Is 17" TC Encore barrel w/ brake rifle legal?

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I am looking at a TC Encore barrel with a threaded-on muzzle brake. The over all length is 17". The brake is over an inch long. Would this be legal on a rifle, or does the brake have to be permanently mounted?
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You would need to know the actual length of the bbl with the brake removed Tkeeping in mind the overlap distance of the threaded portions of each). Or have the brake perminantly attached. 'Smiths who deal with ARs and such do this all the time.
 

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Rumrunner said:
I am looking at a TC Encore barrel with a threaded-on muzzle brake. The over all length is 17". The brake is over an inch long. Would this be legal on a rifle, or does the brake have to be permanently mounted?
Thanks in advance

Needs to be permanent - weld has to hold to 1100 degrees IIRC. The usual approach is weld & blind pin.

What are you setting up? Aside from Rugers, T/C is another of my bad habits. I have 4 frames and about 40 barrels, just picked up a T/C TCR 83 with a few extra barrels.
 
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dsf,
I've got a Pro hunter with 209x50 BP barrel, 20ga rifled slug barrel and a 308 win. Also have a special serial numbered Encore handgun with 12" 44 and 223 barrels. Wouldn't mind a short 45/70 rifle barrel.
Those 83's are nice.
 

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My 15" 358 win Encore barrel had a permanently mounted brake to make it 16".

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But a 17" barrel (counting brake), id bet is 16" and wouldnt need a permanently mounted brake.
 

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I'm still stuck in the past with Contenders. With only half of a wild hairs , I'm kicking around getting another frame to Form 1 as a SBR , but that would be in '15 or '16 .
 

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Rumrunner said:
dsf,
I've got a Pro hunter with 209x50 BP barrel, 20ga rifled slug barrel and a 308 win. Also have a special serial numbered Encore handgun with 12" 44 and 223 barrels. Wouldn't mind a short 45/70 rifle barrel.
Those 83's are nice.

One of my barrels is an MGM made 16.5" barrel in 45/70. I use QD rings with a Nikon Monarch "African" scope when it's attached to a rifle frame. I use a Weaver handgun scope (2.5 to 8x) and QD rings when attaching it to a handgun frame. Lots of fun and very compact.
 
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One of my barrels is an MGM made 16.5" barrel in 45/70. I use QD rings with a Nikon Monarch "African" scope when it's attached to a rifle frame. I use a Weaver handgun scope (2.5 to 8x) and QD rings when attaching it to a handgun frame. Lots of fun and very compact.[/quote]

OK, you got me drooling. Hoping to maybe find a Katahdin barrel at a good price.
 

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I had a 14" Contender barrel "extended" by soldering a 2.8" KDF brake onto it by a very knowledgeable T/C 'smith. For use in Michigan's shotgun zone, where handguns need a straight-walled cartridge, the barrel could be used as a handgun and also be used as a carbine-length venison maker in the rifle zones. Caliber 375 Winchester.

IIR, the option of using a silver solder allowed changing the brake later (by a gunsmith) but remaining "permanent" by bureaucrat definition.
 
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