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Re: Your thoughts would be appreciated.
Posted by Ernie Brandt on Tuesday, 8 October 2013, at 11:15 p.m., in response to Re: Your thoughts would be appreciated., posted by frontierwest on Monday, 7 October 2013, at 10:31 a.m.
I have also rebuilt OVER 20 trapdoors and have NEVER been able to "Perfectly" align the replaced barrel to the EXACT witness marks. I will tell you that I have been exchanging barrels, Not reinstalling the original. I do not know if Rick's barrel was removed to do the chamber work or not, BUT his barrel DOES NOT line up perfectly. I did not notice the witness marks before the chamber work so cannot tell you if they aligned before or not.
I have passed on dozens of rifles because the witness marks did not line up. This told me that the arm had been messed with.
I bow to your expertise. The next time I re-barrel an arm I will try the Thread Compound.
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