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Old 11-22-2011, 07:51 PM   #1
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I bought a house a couple years ago, and ended up with a bunch of leftovers from a pistol manufacturer in my shop. Nowlin Inc was the manufacturer and from what I can tell they were very successful in the competition shooting markets among others. I have hundreds of barrels and thousands of hammers, however I do not know if they are any good or need more processing. I sure wouldn't want to sell them to someone who got hurt using them. Is there anything I could do with all this, or should I just sell it by the pound for the value of the stainless?

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Old 11-22-2011, 09:43 PM   #2
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Hi Vic! Welcome to the forum- when you get a minute, stop over by the intro thread and say howdy.


You did not say, but I am assuming these are for 1911 style pistols. If so, even if they need further machining, a smith that builds custom guns may have interest well above the scrap price. Some of the IPSC shooters will be along presently, and may have a smith they could refer you to. All else fails, will check with my smith, but likely to be a few days due to holidays coming up.

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They may have been take offs that were replaced with the custom barrels and hammers.

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Are they all stainless? Are there roll marks on them? Where are you located? If you are near me I could probably make some artwork with them.

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Purely a liberal market, but mark them up to high dollar so you can spread the wealth back from the dark side.
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Welcome to the forum. Stop by the introduction area and let everyone know you're here.

I might be interested in them depending on what they are....

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Not so. You can make table legs out of worn out rifle barrels. What gun guy wouldn't want that? Or maybe window bars out of gun barrels. If I have enough pistol barrels I could do a herringbone pattern windowshade. With a bunch more I could slice them up and make a different windowshade.

I have seen a worn out piece of junk revolver made into a spade. I wouldn't do that but it was pretty cool nonetheless.
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As far as I can tell from the literature left behind, they are for a 1911. Calibers are 40, 45, and 38 super. Most of the barrel's, probably 90%, still need to be further processed so that they could be installed on a frame. I will get some pics up to give a better look as I have extremely limited knowledge of the trade.

Thanks for your time and information.

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