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When you reinstall a replacement barrel, do you
lube the barrel threads with anything? This is a
pinned barrel model 36. I am considering using
some anti-seize. The replacement barrel is from a
pinned barrel model 60. It is in the freezer right
now.
 

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What's the story? Why did you put a model 60 barrel on a model 36?
I was wondering when someone was going to ask about that. As you can see
in the photo the front sight has been filed down about .040". I did that several
decades back when I was a young man. Carried hot 125 Gr. JHP handloads.
Had to file the sight down to bring up the point of impact. Now that I am older
and have more sense, I don't shoot those kind of loads any longer. So, I could
have a gunsmith mill down the front sight and make a new dovetail sight, or I could
just replace the barrel. In looking for used barrels I found and bought the model
60 mint condition barrel for $22.00 plus shipping and tax. All the model 36 barrels
were priced much higher. It was a matter of economics. This gun is a beater and
I did not want to pay more than necessary to get front sight issue fixed. Also,
this is the first barrel I have changed on my own and I am quite pleased. All my
other barrel swaps have been done by my gunsmith friend.
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