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Old 03-10-2012, 04:37 PM   #11
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Hard to see but the Q Tip is pointing at the bulge location.

I'll check Remi and the other site your recommended MM.

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Hard to see but the Q Tip is pointing at the bulge location.

I'll check Remi and the other site your recommended MM.

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If you can't find a barrel get ahold of a good smith and have him make you a krieger barrel for it tack.

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I've seen my gunsmith bore out the barrel of an 1890 put a new rifled barrel sleeve in and then refinish. Yet, this much attention was on a family heirloom and the father was simply doing his level best to carry on the tradition.

Now Rossi made nylon 66 replicas for years after Remington gave up,the ghost. I have no idea if they will fit but you could get one real cheap.

Sounds like you have a barrel obstruction that wasn't cleared or was cleared HK style. In testing the USP line, the military jammed a shell halfway in the barrel and then fired. It created a slight bulge but the pistol continued to group 4" @ 25 yds.

After a gunsmith gives it a "go" you might still be able to use it as is....? Hell, I've seen stranger things....
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I've seen my gunsmith bore out the barrel of an 1890 put a new rifled barrel sleeve in and then refinish. Yet, this much attention was on a family heirloom and the father was simply doing his level best to carry on the tradition.

Now Rossi made nylon 66 replicas for years after Remington gave up,the ghost. I have no idea if they will fit but you could get one real cheap.

Sounds like you have a barrel obstruction that wasn't cleared or was cleared HK style. In testing the USP line, the military jammed a shell halfway in the barrel and then fired. It created a slight bulge but the pistol continued to group 4" @ 25 yds.

After a gunsmith gives it a "go" you might still be able to use it as is....? Hell, I've seen stranger things....
DO NOT TRY AND SHOOT IT W A SLEEVE IN THE BARREL!!! Any man that trys that needs to have his head thumped. They do not work as well as people think. I repeat DO NOT TRY THIS.

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I've seen my gunsmith bore out the barrel of an 1890 put a new rifled barrel sleeve in and then refinish. Yet, this much attention was on a family heirloom and the father was simply doing his level best to carry on the tradition.

Now Rossi made nylon 66 replicas for years after Remington gave up,the ghost. I have no idea if they will fit but you could get one real cheap.

Sounds like you have a barrel obstruction that wasn't cleared or was cleared HK style. In testing the USP line, the military jammed a shell halfway in the barrel and then fired. It created a slight bulge but the pistol continued to group 4" @ 25 yds.

After a gunsmith gives it a "go" you might still be able to use it as is....? Hell, I've seen stranger things....
Thats my guess. I'm thinking the previous owner did have a squib that lodged at 10.5" to 11" down the bore and fired again, bulging the barrel. Who knows if both rounds exited and they never knew?

I'm just glad I have a strict policy of always disassembling and inspection any gun BEFORE I fire it. This bulge was completely hidden by the 66's fore end and it's awful tough to get a GOOD look down a 66 barrel without taking it apart.

The gun was FREE so I cant complain. Just hope I can find a decent replacement barrel.

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Oh, congrats on getting the barrel off ! I had "issues" just getting the receiver apart and years of carbon residue came falling out.
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I recently saw the Apache model for sale - black plastic w SS or nickel finish.- problem was the price - $340. You can get a NIB almost anything w ammo for that price. Yet, who can put a price on a memory ?

I bought a copy of your gun in 1986 for 69.99 and being a poor starving college student, I shot the hell out of it. Was cleaned only when accuracy was really, really affected. Damn fool oiled it by accident and it wouldn't run for awhile but it dried up and now just refuses to die. Would like to buy new 10/22, 597 etc but I can't justify new gun if old one is still functional.

Was thinking about donating it to boys club but they prefer the clip fed guns for safety.
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I recently saw the Apache model for sale - black plastic w SS or nickel finish.- problem was the price - $340. You can get a NIB almost anything w ammo for that price. Yet, who can put a price on a memory ?

I bought a copy of your gun in 1986 for 69.99 and being a poor starving college student, I shot the hell out of it. Was cleaned only when accuracy was really, really affected. Damn fool oiled it by accident and it wouldn't run for awhile but it dried up and now just refuses to die. Would like to buy new 10/22, 597 etc but I can't justify new gun if old one is still functional.

Was thinking about donating it to boys club but they prefer the clip fed guns for safety.
Dont sell it and dont buy 597 bc they are pure junk

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That's a pretty strong statement about the 597, what problems did you have with one. I've enjoyed mine it's a good shooter with no problems.
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Bad News...

After cleaning and inspection the barrel seems to be "bulged" 10.5" from the chamber. Looking down the bore I can see a clear ring at the bulge location. The rifling seems to be completely seperated at this "ring". Pushing first the brush, then a .22 LR jig w/patch through the bore indicates significant free space at this location.

I'm thinking this barrel is NOT safe to shoot.

Anyone know a good web site for a replacement barrel? I doubt these are in production anymore.

Tack
Say, didn't they do that on purpose to hold the funky plastic stock in place?
Just kidding...

Thank God those barrels are available from Numrich & Bob's Gun Parts for cheap!
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