The Daniel Defense 18” 5.56mm NATO S2W® barrel is designed with a strength to weight profile (Daniel Defense's Heavy Barrel) and a Mid-length gas system.
Cold Hammer Forging of barrels has been known for decades to produce the most accurate, longest lasting rifle barrels obtainable. The Cold Hammer Forging of barrels is accomplished through intense hydraulic pressure applied at opposing angles by carbide steel hammers. During the hammering process, a mandrel is inserted into the bore while the carbide steel hammers shape the barrel around the mandrel creating the chamber, the lands, and the grooves. In addition to the aforementioned benefits, the Cold Hammer Forging process creates a defect free bore and the most consistent chamber possible.
All Daniel Defense cold hammer forged barrels are made from start to finish in our state-of-the-art facility located in Black Creek, GA. In keeping with our heritage of not cutting corners, all cold hammer forged barrels feature a forged chamber and heavy phosphate exterior coating or Salt Bath Nitride Finish. They are available in multiple configurations which includes barrel only (stripped); barrel with Front Sight Base; barrel with Low Profile Gas Block; and barrel with Front Sight Base, gas tube, and delta Ring assembly (Complete). These barrels will prove themselves to be more accurate and last longer than a barrel that has cut or button rifling.
Our Cold Hammer Forged Barrels carry a 100% satisfaction guarantee against defects in original materials and workmanship. If your barrel shows evidence of such defects, Daniel Defense will make every accommodation to fix, repair, or replace your barrel in the most expeditious and inexpensive manner possible. Daniel Defense does not warranty products or damage caused to our products by the correct or incorrect installation of other manufacturer’s products. Be sure to retain your sales slip as proof of purchase date when making a claim.
|Manufacturing # / SKU||07-116-00082|
|Barrel Configuration||W/ Low Profile Gas Block|
|Manuf. Process||Cold Hammer Forged|
|Muzzle Thread||1⁄2×28 TPI (Threads Per Inch)|
|Material||Chrome Moly Vanadium|
|Outside Finish||Salt Bath Nitride|
|Inside Finish||Salt Bath Nitride|
|Diameter At Gas Port||.750″|