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#1 bcelliott

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

I have a 9mm Witness Match for a dual caliber conversion project with an extra 4.75" 9mm barrel which I will rechamber for 9x23 (along with planned mods for the conversion such as springs, Henning guide rod, 38S mags, etc.)

What I really want is a 6" 9mm barrel to rechamber to 9x23. I will have it cut and recrowned to approx 5.5" to yield slightly better ballistics than the 4.75". It will stick out, but I like the look. An EAA rep told me that the long barrels are out of stock indefinitely. Does anyone know of a source for this barrel or a custom equivalent? Bar-Sto is no longer making one. Thanks!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

Briley used to have Witness barrels. They don't list them for sale on their site but it might be worth a phone call.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

Thanks. Will check with Briley. I'd also be willing to trade my 4.75" 9mm barrel for a 6" if anyone has one.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:48 PM

Briley doesn't have any plans to make more Witness barrels. Have sent an email to StormLake to see if they make Witness barrels. Still looking...

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

StormLake doesn't make them either.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

I have a 9mm Witness Match for a dual caliber conversion project with an extra 4.75" 9mm barrel which I will rechamber for 9x23 (along with planned mods for the conversion such as springs, Henning guide rod, 38S mags, etc.)

What I really want is a 6" 9mm barrel to rechamber to 9x23. I will have it cut and recrowned to approx 5.5" to yield slightly better ballistics than the 4.75". It will stick out, but I like the look. An EAA rep told me that the long barrels are out of stock indefinitely. Does anyone know of a source for this barrel or a custom equivalent? Bar-Sto is no longer making one. Thanks!


It's not a small frame is it? A CZ75 Tactical Sport barrel can be fit to a small frame and will stick out about .3" past a longslide.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:09 PM


I have a 9mm Witness Match for a dual caliber conversion project with an extra 4.75" 9mm barrel which I will rechamber for 9x23 (along with planned mods for the conversion such as springs, Henning guide rod, 38S mags, etc.)

What I really want is a 6" 9mm barrel to rechamber to 9x23. I will have it cut and recrowned to approx 5.5" to yield slightly better ballistics than the 4.75". It will stick out, but I like the look. An EAA rep told me that the long barrels are out of stock indefinitely. Does anyone know of a source for this barrel or a custom equivalent? Bar-Sto is no longer making one. Thanks!


It's not a small frame is it? A CZ75 Tactical Sport barrel can be fit to a small frame and will stick out about .3" past a longslide.


No, unfortunately it is a large frame. EAA isn't importing longer barrels yet, but I did see this video about a new Witness Gold Match:

http://eaacorp.com/2...s-gold-match-2/

It appears to be very similar to the Witness Hunter, and will come in other calibers beside 10mm and .45. I'd love to have one of those, but in the meantime, just the barrel would be great!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

I found the webpage on Italian Firearms Group on the new longslide Witness--they're calling it the Bulls Eye:

http://www.ifg-usa.c...arms/bulls-eye/

It's basically a match-quality Hunter in all calibers with lightened slide. I want one to ream to 9x23!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

  • I'm a little late to the party but the EAA site lists these barrels as of now for $185 now whether the actually have them??? Ive had the same idea for awhile now.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

  • I'm a little late to the party but the EAA site lists these barrels as of now for $185 now whether the actually have them??? Ive had the same idea for awhile now.


The site is terrible, you should call if you want to order anything.




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