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lilrichthedragon 06-04-2012 01:18 AM

bent barrel
is there anyway to straighten a barrel or is it screwed

Jim1611 06-04-2012 01:31 AM

I'm guessing a rifle barrel. Yes you can, it was a standard practice with some barrel makers for some time. They used a large hand wheel type press and used their eye to check for straightness.

hiwall 06-04-2012 01:43 AM

Pretty much screwed.

JonM 06-04-2012 01:53 AM

page 175 shows how to bend an m16 barrel back to spec. you cant just eyeball it and be safe. you do need a straightness gage fore your caliber.

c3shooter 06-04-2012 02:56 AM

Depends- how badly bent. My smith uses a hydraulic arbor press with a couple of big blocks of oak.

Wiebelhaus 06-04-2012 03:02 AM

Take it to a professional man, seriously don't do this. If that pro says, it's toast then buy another.

c3shooter 06-04-2012 03:54 AM

Good advice right up there ^^^

nukinfuts29 06-04-2012 03:55 AM


Originally Posted by hiwall (Post 824180)
Pretty much screwed.

not really

hiwall 06-04-2012 04:16 AM

Obviously we can not answer that question without more info. Anything can be fixed. If it is something that can not be done by the owner you have to think about cost. With pretty much no information my guess was that fixing the barrel would not be cost effective.

Wiebelhaus 06-04-2012 05:42 AM

Pictures would probably help someone on here who's a gun smith but we are talking about explosives, it's not better to be safe than sorry, it's better to be safe than dead or mutilated.

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