Colt police positive in .32np (.32s&w) I removed the old barrel off quite easily with heat halfway up the 4" barrel. Threads, crane, all good. Can someone explain the primitive way of installing new barrel. I have arkansas stones, files micrometer, no lathe. Anyone please :confused:
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November 28, 2011, 02:00 PM
Well the really primitive way would be.
1. Take the cylinder & crane out.
2. Using a fine cut file, evenly remove as much barrel shoulder as necessary to get the barrel screwed back tight in the frame with the front sight straight up & down.
3. File off straight & square enough barrel shank needed for the cylinder to go back in and leave the proper B/C gap.
4. Re-cut the forcing cone with a forcing cone reamer.
If you have an old barrel that was already fitted to a different gun, you may or may not have enough shoulder to tighten in the right place, or enough shank left to file though.
November 28, 2011, 03:39 PM
Thanks rc where do you recomend and what size forcing cone reamer? It is a new barrel, luckily.
November 28, 2011, 03:44 PM
all I can find are shotgun size reamers. Is this to square up the forcing cone if I file off it?
November 28, 2011, 03:48 PM
Brownell's or Midway is the only place I know of that sells them.