View Full Version : Chrome lined barrel ?

February 18, 2002, 05:52 AM
I have a chrome lined barrel on a fn mauser 98 action 30-06.This is not a military rifle but a commercial rifle imported by J C Higgins and sold by sears in the mid. 50's.

The rifle has a lot of chatter marks in the bore about halfway down, especially on the lands and copper fouls terribly in this area.
Her's my ?'s Can I lap the barrel to remove these or not ? Will it ruin the chrome lined barrel ? Ant other sugg's. will be appreciated also.

Thanks, Henry

George Stringer
February 18, 2002, 08:03 AM
Hen, you might be able to lap them out without going through the chrome. Depends on how deep they are and how thick your chrome lining is. I wouldn't firelap. If I was going to attempt this it would be lapped by hand. George

February 19, 2002, 03:32 PM
Thanks George,

I think i'm going to play it safe and try some flitz or brasso on a patch and see what that does.If I can get that tight spot out of the barrel or if it stops fouling there i'll be fine.
I'm kind of leary about lapping a chrome lined barrel As you stated if I can lap them out without going through the chrome lining.Well I don't feel that lucky and through the bore scope they look pretty deep.Thanks for you're reply.