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Tell me about this barrel modification…..

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Gary in Pennsylvania, Aug 29, 2008.

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  1. Gary in Pennsylvania

    Gary in Pennsylvania Member

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    Interesting. I like the look of it. Gives it a unique look yet maintains its tough, brawny look…….but I don’t believe it serves a real purpose other than aesthetics. The openings are uni-directional so it wouldn’t aid in taming recoil. Flash suppression? Or just looks?

    Anyways…..my other question is how’d it get there????? Is that a sleeved barrel and that has those ‘ports’ milled into it? Or is it a separate threaded piece that is screwed onto the end of the barrel?

    Your thoughts are appreciated!
     

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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    All S&W .500's have sleeved barrels, as do most all the other new S&W's.

    I suppose it is threaded to the sleeve.

    As for effectiveness, I'd bet if the Performance Center put it on there, it does work very well to tame recoil.

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  3. Gary in Pennsylvania

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    They did. That's how the PC built it.
     
  4. MCMXI

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    Gary, can you explain what you mean by that?

    To my untrained eye it looks as if the ports need to be rotated about 5 degrees clockwise but maybe the revolver rotates counter-clockwise (significantly) during recoil in addition to the "typical" recoil. :confused:
     
  5. Gary in Pennsylvania

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    Good catch!
    My Bad!

    I meant to say omni-directional.

    Basically, port holes shoot down as well as up!

    Thanks!
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    You nailed it.

    The ports are off vertical to counteract the violent twisting motion of the .500's recoil.

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