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barrel fitting

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dragracemaniac, Feb 8, 2009.

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  1. dragracemaniac

    dragracemaniac TS Member

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    how can I tell if a barrel requires fitting by a gunsmith?
    I purchased an O/U barrel for my Beretta 687. I have not shot it yet.
    The forend fits good, the barrel seems to fit nice & snug, opens and closes smooth and ejects snap caps without a problem.
    what should I be looking for to see if it needs fitting?

    Thanks

    Tom
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Take a couple resized empties and see how they fit when the gun is closed. Then take a couple primed empties and see if the the primers fire. If everything looks good so far test fire with some light target loads. HMB
     
  3. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Some put a dollar bill between breech and receiver and close it. The bill should not be loose.

    Some try to see light between the breech and receiver when closed. If you can you'd better see a fitter.
     
  4. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    A tight fitting barrel will not close with a single sheet of cigarette paper on the breech. If it does close with a piece of copy paper on the breech, it is way too loose.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. KENENT1

    KENENT1 Active Member

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    sounds like your ready to rock and roll.

    I also recently put a new barrel on my 686, and no fitting was required.



    tony
     
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