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Henry Big Boy Issue... (rifling issue)

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Dyjital, May 25, 2015.

  1. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Update:
    Squib load. Will go to Henry when the funds are available. $135 to have re-barreled with return postage.


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    Went out shooting today to dial in a Burris FastFire II on my Henry and I took a few shots and noticed the barrel didn't look right. I've always noticed a little hiccup on the exterior and it never bothered me. Though today I decided to take a closer look while at the range. I was shooting cast lead out of .357 cases using a weak powder.

    I noticed this: (yellow light ones are at the range)- white light one is at home after I ran a boresnake through it.
    Photo May 25, 9 35 09 AM.jpg Photo May 25, 9 36 10 AM.jpg Photo May 25, 9 36 25 AM.jpg Photo May 25, 12 25 00 PM.jpg

    Camera doesn't pick it up well but it appears that I'm missing part of my rifling in a perfect circle, like maybe 1/8" of it is just... GONE, barrel appears to be .001" or less bulged. I've never had any stuck rounds jams etc.

    Going to get ahold of Henry tomorrow and see what they think.
     
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  2. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    More (a little better quality)

    Photo May 25, 12 36 59 PM.jpg Photo May 25, 12 37 09 PM.jpg Photo May 25, 12 37 21 PM.jpg
     
  3. Lilhigbee

    Lilhigbee SE Portland Visit Target550.com Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would guess that there was an inclusion in the steel when the barrel was formed. If so I would NOT shoot it any more and return it to Henry for a new barrel. Without knowing the size and shape of the inclusion there is no way to know how much the barrel has been weakened.
    There are others here with much more experience with metal than I that might shed more light on the subject. Iron Monster??
     
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  4. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    Call the service dept at Henry and see if they will help you out.
     
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  5. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Don't fire another round thru it! Call Henry and they will issue you a RA number and will send you a box and prepaid label!

    Was the rifle new when you received it?
     
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  6. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I was thinking that if there happened to be forging of metals that there could be a crack and finally it gave way.... I quit shooting it after I discovered this.

    They have been notified.

    I quit shooting when I realized there was an issue. Already started the contact with Henry. They were good last time it had to go in for repairs. That time it was the spring in the feeding tube that was too strong.

    Rifle was new when I got it. Fathers day 2014.
     
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  7. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Let us know how it goes, you've already experienced their service before, and have no reason to doubt anything else.
     
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  8. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I see a light at the end of the tunnel...:cool:
     
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  9. wiresparker

    wiresparker puyallup valley New Member

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    I have had firearms with this mark in the bore, it can and maybe is from a squib stuck in the bore and shot out with the next round.
    ace
     
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  10. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Revisiting this..

    Update in original post.
     
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  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    How could it be a squib load if there was never a squib load? kinda confusing
     
  12. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I don't delete my mistakes. The squib is the only solution. I've ruled out everything else that it possibly could be.

    I believe I was mistaken that day when I thought every round hit the target.
     
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  13. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Call Henry they will fix ito_O
     
  14. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've bough old vintage .22 rifles with the same issues.
    There was always a slight bulge in the barrel where the ring is located.
     
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  15. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Could you go buy one of those $1200 bore scopes and give us a better picture please?
    :D
    Hope it turns out well for you.
     
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