SergeantBernie Posted May 19, 2007 Share Posted May 19, 2007 After an exhaustive search and dozens and dozens of phone calls, I've managed to track down a gunsmith who is interested in converting my 18.5" M4 barrel down to the 14" entry length. Almost every other shop I called either said "We don't want to do it since it would require moving both the front sight and the mag tube locking ring, too much hassle", or the price was astronomical ($600 +). I just sent my barrel off a week or so ago to this new shop, and after some discussions of what would be involved they gave me a price of $275. The shop purchased an M4 to conduct fit checks on, and they will get the process nailed down using my barrel as the guinea pig. Hopefully by mid June I will have the finished 14" barrel back in my hands. I'm not going to provide the shop's name just yet, I want to get the barrel back and see how it pans out so as to not get anybody ticked off in case it only turns out so-so. If it turns out to be of the level of quality I've come to know from this shop, I will at that point put up a post to alert you other folks out there interested in registering your Benelli M4 as a short barreled shotgun. I encourage anybody out there going the SBS route to still continue to call around to shops in case you stumble upon a better deal, but I did want to post an alert that I think I finally found a high quality solution for a great price. Keep this in mind over the next few weeks and as soon as I get my barrel back, I'll let you know if it is worthy of adorning your M4! I will also post pictures of the finished product so you can judge the work for yourself. Shane A. Bernskoetter Author of: Surviving Twilight: A Soldier's Chronicle of Daily Life in Iraq http://www.survivingtwilight.com Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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