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    What directions are the threads for a barrel normally (where it screws into the receiver)?

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    Are you in the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern?


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    Righty tighty on every one I've ever seen. But of course I've never taken a barrel off in Australia

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    The only reverse thread I can recall was on the ejector of a Thompson SMG - I don't recall the thread size but finding a tap was not easy. All of the other gun threads I can think of were normal right handed.
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    Barrel threads are typically right hand, there are, however, many left hand threaded parts in firearms. Ejector rods on modern S&W revolvers, ejector retaining screw on redhawk and other Ruger revolvers, AK flashhiders in some cases, FAL flashhiders as well, oh, and Winchester M-12 lifter or carrier pivot screws. Ahhhh... my brain hurts from remembering this stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildalaska View Post
    Are you in the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern?

    Now that's pretty funny right there...
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