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Old January 6, 2013, 11:07 PM   #3
barnbwt
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I actually found someone locally who will let me turn the barrel on his lathe--provided I learn to do it myself so he can work on his other projects for the hours it will take to complete.

The barrel is 1.75" + scale now, and I need to turn it down to 1.262" stepped to 1.000" (that's a lot of material to remove ). Still, if I can get a passable barrel made from the 100$ blank for the cost of tooling and some pizzas, my 50 Alaskan build may end up under 500$ (250$ so far + 50$ for dies)

The latest in a string of "happy accidents" on this project

TCB
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