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MonthOfAngle
May 13, 2010, 09:05 PM
Hi everyone.

I have a Taurus PT 92 and an extra barrel for it... I would like to thread that one for a can I plan to get for fathers day. The question is What would be the dye diameter for that barrel.

Thanks in advance.

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ogree
May 14, 2010, 06:43 AM
Using a "die" to thread a barrel for a can is a bad idea.
Take the barrel to a smith or machine shop and have them "single point" cut the threads on center w/ the bore in a lathe.
This will save you headaches on down the road.
Different manufacturers of suppressors use different size threads, so find out what the pitch is for the model of the can you are getting before you have the barrel threaded.

Sam1911
May 14, 2010, 07:09 AM
Completely agree with ogree. The liklihood of destroying your new can on the first shot is distressingly high if you use a threading die. This is pretty important stuff to get exactly right. You need this done on a lathe.

Check with the manufacturer of the suppressor to find out what thread pitch they want.

MonthOfAngle
May 14, 2010, 03:01 PM
Thank you For the advice.

Ranb
May 14, 2010, 03:22 PM
I have used a die to thread a barrel before, but I used a lathe to hold the barrel and the die. My attempts at threading by hand even with a thread guide inserted into the barrel ended up with the threads not aligned to the bore.

Ranb

Conqueror
May 14, 2010, 10:43 PM
If you have a lathe to hold the barrel, why wouldn't you just cut the threads on the lathe? I thought even the cheapest of lathes would have a leadscrew and halfnut capable of cutting standard threads.

Ranb
May 14, 2010, 11:58 PM
I do not have a good threading tool. The last time I tried to cut 1/2-28 threads I did a poor job compared to what I can do with a die held in the lathe.

Ranb

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