cutting a barrel

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by akers06, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Is it possible to have a 28in winchester 1300 barrel cut down to a 20in barrel and have it tapped to fit benelli choke tubes and keep the vent rib
     
  2. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Its possible yes. Can you tell me what you have in mind for the shotgun?
     

  3. akers06

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    I want a short barrel that takes choke tubes mainly for turkey hunting....also another question what if I found a smooth bore slug barrel could I have it tapped to fit choke tubes
     
  4. Marlinman

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    Yes you could.......slugs would tear up the threads so you would have to shoot em through a cylinder choke though.
     
  5. akers06

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    Yea I know that I have a rifled barrel that I use for slugs I just want a short barrel for turkeys...on average about how much would a gunsmith charge to cut a barrel down and tap it
     
  6. Marlinman

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    I charge $45 to cut one down. Another $45 to tap one. That's strictly labor. You live in MO don't you akers?
     
  7. akers06

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    No I'm in southern Ohio man
     
  8. akers06

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    I want benelli tubes put in it because I have a crap ton of them would there be a problem with the bore of the winchester which is .735 I think being a little bigger than the benelli which is .727
     
  9. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Well then I can't help you beyond telling you what I'd charge. The only smith I knew in southern Ohio is dead now so.......
     
  10. Marlinman

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    Ya its a slight issue but its still possible to do. Iv never done it that way. I have cut/tapped a benelli for Winchester tubes though.
     
  11. akers06

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    The man thing I would be worried about is the tube not fitting into the threads tight enough and stripping out
     
  12. Marlinman

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    Well that's fixable by putting in a shim tube inside the barrel. Then threading the inside of the shim.
     
  13. akers06

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    Would that still hold as good as tapping the barrel
     
  14. Marlinman

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    If the smith is a good welder yes. That's why I asked if you lived in MO. I am a good welder and a damn good smith.....proven fact on both counts.
     
  15. akers06

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    Well if it wasn't so far away I would have you do it man there is a few smiths around me but I'm not sure how good they are lol
     
  16. Marlinman

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    Ya on something like that a GOOD smith is all I'd trust. If it wasn't for the shipping costs I'd have you take it to a FFL and mail it to me.
     
  17. akers06

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    Yea I have a friend who owns a gun shop and has a license I wonder how much shipping would cost....just in case the smiths around me want an arm and a leg to do it
     
  18. Marlinman

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    Well the shipping you would pay both ways. It really wouldn't be worth it.
     
  19. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    Yea that's what I figured....I have never shipped a gun so I wasn't sure how much it cost
     
  20. Marlinman

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    It costs quite a bit for sure.