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Old December 28, 2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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How to make a barrel on your lathe

Harold Hoffman wrote a book on how to do it. Here's the link:

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Cold link:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/24995286/T...s-1999-Hoffman
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Old December 28, 2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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Is this how they're teaching you to make yours in class, Gary?
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Old December 28, 2012, 08:45 PM   #3
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That's not class material. We buy our barrels pre-made and have to contour them and cut the shank to fit the receiver & bolt. Ditto with the class that takes AR building.

I asked my instructor via email if barrel making could be a summer course.
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Old December 28, 2012, 10:00 PM   #4
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I don't know of any gunsmithing school that teaches students how to make a barrel from nothing but a hunk of steel. Not even for low-tech barrels like a BP muzzle-stuffer.
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Old December 29, 2012, 09:11 PM   #5
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I have never done it, and don't plan to, but it is nice to know it can be done and the post was interesting. I have a feeling it is not quite that simple, though.

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Old January 2, 2013, 11:10 AM   #6
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I bought that book years ago

The blank is drill with a gun drill and a rifling broached is pushed by a hydrologic cylinder
The polished drilled hole
Several chapter on alot topics
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