extending shotgun barrels?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by navgate, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. navgate

    navgate New Member

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    I have an old double barrel that was my grandfather's. Somehow the muzzle got bent so Im going to have to cut it beyond legal to make it work. Is there a way to add length to make it legal? Please help
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Hang it on your wall and call it a day.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Don't cut it!!!!!

    Any smith worth his salt can get the dent out (if not too bad).

    There are tools made especially for that.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXQb2QoMJPo"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXQb2QoMJPo[/ame]
     
  4. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Unless you can find a replacement bbl I wouldn't even attempt it. I'd make it a wall hanger/safe queen.


    ...Bent or dent?
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Hey, I'm dyslexic.
    Gimme a break!

    If the bend is not to bad, there are ways to fix it. (Just do it legally).
     
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  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Shotguns arent like rifles pressures are very low and minor dents and dings can be fixed as long as the metal doesnt have a crease.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Shade tree gunsmithing- Sears Craftsman socket of the right size, tapped into place, small brass hammer to tap dent.
     
  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    See, I'm not the only one who is dyslexic.

    After getting my glasses and re-reading the OP, the word was B-E-N-T, not dent.
     
  9. navgate

    navgate New Member

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    Haha thanks. Its BENT not DENT! It is bent just above 18'' If i do cut it it would be just legal. I heard if you weld on a flash hidder it is considered the barrel? I really want to make this work because of continental value. I have already refinished the stock and got the firing mechanism to work.
     
  10. navgate

    navgate New Member

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  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    then leave it be and hang it on the wall and enjoy it as a wall hanger. if it has sentimental value, then leave it be.