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Old 03-18-2017, 01:35 AM
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Found in a pawn shop, in need of a barrel. It appears that someone desperately needed a 3.5' bbl...and had a 4". Or maybe managed to prang the muzzle somehow.

So, does anyone have or have a line on a replacement 4" bbl? I'll need the shank length if so.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:45 AM
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I think it's cool just as it is!

Changing a barrel is a LOT more complicated than you might think. It will require machining the barrel flange to fit at 12:00 - then the forcing cone to cylinder spacing will be affected and need addressing.

I just did my .44 2nd model and it was MUCH more involved than I had understood. Probably would not have changed the barrel if I had known in advance what a pain it would be.

You might want to keep it the way it is and appreciate it as a custom gun - or you could always sell it to me
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:02 AM
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If it shoots well I'd probably leave the old warrior as is and upgrade the stocks. Neat gun!
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:03 AM
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I'm with rgm36 - keep it as is and shoot it 'til you get tired of it. Replacing the cut bbl won't return the originality, and unless the bbl is bent, it will likely shoot just fine.

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Old 03-18-2017, 09:08 AM
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I think it's cool just as it is!

Changing a barrel is a LOT more complicated than you might think. It will require machining the barrel flange to fit at 12:00 - then the forcing cone to cylinder spacing will be affected and need addressing.

I just did my .44 2nd model and it was MUCH more involved than I had understood. Probably would not have changed the barrel if I had known in advance what a pain it would be.

You might want to keep it the way it is and appreciate it as a custom gun - or you could always sell it to me
Or me!!!! I'm with these men....shoot it!
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Old 03-18-2017, 01:09 PM
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I think it's cool just as it is!

Changing a barrel is a LOT more complicated than you might think. It will require machining the barrel flange to fit at 12:00 - then the forcing cone to cylinder spacing will be affected and need addressing.

I just did my .44 2nd model and it was MUCH more involved than I had understood. Probably would not have changed the barrel if I had known in advance what a pain it would be.

You might want to keep it the way it is and appreciate it as a custom gun - or you could always sell it to me
Well as a gunsmith, I figure I have it handled, I just changed a barrel on a 1917, reactivated a Victory Model that had been plugged, drilled and the cylinder blocked by blank adapters. Also changed 3 Rugers barrels and a Colt New Service caliber change.

So, All I really need are the parts. Have lathe, taps/dies, Facing cutters and a whole host of other STUFF. And I do hot bluing...

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If you find a replacement I'll take that shorty off your hands!
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You're right, as a gunsmith you have it covered.

I guess I should have asked if you were capable - YOU ARE!

Show us the gun when finished.

Best wishes - rgm36

P.S. - you could always go shorter yet!!!! Just a thought.
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Old 03-18-2017, 04:44 PM
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I have a 4" post war 38/44 barrel, stem (shoulder to throat) measures 2.97", provided I measured it right. Photos if interested.
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I have a 4" post war 38/44 barrel, stem (shoulder to throat) measures 2.97", provided I measured it right. Photos if interested.
I'd be interested please.
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