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Old 01-07-2010, 01:54 AM
Rondog Rondog is offline
 
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Default replacement barrels for carbines?

I don't have the gauges, or know anyone who does, but I "think" my carbine barrel might be worn out. A cartridge will drop in right up to the brass. So, who makes good replacement barrels for these? And how to get it replaced....look for a local smith or send it to a specialist? What kind of money am I looking at here?
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:48 AM
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It may have been counterbored, which removes the bad / damaged rifling near the crown of the bore to improve accuracy. Look down the barrel with a light and see if the rifling starts about 1/4 inch back, if so your barrel may be fine.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:21 AM
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Trickster's right, also, are you using a .30carbine round or an M2 Ball round? the Carbine round won't give a close reading due to ogive of the bullet. Use a M2 round.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:32 AM
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Best way to know is to shoot it and see how it hits. After you inspect it first to be sure the bbl is clear of obstructions. You would be surprised how many folks take it for granted that the bbl is clear and go out to shoot a rifle they never owned before.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:06 AM
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Counter bored can shoot very well, as it creates a new crown, inset 1/4 and protected.
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:15 PM
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Nope, it's not counterbored, and I was using a carbine round. I'll try it with an M2. Looking in the barrel with a bore light in the chamber, the rifling just looks kinda thin. I haven't been able to shoot the little feller enough to really get a grasp of how it shoots, just had it out a couple of times for some fun blasting. Plus, my old eyes and battle sights just don't get along that well.

My gun club range is mighty cold and windy this time of year, I might have to break down and pay to visit the local 100yd. indoor range. They just have such stupid rules about bullet types though, but I think all my ammo would be OK there. No steel bullets, no lead bullets, no plated bullets, no milsurp, etc. Pretty much FMJ or hunting bullets only.

But anyway, are there replacement barrels available? Mine is a 10/43 Underwood.
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