Old family gun possibly took its last deer in November. The barrel blistered on the mercy shot. No I wasn't too close.... I was at least 10 feet. My only thought is that the old guy just had enough. But I love the gun and would really like to keep it off the retired wall. I am wondering if anyone knows if there is a cross reference chart/table that would show if there is another barrel that would fit a Remington 29, what would be awesome is finding a slug barrel for it. Anyone?