chamber helps also.
     
  9. samman23

    samman23 New Member

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    Chip, is this a Gen I or Gen II?
     
  10. zetor

    zetor Well-Known Member

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    Attaboy.
    I like it when people try things for themselves.
    Way too much "you'll kill yourself" opinion around.

    I've been looking around for a home dentistry book but can't find one.
     
  11. ChipM

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    It is an early Gen 2; made in '88 or '89 I think.