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Old 12-06-2011, 12:22 AM   #11
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How much do you guys think it would cost to port it and how long would it take to do it
Depends on the smith, by that i mean their OCD on there work, and their work load at the time. For my master it usually takes 4 days bare minimum. If its for SD he wont do it no matter what cuz its cause to lose your life as jtj said it will blind you. If its just a range gun or huntin pistol thats a different game totally. He also wont do it on anything with a barrel shorter than 3". Alot of smiths that have done it for years are that way. As to price- also depends on the smith and the gun. Hope the advice helps.


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Old 12-06-2011, 02:05 AM   #12
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It IS possible to port a barrel using milling bit, milling vise, and a drill press if you know what you're doing & PAY ATTENTION. Milling bits won't leave a burr inside the barrel unless you try to force them.



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Ok thanks for all that I think I might have second thoughts on trying to do it my self

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Magnaport uses what's called and Electrical Discharge Machine to do their porting. This does not leave a burr at all. When I had access to one of these I did a couple of my own but in the end it's cheaper to send it to them by the time you make a good fixture to hold and index the barrell so the ports are the same place from centerline. You can also mill the slots in it but you'll need to make the final cuts with a brand new carbide end mill so the burr in aside the barrell is almost non existant. Probably be a good idea to have it done unless you have the equipment to do it with.

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Thanks all this is reel intrasting , and helpful



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