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Make a barrel?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Mike K P, Mar 22, 2008.

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  1. Mike K P

    Mike K P Member

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    I have kind of a fun project I'm thinking on doing. Does anyone know of a company that can manufacture a barrel from scratch? Thanks, Mike.
     
  2. blizzard

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    What kind of barrel? Shotgun, rifle, rifled shotgun, cannon, pistol, etc?
     
  3. Mike K P

    Mike K P Member

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    Sorry, I am looking to make a shotgun barrel, although blizzard a cannon does sound interesting. Mike.
     
  4. redhawk44

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    You can do it, but it is a LOT of work, and VERY expensive.

    I made a 30/30 barrel for a TC Contender one time but I used a section of 30/06 barrel for starters...I made the block on the bottom side of the barrel seperate and designed it with a lug on it that keyed into the underside of the barrel, then had the best welder I knew at the time, silver solder it to the barrel.

    It worked out fine, but I wouldn't sell it because of liability concerns. When I sold the gun, I cut the barrel up on a band saw and discarded it.

    I think that if someone who is a journeyman machinist or tool make has the equipment of a machine shop at his disposal, and is not too concerned with how long it takes, then yes, it can be done, but why?
     
  5. blizzard

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    Mike, Cannons are easy. Let me know............
     
  6. phirel

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    PerazziBigBore- Any suggestions about how to drill a straight hole 12 feet long?

    Another question, that probably interests only me. How are long cannon barrels made? Are they drilled, cast, forged ?

    Pat Ireland
     
  7. Fast Oil

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    Pat,this ones for you. (click above)
     
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