16" PENCIL, 5.56 NATO, Mid-Length, 416-R Stainless Steel QPQ

16" PENCIL, 5.56 NATO, Mid-Length, 416-R Stainless Steel QPQ

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The pencil barrel- improved with stainless steel. Balances longevity, accuracy, and balance. QPQ coated inside and out for amazing corrosion resistance and durability. 

Faxon Firearms barrels are the pinnacle of value. Manufactured 100% in-house from cradle-to-grave, these barrels are fully stress relieved, air-gauge tested, and 11 degree target crowned to ensure superior accuracy. 

Quality is imbued into our barrels from the start. We start with the best materials, either certified 4150 Mil-Spec steel or 416-R Stainless. From there, each barrel goes through a battery of tests at each operation until finished in Nitride and final inspected. All barrels are individually checked for headspace by precision custom hardened gauges. 

Faxon manufactures all our barrels in Cincinnati, Ohio under our ISO:9001 and AS:9100  quality certifications. 

  • Barrel Material: 416-R Stainless Steel
  • Barrel Type: Button Rifled 
  • Barrel Caliber: 5.56
  • Barrel Twist: 1:8
  • Barrel Length: 16”
  • Barrel Profile:  Pencil
  • Barrel Gas System: Mid
  • Inside Finish: QPQ Nitride
  • Outside Finish: QPQ Nitride
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28 TPI (Threads Per Inch) 
  • Gas Block Diameter: .625" 
  • Gas Port Diameter: .078"
  • Gas Block Journal Length: 1.1"
  • Barrel Extension: M4 
  • Weight:  1.19  lbs
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected!
  • 11-degree Target Crown

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  • Great lightweight barrel

    Posted by Scott on Jun 7th 2017

    Compared to my Ruger (piston-driven) AR, and My S&W D.I. AR, my new AR with this barrel is like a feather. It is very nice while taking multiple day-long classes. Many people talk about how it might warp if you overheat it, but really, who is going to shoot their AR-15 like a full auto? If you do like to shoot like that, you might want to look elsewhere, but for me, this was a GREAT choice.

  • well done

    Posted by dutch on Dec 3rd 2016

    This barrel is as well finished as my DD barrel or my Criterion barrel. It may be several months before I can gather the parts I want for this build, but if it shoots as good as it looks...

  • Feather weight

    Posted by ammoroad on Sep 22nd 2016

    Lightest build to date 4.6lbs! All forged aluminum upper & lower. This barrel is great! Everyone agrees, this is a noticeable difference in weapon weight. Remember, ounces equal pounds & pounds equal PAIN! Two lbs is a noticeable difference.

  • 2nd Pencil Barrel

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 21st 2016

    I ordered my 2nd barrel recently. The 1st one has been in use for around year. It was setup with a gas piston system and has work flawlessly. Have put around 1500 round through it without a problem. Like it's light weight. Whole AR came in at 5 pounds. Shoots very accurately.

  • shot 5 shots at 100 yds with 1 inch group

    Posted by paul on Aug 8th 2016

    After buiding and shooting nearly 20 ar 15s this barrel shot tightest group. Not for rapid fire at range since it is low mass and heat is an issue but if you want to build a light acurate ar this barrel is the ticket. Love it.

  • lightweight value

    Posted by Mark on Jul 13th 2016

    I purchased this barrel for one very good reason, it is the lightest reasonably priced barrel on the market. Even spending 4 to 5 times the money you only save a few grams. On top of that it is an outstanding barrel.

  • I have no complaints

    Posted by joe on Jun 3rd 2016

    Faxon makes a really good product for the money. The 16" 416 r pencil barrel great shooting barrel I would recommend it to anyone

  • high quality low price

    Posted by gator on Oct 12th 2015

    Awesome barrel for a great price paired with an adgustable gas block and a Bcm mod 1 comp. Makes this gun shoot unbelievably flat

  • great value and performance

    Posted by michael on Aug 11th 2015

    I bought this barrel for my wifes gun and it shoots great. very accurate and weighs nothing. looks great with her free float too.

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