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Scratchammo 10-26-2012 04:22 AM

How to smooth out a barrel?
 
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I used scotchbrite, steel wool, sandpaper, WD40, drill, & reciprocating saw to smooth out the bore of a cannon but its still got some more work to be done. My biggest issue is the "lumps". Any recommendations?


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Scratchammo 10-26-2012 07:35 PM

Really? Nobody?? What if it were fired a few times? Would that help?

c3shooter 10-26-2012 07:54 PM

Dude! Some of us work for a living- away from a computer!

Did not say what caliber the bore is- try a cylinder hone on a drill motor. The other stuff will polish, but will not take off the high spots.

Scratchammo 10-26-2012 08:16 PM

Cylinder hone -check

orangello 10-26-2012 08:51 PM

I think i saw that image in a horror flick.

Good luck with it!

metalshaper 10-26-2012 09:47 PM

one guy I met at a range, was 'cleaning out' an old rust bucket by shooting it!!

He had done all the scrubbing, but was still intent on getting more of the junk out. He was lubing his patches with ?topal? tooth paste.. Some kind of slightly abrasive tooth paste used for smokers to whiten their teeth.. ( what he told me it was used for ;) )

anyway, he figured the light abrasive.. would scrub out the bore as it shot? Never saw him again to confirm, whether or not it worked? Later on a read through all the articles about 'Fire lapping" bores.. Same basic idea, harsher compunds is all..

For what it's worth?

Respect Always
Metalshaper/Jonathan

hiwall 10-26-2012 11:46 PM

C3 has the best answer - Cylinder hone

metalshaper 10-27-2012 01:14 PM

ooops:o for some reason I was thinking smooth bore fowler, not a cannon..
Yep, use a brake hone!!!

Respect Always
Metalshaper/Jonathan

willfully armed 10-27-2012 03:05 PM

It is against federal law to fire a projectile from a cannon. It will be classified as a destructive device. They do not fall under blackpowder and musket guidelines.

Keep this in mind.

hiwall 10-27-2012 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by willfully armed (Post 991815)
It is against federal law to fire a projectile from a cannon. It will be classified as a destructive device. They do not fall under blackpowder and musket guidelines.

Keep this in mind.

I do not believe this to be accurate. But I'm just a farm boy.


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