Caliber:         7.62 mm

Chamber:     7.62x39mm
Material:       4150 CrMOV Mil-B-11595e certified

Finish:          Available Melonite/QPQ Nitride


Twist:           1-9.45" 

Contour:       AK47 Romanian/Polish

Lengths:      16.3"

The process of Cold Hammer Forging barrels has proven for decades to produce the most accurate, longest lasting rifle barrels obtainable. The Cold Hammer Forging of barrels is achieved through the application of massive mechanical and hydraulic pressures at opposing angles by carbide or hardened steel hammers. During the hammering process, a precision ground carbide mandrel is inserted into the bore shaping the hammered material around the mandrel to create the rifling. 

The precondition for impeccable barrel straightness and rifling quality during the Cold Hammer Forging process is the quality of the bore in the blank.  Because of this, SAND Hammer Forging takes exceeding care to maintain strict tolerances in bore surface finishes and overall bore concentricity prior to the forging process to ensure its rifle barrels are as accurate as possible. 

All SAND Hammer Forging, Inc. Cold Hammer Forged rifle blanks are made from start to finish in our facility located in Los Angeles, CA allowing the kind of quality assurance necessary to maintain consistent and consistently excellent products.  SAND currently contracts out to various turning companies which provide extraordinary quality and bring the expertise and versatility to contour standard and custom OEM designs.  

SAND Hammer Forging offers a protective Melonite coating that surface-hardens the metal.  Also referred to as Salt Bath Nitriding, this treatment produces an extremely hard, slick surface on steel that resists carbon adhesion and increases corrosion resistance, making for easier cleaning and maintenance.  By utilizing this process, which does not add any material to the barrel or rifling, the premium quality of manufacturing is allowed to shine directly through to the finished product.  

Caliber:       5.56mm, 7.62mm, .308, 9mm
Material:     4150V Mil-B-11595e certified

                   416R Stainless Steel

Finishes:     Melonite/QPQ Nitride


                   Black Oxide

​                   Cerakote 

Contour:     OEM custom profile service available

                   Standard Government Profiles

                   Mid-length Gas Options

                   Rifle length Profiles

Lengths:     Standard 10.3", 14.7", 16", 18", 20"

                   Custom OEM options upon request

Sand Hammer Forging, inc. Cold Hammer Forged Rifle Barrels and blanks

Calibers:      5.56mm, 7.62mm, .308", 9mm
4150V Mil-B-11595e certified

                    416R Stainless Steel,

Lengths:      Standard lengths 17.125" and 22"

                    Custom lengths available upon request


Diameter:    1.050"

SAND Hammer Forging, Inc.