View Full Version : barrel boring/duplicate

May 17, 2002, 01:37 PM
I'm pricing a project gun. I may need to have a rifle barrel rebored or resleeved. Can anyone recommend a good shop/'smith and give me an idea how much it would cost? Thanks.

4V50 Gary
May 17, 2002, 04:48 PM
For blackpowder, Robert Hoyt. Cost somewhere around $120.

James K
May 17, 2002, 07:38 PM
Same guy for sleeving a low power (.22, .32-20, etc.) rifle barrel.

For high power rifles, sleeving/lining is not really possible the same way, as the thin liners don't stand up to the pressure and you get irregularities in the bore. The original barrel can be drilled to a shell and a new barrel turned and installed, but that gets salty. Reboring/rerifling to a larger caliber is the better choice if possible.


May 18, 2002, 03:41 PM
Actually, I was going to go from .308 to .41 on a rifle barrel--centerfire ammo with smokeless, if it makes any difference. (Don't ask, it's a wildcat project...:) )

James K
May 18, 2002, 07:32 PM
For a rebore/rerifle job, it is best to stick to common calibers and make sure that the person doing the work has the equipment. Going to an odd size might be fun, but if you have to pay for an odd size drill and rifling equipment that can only be used once, the fun goes away pretty quick. Same with getting bullets or bullet molds and loading tools.