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Thread: January 2019, Contest topic: Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks and The Barrel Works

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    January 2019, Contest topic: Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks and The Barrel Works

    January 2019
    Contest topic: Gunsmithing Tips & Tricks ...and The Barrel Works

    I bet some of you never even knew we had a section called "The Barrel Works"?

    Let's see your photos that fit into the subject of Tips and Tricks to pass along and those asking for help check in here ...and anything having to do with a barrel



    New contest format. New rules. See link for rules.
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...90#post2797390








    I am using the individual forum titles as the monthly topics (going from the top down).

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    It's difficult to chamber barrels through the headstock on my lathe so I make a 4x4-jaw chambering/truing fixture stuck to a 160mm chuck back-plate last year. I've chambered 5 barrels so far and it works great.

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    Curious to what spindle that fits. L00?

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    L0. The back plate threads are 4.5"-6.

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    Very nice work.

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    Well, somebody needs to vote! My vote is for post # 2.
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    Haha, I accept the nomination...

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    I wish I knew what that is...

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    It's a barrel threading/chambering fixture.


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    Nice setup!!!

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