Counterbored?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by maddog, May 4, 2007.

  1. maddog

    maddog New Member

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    I was looking on web auction sites yesterday and came upon a listing that the seller said his gun was not couterbored. Does anyone know what this means?
     
  2. WILDCATT

    WILDCATT New Member

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    counterbore

    when the muzzle is relieved by recesing to prevent damage
     

  3. eddieleon

    eddieleon New Member

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    counterboring

    In some cases the counterboring was done to relieve accuracy problems when the crown or lands near the muzzle were damaged. Use of the old steel rods similar to our barracks rod were hell on muzzles.
     
  4. billt

    billt New Member

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    It depends on the type of gun he was talking about. If the gun in question is a revolver, it could mean the chambers in the cylinder are not counterbored. Smith & Wesson used to counterbore most all of their cylinders, as did Ruger on their Super Blackhawk. They stopped doing this because it really isn't necessary, but it did make the gun look so much better without that big gap in between the cylinder and the frame. It also saves money by speeding up the manufacturing process. Bill T.
     
  5. Pounce

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    Also,I have a Polish .22 trainer. It is counterbored too. It gives the appearance of a large caliber rifle.
     
  6. csapow

    csapow New Member

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    Counterboring is done to try and restore some accuracy caused by a damaged muzzle.
     
  7. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Counter Bored.....

    This is out of text. There are counter bores and then there are counter bores. My uncle had his rifle counter bored to accept a 410 shot shell. I counter bored my shot gun to .755 at the muzzle. So what was or was not counter bored.......:confused:
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    AAANNNNDDDDD the original question is how old? :confused:
     
  9. jpattersonnh

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  10. csapow

    csapow New Member

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    This is very true