Looking For Blaser 556 Barrel

I wasn’t really sure what to title this post. The runner-ups:

“Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get it up!”

“Desperately Seeking Susan”

“Das Barrel!!!”

“Dreams of My Sewer Pipe”

“It puts the lotion…”

Anyway, you get the idea. But in the end, it’s just a simple request for help. Here’s the problem. My main precision rifle is a Blaser Tactical 2. This rifle has 4 caliber options: 556, 308, 300WM, 338LM. Currently, I have the 308 and the 338LM for this rifle.

Blaser Tactical 2 with 338 Lapua installed.

Blaser Tactical 2 with 338 Lapua installed.

Tactical 2 parts have dried up. I am getting different stories out of Germany regarding the Blaser Tactical 2 and LRS 2 rifles. Some say Blaser has stopped making them. But a rumor I keep getting out of Germany is the German Government has “decided” that the LRS 2 & Tactical 2 rifles are “military weapons” and are no longer to be exported.

Blaser Tactical 2 Painted

Blaser Tactical 2 Painted

It seems, some military-style weapons that were destined for the US market, and had US End User Certificates (EUC), ended up outside the United States. SIG pistols ended up in South America. And HK got dinged on G36’s ending up in Kurdish hands as two well known examples.

Blaser Tactical 2 taped off

Blaser Tactical 2 taped off

So…the German government is kicking some asses over there denying export licenses. Which means…I don’t seem to be able to get parts here. Currently, I possess all of the parts necessary to make all 4 calibers work for the Tactical 2 minus the actual 300wm and 556/223 barrels.

I have scoured websites and have not been able to find a 556 barrel anywhere. The one I really need. Even my retail contacts in Europe can’t help me.

So…if you are reading this, and there is a LRS 2 or Tactical 2 rifle sitting in one of your local gun shops, would you consider looking to see if one, it’s a Tactical 2? And secondly, seeing if the barrel is 556/223?

The Tactical 2 looks very similar to the LRS 2. Note the fixed 1913 rail on barrel.

The Tactical 2 looks very similar to the LRS 2. Note the fixed 1913 rail on barrel.

Furthermore, if you have a Tactical 2 barrel for sale used in 556 and are looking to part with it, consider dropping me a line.

I’m backed into a corner on this. Which is why I am posting here about it. I have no problem with sourcing the barrel internationally or domestically. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 
Sincerely,
Marky
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  • Roy Dowd

    Try calling SARCO in PA. They used to be located in NJ and had the most varied and eclectic offering of guns and parts I’ve ever seen. I mean they had every odd ball part in existence. I’d be surprised if they can’t get you that 5.56 barrel.

    • Thanks for the suggestion, Roy. I just checked and they have nothing. I did buy some Tac 2 LRS mags from Gunparts corp last year. I suspect they got them from a foreign military. 300WM. If you happen to run across something, I would be most grateful if you dropped me a note. A comment here or a e-mail is always welcome.

      Sincerely,
      Marky

    • And wasn’t SARCO in Florida? Or am I getting them confused with someone else?

      Marky

  • Update: 223/556 Blaser Tactical 2 barrel acquired. Thanks for everyone’s help!!!

    Marky

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  • Update: Barrel acquired.

    —Marky