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Old 01-11-2018, 08:20 PM
tazaroo tazaroo is offline
 
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Default Thoughts on this Winchesters crown please.

So I got my Winchester service grade yesterday and I'm happy. She's a 2.47 mil serial number range and came with the original Win barrel with MW 2, TE 3. Also came with a real pretty birch stock (no cartouche) with all SA parts except the receiver/barrel. My only concern is the crown. This isn't my first rodeo with M1's but the crown did raise my eyebrow. At first it almost appeared to be "out of round" but I think it's an optical illusion due to exterior barrel wear. Perhaps from mounting bayonets over the years? As seen in the picture there is a nice chip but if you look closer down the tube one can see it's not actually at the end of the lands/grooves. Thoughts? Should I be concerned? Should I smooth out the crown with a proper tool that will keep the original contour? Hope ya'll don't mind clicking on links.
https://flic.kr/p/23oWL9x
https://flic.kr/p/222Jwm4

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Old 01-11-2018, 08:40 PM
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Needs work in my opinion. I have the tool and would do this myself.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:49 PM
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Needs work in my opinion. I have the tool and would do this myself.
What he said^^^^.

Now show us pics of the rifle....please.

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Old 01-11-2018, 08:57 PM
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If the front sight is considered 12 o’clock, the area from 9 to 11 o'clock is a concern. It’ll shoot no mattter what, but cleaning that area up will help.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:02 PM
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Needs work in my opinion. I have the tool and would do this myself.
Is this the tool your referring to? http://pacifictoolandgauge.com/barre...tter-1964.html
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:47 PM
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The PTG tool does an excellent job of recrowning and facing the muzzle;however, it will then look much newer than the rest of your rifle. The GI tool would be a better choice since it just cleans up the crown itself and not the entire muzzle. The MW reading may change after recrowning for this kind of damage.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:19 AM
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The PTG tool does an excellent job of recrowning and facing the muzzle;however, it will then look much newer than the rest of your rifle. The GI tool would be a better choice since it just cleans up the crown itself and not the entire muzzle. The MW reading may change after recrowning for this kind of damage.
So this begs the question of where do I get a USGI tool from or would the CMP clean her up for a fee? I might be jumping the gun because I don't know what kind of groups I'll get from her.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:36 AM
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Brownell's Oxpho-Blu ages shiny metal very well:
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:23 AM
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Shoot it first and see how it groups. Brownells Sells a tool to recrown the Muzzle if it is a failure on the shooting test. I really don't think CMP is responsible for recrowning it, you could send it out but me.... I don't trust other folks work except for a small few.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:31 AM
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Shoot it first and see how it groups. Brownells Sells a tool to recrown the Muzzle if it is a failure on the shooting test. I really don't think CMP is responsible for recrowning it, you could send it out but me.... I don't trust other folks work except for a small few.
Thanks for the tip. I wasn't trying to suggest they are responsible but would fix it for a fee. I'll shoot her first and see.
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