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Old January 1, 2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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Barrel Turning Service DFW

Anyone know of a good smith/machinist that does custom barrel profiling in the DFW area? I have a 24" 50BMG blank I need turned down for my 50 Alaskan build, but it has an ext 1.5" of diameter I need to take care of if I have any hope of mating it to the reciever.

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Old January 2, 2013, 08:47 AM   #2
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Try calling Williamson Precision Gunsmithing and ask if they can handle it.

117 West Pipeline Road Hurst, TX 76053
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Old January 6, 2013, 11:07 PM   #3
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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

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