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Old March 6, 2008, 01:59 AM   #1
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I recently picked up a O/U Spanish shotgun at auction. after receiving it I noticed a bulge in the lower barrel near the choke. Can this be repaired?
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Old March 6, 2008, 03:41 PM   #2
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Maybe - but its doubtful. It depends on a lot of factors - but at the very least you should have the gun checked by a qualified gunsmith before you fire it to make sure the barrel is sound. As far as taking the bulge out - I'd recommend you speak to Briley Mfg in Texas - maybe send them a photo - and get their opinon.

How much did you pay for the gun / whats its current market value ( with no bulge ? ). Unless its at least $2 - $5 K I doubt it will be worth fixing.
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Old March 6, 2008, 08:04 PM   #3
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If it's near the choke and still patterns good I wouldn't worry about it. There's not much pressure there. Now if it was near the chamber it would be a different story.
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Old March 6, 2008, 09:10 PM   #4
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There may also be the option of cutting off the bad part and having screw in chokes added. It depends on how short it will be and if still legal.
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Old March 6, 2008, 10:30 PM   #5
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I was thinking about cutting the barrel and installing screw in chokes. That may be the way I go. When measuring the barrel length on a O/U, do you include, or subtract the chamber length?
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Old March 7, 2008, 06:40 AM   #6
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Old March 7, 2008, 09:35 AM   #7
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I understand you drop a dowel down an unloaded barrel for meas. so include...
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