Ok, let me set this strait.
INTERNAL BARREL THREADING: If done properly, trust me I have done dozens of these. It will NOT EFFECT THE ACCURACY OF THE WEAPON. I did this to several of my personal arms and have no problem. A few of them it improved the shot group by essentially recrowning the barrel. This should be your main issue, unless you are one of those sick types that dose not take their weapon to the range.
NEVER PUT A "RAT" BARREL ON A WEAPON: unless it is a machine gun with adjustable headspace this is a really bad idea. These weapons were not meant to have their barrels arbitrarily swapped out. And chances are if the rifling is gone, than the headspace is out too! And yes sloppy headspace with a blank can cause serious damage to the weapon and more importantly the shooter. Besides for those of you so worried about loosing the "collector value" of your rife by threading it, You do more damage to the collector value of the piece by taking off the original barrel than threading it.
If you are that worried about hurting you rifle, don't take it out, it is just that simple! If anything a threaded barrel will increase the value of the weapon to the right person. Comes pre BFA'ed! That is if you are a good reenactor and give your fellow reenactors first crack at the weapon. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/
My pet peves:
THOSE FREEKING PROPANE GUNS. For the love of all thing holy please TURN THE GAS UP!!!! It will help to let people know that that grill lighter you have on your jeep is supposed to be a machine gun. Hard to take a hit when you just hear a faint " PPPPPPPppppppFFFFfffffffffffffff................................"
UNITS INSISTING ON "COOKIE CUTTER": Unless they are prtraying a basic training company this looks so bad.... No two combat troops looked alike. This axiom probably extended to the legions of rome to the way I have my pouches on my IBA. Yet do not go the other way and go for "uncommon". Uncommon gets you shot at usually. Few reenactors get that opportunity for that "wake up call".
FILTH: There is not enough of it.....
TRAILER QUEENS: These are the vehicles that never get dirty or have a single scratch. If you want that stick to the car show circuit. These are military vehicles, scrape off the mud and paint out the scratches when you are done..... I have lovingly restored an M-37 that I regularly beat the living snot out of on a regular basis. Too many pretty jeeps out there. I will leave the "every vehicle owner is a captain plus" Rant for another day.....
Avoid these sins and you will start to look better.
"Go fourth my children and cry havoc Just show up for formation in the mourning"
...steps off soap box........