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Hi Guys 

Do you have any recommendations/prices to have my barrel cut and re threaded. Looking for someone in the Worcestershire Gloucestershire area. Thanks 

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Steve Bowers in Cheltenham

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+1 HPS.

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25 minutes ago, Catch-22 said:

What?? That's odd...they do long barrelled rifles...like 30" length.

Odd??

Longer is sometimes easier than shorter, but there’s always a way

A longer barrel can fit all the way through the headstock, so you can put a spider on the breech end or receiver and clock both ends, failing that you would have to run it between centres if your bed is long enough

Some Gunplumbers only know one way and stick rigidly to that, some like meself are flexible and will always try and find another way

I am lucky enough to have a Truebore Alignment System with a Chuck on a gimble, but even then clamping a tapered barrel securely can be challenging

Still, it can be done

 

Dave T has already mentioned Steve Bowers at Specialist Rifle Services and he’s excellent

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Steve is one of the best , he sorted my friends barrel after it had been to said place - he put it right and sometimes can do it while you wait . But phone in advance --,, --he's not just a gunsmith !:)

    specialist rifle services .

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On 1/23/2019 at 10:28 AM, Lakeylad said:

called hps unfortunately he can’t fit 24 inch in his lathe 

That's odd because he managed to do my 26" .223 barrel!  I think that the barrel was fitted back through the headstock as Bradders suggests.

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As Bradders notes, longer is easier than shorter.

Too short and they've got to start playing around with the chuck position etc, which all takes lots of time...probably makes the job not worth the time and effort for the cost.

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