bent barrel

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by lilrichthedragon, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. lilrichthedragon

    lilrichthedragon New Member

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    is there anyway to straighten a barrel or is it screwed
     
  2. Jim1611

    Jim1611 New Member

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    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.
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much screwed.
     
  4. JonM

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  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    Take it to a professional man, seriously don't do this. If that pro says, it's toast then buy another.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Good advice right up there ^^^
     
  8. nukinfuts29

    nukinfuts29 New Member

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    not really
     
  9. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. Wiebelhaus

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    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.
     
  11. oli700

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    This is the way I used to do them. There is an insert that goes in the muzzle end of the barrel that lets you see the bend looking down the bore.
     
  12. masterPsmith

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    Most barrels can be straightened or adjusted with a proper barrel press. I built my own press many, many moons ago for my shop. I used to do a google of shotgun barrel work as well as straighten the occasional rifle barrel. When building a custom rifle, the barrel that you are chambering, at times, is not true and needs to be straightened. My barrel press is fully adjustable for just about any situation. NOTE: If your barrel has been bent badly from abuse or accident, there is no hope.....


    Jim..
     
  13. Ranger-6

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    How does one get a bent barrel? When I was in the kill-zone, we shot them m16s and m60s so hot that the barrels drooped.
     
  14. lilrichthedragon

    lilrichthedragon New Member

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    there was a 22 casing in the chamber when I took it apart. also there was a bulge in the back of the case so I think that had something to do with it
     
  15. lilrichthedragon

    lilrichthedragon New Member

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    sorry my phone takes ****ty pictures
     

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