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Re: Barrel Removal

Posted by Tom Trevor on Tuesday, 31 August 2010, at 5:10 p.m., in response to Re: Barrel Removal, posted by Ken Smith on Tuesday, 31 August 2010, at 2:28 p.m.

Ken, The best wood to use is Oak, three inches long, The blocks should be drilled slightly smaller than the barrel and then tapered with a file to the taper of the barrel.The best spot is where the rear sight is located so it must be removed. I use rosin from Brownells in the blocks and it holds the barrel like iron. I purchased a reciever wrench form Brownells to complete the set.Tten or so years ago one of the local dealers got 25 or more barreled actions for one of the movie prop houses and we took the barrels off easily, except one! it would not move so finally the BLUE wrench was brought out and it came loose with some type of brown goo oozing out and I believe it might have been accra-glass bedding compound. One thing to NEVER use is the small aluminum barrel clamp for .30 cal. type barrels I have seen two that were pinched down by one of these when tightened as the barrels are thin enough that the metal just compresses. Hope this helps.


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