Armorscale from Poland have an ever-increasing range of replacement metal barrels in all 3 of the main armour scales, along with photo etch and resin replacement parts.
This replacment set consists of a turned aluminium barrel and machined brass muzzle brake for the German StuG III or IV Mid production, i.e. it's a 75mm StuK 40 L/48. There isn't much one can really say about these products......other than they're near perfect..... especially at this scale. The muzzle brake has to be seen to be believed! It would be shame to cover them in paint! Unlike 1/35th scale, where the main reason for buying a replacement barrel would have to be avoidance of the 'seam' or bending of the styrene, in 1/72nd, this isn't so much of a problem, since most barrels at this scale are not moulded in 2 pieces. However, a moulded styrene muzzle brake in 1/72nd just does not have the sharpness or definition that this machined brass one does. At this kind of price, that's a good enough reason to get one!
Beautiful! Very highly recommended for all your Braille-scale needs!
My thanks to Ian Hanratty of Friendship Models
for the review sample.