The metal barrel is the correct length when compared to the 1:35 plans in the Tankograd KV-1 books and is a straight replacement for the kit barrel without any kit alterations required with the fit of the barrel being perfect.
Conclusion:A very simple update for the Trumpeter KV-1 kits with excellent details and without any alterations to the kit makes for a simple update.
Highly recommended 8/10
Metal barrel fitted to the kit and close up of the muzzle rifling
The KV Sublects page lists other reviews of sets available for the available KV-1/2 kitReferences:
Soviet Heavy Tank of WWII - Early Variants
Tankograd Soviet Special
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Osprey New Vanguard 17
#75 - 8/2000
Published by GALILEO
Thanks to Lion Roar for the review set.