Cheap barrel wanted!

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by tCan, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    I was looking for a barrel to do my first build around. The cheaper the better, .22 is preferred. I guess I'm looking for a barrel thats been sitting in a box (or in a gun!) unused for ever. Rust is no object unless we're talking a high-pressure cartridge.
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    There are many used barrels on Ebay.
     

  3. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    Yeah, but they're looking for profit. I'm looking for something a bit more charitable. :D

    After some consideration though, I think I might just make a black powder muzzle loader shotgun out of some Schedule 80 (or better) pipe. Keeps the design simple and the pressures several thousand PSI under the rated burst pressure. A notch in the back for a shotgun primer and incorporate a trigger group I already own. It would work just like any percussion cap firearm.

    My only concern might be that the primer might not work as intended. In that case, I'd just revert to a single shot contained cartridge design or perhaps come up with some alternative to solve the problem. I just think the muzzle loading design gives it more of an air of legitimacy since you don't have to remove parts to use it, even if the contained cartridge would be easier to use overall.

    Still accepting extremely low cost offers!
     
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  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    There are barrels for less than $20 with shipping on Ebay.
    Seamless tubing might work for a barrel but I would just find a junk shotgun locally and use that barrel. Do you plan to thread it and make a breech plug to match?
     
  5. tCan

    tCan Active Member

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    I was hoping to use a flash hole.
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Check out anyone who does work on 10/22's.

    Clark's Custom Guns used to have many barrels that were swapped out.
     
  7. atrbertothy

    atrbertothy New Member

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    I have a 10/22 barrel that i don't need
     
  8. BlueRidgeBluer

    BlueRidgeBluer New Member

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    Take your pick!!

    I have a bunch.. One being a rare Dan Wesson .22 Bore Barrel.
     

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