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Old April 15, 2009, 09:16 AM   #1
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Rebore muzzleloading barrel?

Anyone know of a smith that would rebore a .32 cal barrel to .40 cal? It's a flint Dixie squirrel rifle with a rough bore.
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Old April 15, 2009, 10:09 AM   #2
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Might be cheaper to just rebarrel the rifle with a quality barrel,Green Mtn,Badger ect.keep the old barrel if the rifle has some significant provenance.
You will most likely have to contact a barrel maker and ask them.Lots of B/P barrels out there that were made with metals not suitable by todays standards for any kind shooting.Most gunsmiths do not have have the equipment to rebore barrels,very expensive.Do a "Google Search" and you will find barrel makers that might be able to help you.
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Old April 15, 2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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Contact John Taylor in Toledo, Washington
He's a muzzleloader himself & does some reboring/relining.
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Old April 15, 2009, 12:01 PM   #4
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Ed Rayl is very well known among long rifle builders for his excellent reboring work on muzzle loader barrels.
His phone number is 304-364-8269.
It used to cost about $100 to rebore and re-rifle a barrel.
Just call him for details.

Ed Rayl
P.O. Box 91
Gassaway WV 26624
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Old April 16, 2009, 08:10 AM   #5
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yes, send it to this guy

Dan Pederson at

he rebored a Mauser 8mm to .358 for me, and rechambered it- excellent work
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Old April 16, 2009, 08:57 AM   #6
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Thanks Cap, I'll check it out.
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