Rifled slug barrel

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by 30-30remchester, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. 30-30remchester

    30-30remchester New Member

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    Does anyone here know of a custom gunsmith that rifles existing shotgun barrels. I am interested in rifleing a Winchester model 12 and making it a 12 bore rifle. Thanks
     
  2. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    I didn't know that could be done is say it can be pretty expensive though
     

  3. Buckethead47

    Buckethead47 New Member

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    I would think rifling a smooth bore would be a bad idea. a rifled barrel seems a bit thicker barrel wall over a smooth bore. you may want to look into an own smooth bore or see if a smith will make a barrel. the cost if able to be done will probably be closer to a 2nd barrel, so why not pay for a barrel designed to be rifled.
     
  4. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    If you can find someone to do it you better have lots of money. Rifling is made by machining out the grooves, not adding the lands. Might be able to mate the front end of a rifled barrel to a Model 12 receiver end. And before you blow that off, remember most double barreled guns have the barrels mated to a receiver block. Good luck.
     
  5. Buckethead47

    Buckethead47 New Member

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    Why would want to rifle a sxs??
     
  6. gmaster456

    gmaster456 New Member

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    Just get a used rifled barrel. You will likely come out cheaper and you don't have to worry about anything going wrong.
     
  7. 30-30remchester

    30-30remchester New Member

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    Winchester model 12's were never offered in rifled slug confiquration. I have heard and talked to a knowledgable shooter that had a barrel rifled by someone who is now retired. I was hoping someone in shotgun country knew of another gunsmith performing such work.
     
  8. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There are Hastings Paradox Rifled Shotgun Barrels that are made for many different shotguns. Possibly you could find one from them. I dont know if they have a website. Found a link. http://www.hastingsbarrel.com/
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012