Does anyone know where to find a Thompson Contender barrel for a really good price? I am going to use it in gunsmithing school as a project. Ideally I am looking for a barrel that is rusted or has minor damage on the outside, even on the crown. I was looking for a barrel blank but I haven't been able to find any available. Any resources would be much appreciated.
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February 24, 2007, 07:56 PM
What exactly are you going to do with it? I have a 454 barrel that was cut off to 10", I think, but the guy in our machine shop was unable to crown it because the lathe was too big.
February 25, 2007, 02:00 AM
I got a good source of .22lr barrel blanks. 10 inches, unchambered, .40 OD. The guy sells them as "barrel liners" you're supposed to put them inside a big bore barrel, like on a Contender, and switch them out.