Handgun Barrel Liners


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MI2600
April 25, 2013, 12:25 AM
I did several searches and could not find any real information concerning relining handgun barrels. All I could find were references to rifles and shotguns.

I have passed on a few purchases of old (especially European) handguns because of borderline barrels. Replacement barrels are often unavailable.

Does anyone know of a source or vendor who might reline barrels in the 7.65 to 9mm range?

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TRX
April 25, 2013, 11:38 AM
Most .30-.38-ish caliber liners are 1/2" outside diameter. Automatic pistol barrels tend not to have much excess metal; unless you're lucky, you won't have enough left after boring to support the locking lugs.

If you find a source for thinner-walled liners, I'd sure be pleased if you would post a link. I could find a use for some...

Note that, while worn rifling isn't good, it doesn't necessarily mean the pistol will pattern like a shotgun, though it might be finicky about the brand of ammo it wants for best accuracy.

rodinal220
April 25, 2013, 11:42 AM
They do a lot of barrel re-lines on C-96 and Luger type pistols.

http://www.redmansrifling.com/

MI2600
April 25, 2013, 12:11 PM
Thanks, TRX. That makes sense now that I think about it.

Thanks Rodinal. I looked at that site, but missed the C96 part. Unfortunately, my 96s are good.

I'd really like to find a good 1914 Mauser 7.62 barrel. Anyone?

rodinal220
April 25, 2013, 06:00 PM
Watch Fleabay.Since they changed their policy back to allowing certain parts,you can find old vintage parts when the usual suspects are out or do not have a good usable part.

Just an example:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/32-ACP-7-65-mm-Mauser-M1914-1914-1930-1910-1934-Pocket-Pistol-Barrel-Has-Stamps-/400468840316?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d3dcd8f7c

MI2600
April 25, 2013, 09:26 PM
Thanks again Rodinal...Who'd have "thunk" of Ebay?

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