Perfect Metal Barrel
12.8cm Sf.L/61 "Sturmer Emil"
Perfect Metal Barrel (Series SR) #35022
1:35th Scale
Review by Terry Ashley

This metal replacement barrel from Perfect Model Barrel (Series SR) is actually the Schatton Modellbau barrel released under licence in Japan as are some other Series SR barrels and is designed for the recent Trumpeter kit of the 12.8cm Selbstfahrlafette L/61 "Sturer Emil" (kit #00350).

The set consists of just two parts in turned/machined aluminium with a full length barrel and separate muzzle brake which are cleanly turned/machined without any surface blemishes.

Unfortunately the only detail on the barrel is the small notches around the collar with the kit barrel having more detail on the muzzle brake collar and no detail on the inside of the one piece muzzle brake.

The muzzle brake is not actually hollow, there is a round hole drilled lengthwise and the two gas holes in the muzzle brake are hollowed out through the middle but the sections surrounding the hollowed out gas holes are solid metal.

Perfect Metal Barrel

The metal barrel is the same size as the Trumpeter barrel which appears to be slightly undersized compared to available data.

Fitting this barrel is straightforward as it simply replaces the kit barrel and slips straight into the kit mantlet the same as the kit barrel.

As with the Jordi Rubio barrel if you absolutely need a metal barrel then this set may help but offers very little over the kit barrel other than there is no join seam to remove and the solid muzzle brake is apparent from some angles.

Not recommended unless you must have a metal barrel.

Perfect Metal Barrel
Perfect Metal Barrel

Thanks to my Credit Card for the review barrel.

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