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Long barrel availability for Ruger #1

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Desert Dog, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. Desert Dog

    Desert Dog Well-Known Member

    I am looking to rebarrel a Ruger#1 45/70 with a LONG barrel (30"+) and was wondering about the availability of long .458" barrels for it.

    Is this a custom barrel or does Shilen and the like have these on the shelf?

  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    Badger barrel blanks are 34" long, Kreigers are 35". You will lose some length to truing up for profiling, threading, and chambering, but 30" would be no problem. A loooong barrel for a Ruger will likely be a full custom project, I have not seen .45-70 finished barrels for anything but Winchester, and semi-finished for Sharps. But I have not been in BPCR long and somebody might make them.
  3. HankL

    HankL Well-Known Member

    You might try giving these GUYS a call.
  4. dickwholliday

    dickwholliday Well-Known Member

  5. Sunray

    Sunray Well-Known Member

    I'll bite. What for?

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