For years, I have wanted to mount a rifle barrel on my 1893 Remington single-barrel receiver. (You're not really going to expect me to have a reason, are you?) The plan includes a .401 bore barrel chambered for .38-40. I am thinking along two differing approaches, but both have me trying to figure a good/uncomplicated way to attach the locking lug block to the barrel or a block that the barrel would screw into. With that background, I'd like to hear some thoughts about how much and what sort of forces are applied to the lug/hinge block at ignition and immediately after. It seems to me, the only direct unbalanced forces on a barrel are the friction of the projectile in the bore and the recoil of the receiver yanking the barrel backward (because the barrel is connected to the receiver). Some old guns--such as my '93--have the lug silver soldered to the barrel. On more "modern" guns, such as a Stevens 107/Springfield 94, there is some way of attachment that is not obvious. I'd consider welding the lug/hinge block, but if I do, I will have to V out the weld area and then mill or grind away any build up. Ideas please?