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Counterbore a M44 in Seattle area

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Falman, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Falman

    Falman Seattle New Member

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    Is there anyone in the Seattle area who can counterboare a M44 that I have. Thanks
     
  2. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Are you certain a counter bore is what you need? Perhaps a re-crowning might be a less invasive process?
     
  3. Falman

    Falman Seattle New Member

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    The bore looks like a typical cleaning rod misuse job. No rifling in the last 1" of the barrel. Rifling looks good in the rest of it. If I leave a little oil in the barrel the first few shots are good, otherwise I miss the broad side of a barn. Not much to loose $75.00 rifle that looks good except that it can not hit anything. Counterbore would not hurt anything if done right. Otherwise I have something to put over the fireplace mantle. If a re-crowining would work that would be a first step though.
     
  4. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Works for me. I think I have contact info on someone that mentioned having one done in your area. Try to get that to you asap.
     
  5. The Big Dog

    The Big Dog Tacoma, Washington New Member

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    Hi Falman,

    I have a lathe and can help you recrown your barrel. It's not a real big problem recrowning a barrel. It's a little more of a problem to rebarrel it. I live between Tacoma and Puyallup. E-mail me and I'll give you directions, crystaleskies@yahoo.com/


    Catch you later,

    The Big Dog