Chopping a barrel


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schapman43
July 23, 2003, 10:49 PM
What does it cost to have a barrel chopped down? I would like to have a 5.5" Ruger Redhawk reduced to 4".

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Preacherman
July 24, 2003, 03:01 AM
As an example, Clark Custom Guns (http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/index.htm) quotes these prices:
Cut barrel, recrown, reinstall front sight on Ruger Blackhawk - $95.00
Cut barrel, recrown, reinstall front sight on Ruger Bisley - $120.00

I imagine other gunsmiths will be in the same range. You'll probably have to pay more if a barrel sleeve has to be cut as well (e.g. the S&W 686, etc.). However, the standard Redhawk doesn't have this problem.

Mikul
July 25, 2003, 02:48 PM
Wow! Clark's prices are pretty cheap.
I contacted another shop in PA and got the following information:

To cut down a barrel, install a new front sight system, and re-crown is $189, Removing the writing and polishing the barrel is $30, and $35 to prep and reblue the barrel.

Moonclip conversions are $75 and trigger jobs are $60

A minimum of 3 guns of similar work will get a package deal discount of 10%.

If you're interested, let me know at the original post:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=31835

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