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Barrel work needed. On a Browning 425 sporter

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by skeetiee, Jun 6, 2008.

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  1. skeetiee

    skeetiee Member

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    I just purchased a very nice Browning 425 sporter with 32" pipes. I would like to have the center piece of metal removed from the set of barrels. I am not sure what you call thew piece i am talking about, but it is the piece of metal that is soldered to the top and bottom barrel and runs the length of the barrel. I assume it is just silver soldered on. The reason i would like to have it removed is for the weight i can loose. I like 32" barrels but on the older Brownings they are pretty heavy. Can this be done? and who cn do it? and if it cannot be removed what about having the center strap lasered or milled out like some of the newer browning are. I think this would remove a few onces anyway. Plus I love the way a krieghoff looks with the open barrels!!! I hope i have explained myself ok! thanks Lee
     
  2. Shooting Coach

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    This gun is best left alone. Simply for reasons of liability, I don't know of anyone who might do this. You will only lose a couple of ounces. The 32" 425's were ponderous.

    If you want a lighter gun, look at the Cynergy series. These are fantastic guns for the money and handle very well.
     
  3. ec90t

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    Skeetie,

    Maybe Mike (PerazziBigBore) will respond to this question. I know he just had a set of Perazzi barrels done by Jacquimo (Sp). If anyone has the answer to your question it would be him.

    ec90t
     
  4. Ruck

    Ruck Well-Known Member

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    Call Stu Wright @ 618-357-8933. He'll know if it's feasible or not.

    Ken Rucker
     
  5. mirage1

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    Art's is the browning guy-if he can't do it I doubt anyone can.

    Joe
     
  6. skeetiee

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    shooting coach, what do you mean by ponderous? I wonder why browning no longer makes there shotguns with this solid strap between the barrels any more. All my other Brownings are milled every so often down the strap. Is this to allow better cooling of the barrels, or less wind drag, or just for looks? Thanks Lee
     
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    He does not wear a watch but i suppose he could shave his left arm. He is a pretty hairy guy.
     
  8. skeetiee

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    I tried the saving thing, and believe it or not it works!
     
  9. Shooting Coach

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    Dear Skeetie

    The newer barrels being vented for whatever reason, it looks good, and reduces weight a little.

    I had a 32" 425 years ago and considered it too front end heavy. Ponderous, as in sluggish off the line and ungainly.

    The 32" Cynergy is a whole different critter. If you get a chance, shoot one.
     
  10. claybuster38

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    It would probably be cheaper to start from scratch and build custom. rather than to re do and clean up the silver solder. Stan Baker usto build singles for broadways. maybe his grandson can do it. Marv White
     
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