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Who can chamber, profile and thread a barrel blank?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Bigfoot, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    I been kicking around this wildcat idea for way too long, time to build it. Once I get the reamer cut I'll need someone to work the barrel.

    A good while back I read of a smith in WA or Oregon that turns down barrels slowly so he doesn't weaken the steel. Sounds good to me. Any idea who this is?

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  2. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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  3. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    I would contact Dan @ Hair Trigger Firearms.
    RK
     
  4. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Yup He is also a good gunpimp..
     
  5. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I can highly recommend Jim Dubell at Delta Gun Shop in Colville, WA. He's a custom gun maker and has facilities for making barrels. His prices are also reasonable.

    Delta Gun Shop / Clearwater Reboring

    Jim put a .357 liner in the original tapered octagon barrel of my original 1880 Remington rolling block model #1 sporter. That allowed us to save the original barrel and chamber it for .357 Mag. Jim had the facilities to rebore my barrel for something like .45-70, but I wanted to keep it the original .38 caliber, and I wanted a cartridge I could walk into any sporting goods or variety store and buy. Jim did the complete restore on the gun, from converting from rimfire to rechambering, barrel liner and heat treating, to metal and wood finishing.

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  6. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    That's impressive work Zeke.
     
  7. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I would never hesitate to recommend Jim. This piece had been through a fire. It had no finish on the metal, the forearm was gone, the butt stock was scorched, and the barrel looked like a sewer pipe inside, with barely visible rifling. The old girl has been resurrected and shoots like a dream.
     
  8. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You called it a girl. You gotta name it.

    "Kate Muldoon"?

    "Lucretia"?

    And if I look upon her with the deepest rankest lust in my heart, is that a sin?
     
  9. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Mariah, what else?

    Lust all you want. She's not for sale!:laugh:
     
  10. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Zeke....

    That is an heirloom I hope you pass down to your kids and grandkids.

    Hats off to you and Jim for the work he did!

    Absolutely beautiful!!

    SF-
     
  11. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I'll be very picky about who gets it. They will be the 4th generation to own it.
     
  12. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    I am available for adoption :D

    I figure if I didn't ask first someone else would :winkkiss:

    SF-
     
  13. therifleman

    therifleman kennewick Member

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    I had oregunsmithing in pendelton do a drill and twist for me and he must have done something wrong- all the bullets go in the same hole!
     
  14. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    Wayne does some really good work,highly recommend him if your in the area.
    Him and my FIl were both Oregon State Troopers together,his trigger work on the old S&W duty guns was 1st class all the way.
    RK