BCM® Standard 14.5" M4 SOCOM Barrel, Stripped

MSRP: $310.00
MAP: $310.00
Your Price: $239.00
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SKU:
BCM-BRL-s-M4-SOCOM-14-STD
Features:
M4 Feed Ramp Barrel Extension (USGI)
Stock Status: In Stock
(.750) at Gas Block location
Approximate Weight: 1lb 14oz

The SOCOM M4 profile is a mid weight profile barrel for the M4A1 Carbine. The flats milled under the handguards are for mounting of the M203. SOCOM requested the mid profile to better handle the volume of fire from their shooters. This profile is being adopted as a new standard for the M4A1 Carbine.
 
 
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Professional Grade Weaponry, by BCM®
 
 
These are stripped 14.5" M4 profile 11595E barrels with gas ports installed and dimpled for a strong gas block installation.
 
 
 
M4 Feed Ramp Barrel Extension
In developing the USGI M4 carbine as one of the primary weapons for todays infantry, some modifications were performed to the original M16 platform to enhance the reliability of the shorter barreled carbines. With the shorter carbine gas system and the increased gas port pressure, the carbine cycled faster, and at times the cycle rate could be faster than the magazine would feed ammunition. One of the modifications done to increase reliable feeding included enhancing the angle and the length of the feed ramps. This USGI modification was done to both the barrel extension and the upper receiver, creating a longer and steeper feed ramp. These Mil-Spec M4 feed ramps are part of the original CNC manufacturing process. As a result, the factory machined M4 feed ramps on the receiver are hard coat anodized which adds significant strength to the aluminum. This feature is offered on all BCM barrels.
 
 
USGI 1/7 Twist Rate
The USGI 1/7 twist rate of all of the BCM barrels is the preferred twist rate by most professional infantryman. This twist rate has proven very versatile and can effectively run the new heavier 5.56 ammo that is hugely popular with military and private security personal for its superior ballistics.
 
Mil-Spec Barrel Steel (Mil-B-11595E)
BCM barrel steel is Mil-Spec per MIL-B-11595E. This grade (CMV) of steel is a Mil-Spec steel used in the USGI M16 family of rifles; it is stronger and will last longer than the typical barrels offered in the commercial market. The Mil-Spec grade steel gets its additional strength and rigidity from an increase in carbon and/or vanadium in the alloy. This will offer increased barrel life and performance through use in all types of extreme environments and temperatures.
 
Chrome Bore and Chamber
One of the first modifications that were made to the original M16 in the mid 1960s was the addition of the chrome lined bore and chamber. It is now a world wide standard in the industry for a battle rifle. The chrome bore and chamber is harder than the barrel steel and on the USGI M16/M4 rifles will aid in chambering, extraction, and reliability. It increases velocity, and also resist against fouling and corrosion from extended use in the field. This gives the end user a longer barrel life with less required time in maintenance and cleaning.
 
Manganese Phosphate Barrel Finish
Barrels are parkerized with the manganese phosphate finish (Mil-Spec A-A-59267). Military specifications also state that the entire barrel surface is phosphate finished to create a porous surface to absorb oil as to resist against corrosion from the elements. BCM barrels are phosphated before installation of front sights. This is a much more extensive assembly operation, but insures that the entire barrel is finished and protected . . .even under the front sight base.
 
5.56 NATO Chambers
The USGI 5.56 NATO chamber is the best choice for effective deployment, reliability, and compatibility, of higher chamber pressures of military ammo.
 
 
Government Barrel Profiles
Duty rifles are built to be carried - day in and day out. The USGI barrel profiles (often referred to as the Government Profile) enable the operator to carry their weapon for longer periods of time and deploy them faster than the heavier commercial H-Barrel counterparts. The government profile barrel is also compatible with the current M203 mounting systems.
 
HPT / MP Inspected Barrels
Military specifications require that barrels undergo a HPT (High-Pressure Test) load as a part of quality assurance procedures. Commonly referred to as a proof load, the M197 HPT is rated for 70,000 psi. BCM barrels are proof loaded and then MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected) to detect any possible flaws in the barrels surface. The barrels are MP inspected with both circular and longitudinal magnetic fields per ASTME1444-01 (current Mil-Spec) to assure a high quality finished product. All BCM barrels are marked HP MP as our proof load marking.
 
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9 Reviews

  • 5
    BCM Standard 14.5" M4 SOCOM Barrel, Stripped

    Posted by James Rea on Jul 19th 2019

    I finally got to test out this barrel. As usual, BCM accuracy does not disappoint.

  • 5
    14.5 M4 SOCOM barrel

    Posted by J.Stizzle on Jul 30th 2018

    Awesome barrel! It's a BCM so yea, it worth every dime!

  • 5
    Great barrel

    Posted by Paul St. Clair on May 14th 2018

    Great barrel, good price, quick shipping.

    Looking forward to build.

  • 5
    Best barrel

    Posted by Mitchell Ludwig on Sep 22nd 2016

    Best barrel ive seen. You can feel the quality in this barrel. Very light. Was not drilled for A2 front sight tapper pins.

  • 5
    awesome barrel!

    Posted by Erick Schluter on Jun 10th 2016

    Excellent barrel, looks good and shoots better than my old barrel. I paired it with a BCM upper receiver for the tight fit and I love both this is some top notch stuff. I'll always be a customer of BCM for here on out!

  • 5
    Great barrel

    Posted by anonymous on May 15th 2016

    Awesome barrel, as good or better quality than what I use at work.

  • 5
    Just what I was looking for

    Posted by louis estopinal on Nov 14th 2015

    This has to be an actual USGI issue SOCOM M4A1 Colt barrel. The lettering font is different than all my other BCM Barrels. Excellent quality. I bought this barrel to build a sopmod block ll M4A1. I used a BCM upper receiver, BCM LP gas block, BCM carbine gas tube, surefire socom muzzle brake and the DD M4A1 RIS ll in FDE. Sounds like a complete BCM upper to me, but they would not give me a free BCG. Oh well. Rules are rules. I still love BCM;)

  • 5
    BCM Standard 14.5" M4 SOCOM Barrel, Stripped

    Posted by TIER1Armory on Nov 11th 2015

    Great Profile for a heavy use carbine and high round count training, really sheds heat . great Mill-Spec barrel we use for our Urban Recon Carbine at TIER1Armory.

  • 5
    Barrel quality

    Posted by anonymous on Nov 18th 2012

    Just purchased this barrel for a new gas piston build. I don't know who supplies your BCM barrels, but this is one of the finest barrels I've come across for the AR platform.