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    Re lining a .22 LR barrel

    I know this is a common procedure now and a good way to get an old damaged rifle shooting again.

    What does this cost approximately and can someone recommend a good gunsmith to do it?

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    140.00 -180.00

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    Mike Allee at Gunsmithing Only in Shawnee,KS.

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    Depending on the gun we do it for $100 to 120. Two week turnaround you pay shipping. Your choice of 22 short or LR if the gun is in shootable condition.

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    Thanks guys. I want to get an old pump .22 back up and running.

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    If it's a Remington M12, you'll need a new barrel due to their reverse cone breech.

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    Stevens Model 75.

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    [QUOTE=Texas by God;4288023]If it's a Remington M12, you'll need a new barrel due to their reverse cone breech.

    I never heard of that. I lined my M12 about 10 years ago. It was easy to do, and has shot well ever since.

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    Does anyone make a liner for .22WRF ? or would the slightly smaller(I think) .22LR liner work . Would want the chamber done in .22 mag - so could single load .22 mags but still run the harder to get .22 WRF's through it.

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    [QUOTE=quack1;4288550]
    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    If it's a Remington M12, you'll need a new barrel due to their reverse cone breech.

    I never heard of that. I lined my M12 about 10 years ago. It was easy to do, and has shot well ever since.
    I was taking Reid Coffield's words to heart.
    If you've done it that's great. Granddad had a 12c with a rotted bore and no firing pin. Over the years it sadly got cannibalized.
    The Winchester's flat breech makes it easy I also read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richhodg66 View Post
    Stevens Model 75.
    I'm sorry I missed this, is that the Visible Loader? I hope not.

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    I had a Stevens model 44 in .22 relined and it is a tack driver. By all means if you like the rifle or it has family history like mine does, get it relined if you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooterg View Post
    Does anyone make a liner for .22WRF ? or would the slightly smaller(I think) .22LR liner work . Would want the chamber done in .22 mag - so could single load .22 mags but still run the harder to get .22 WRF's through it.
    .22WMR and .22WRF share Bore/Groove dimensions so a .22WMR liner will work for .22WRF also.
    Chev. William

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    TJs liners include one for .22 WRF. I think the groove diameter is 0.226. I put one in a Remington #2 and it shoots real well.

    I was going to eventually lengthen the chamber for .22 RF Magnum but Winchester and CCI suddenly started making .22 WRF, for some reason. It all seems to have stopped now, but I got me a stash.

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