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Old July 31, 2014, 02:03 PM   #1
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Smooth bore barrel

A question. How or where would one acquire a smooth bore barrel for an Uberti 1851 Navy Colt?
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Old July 31, 2014, 03:16 PM   #2
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you could drill it out, effectively removing the rifling.

are you looking to shoot lead shot out of it?
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Old July 31, 2014, 04:16 PM   #3
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I'd buy a spare barrel and ream the one that didn't shoot as well.
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Old July 31, 2014, 11:44 PM   #4
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Yes I would like one for lead shot and keep the original as is. Making one is not an option for me. Purchasing one will be the way to go. Thanks
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Old August 1, 2014, 12:19 PM   #5
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If I wanted something like that I'd put a WTB ad in a blackpowder-specific forum. You could probably find a machinist in the same place who'd drill it out for you.

I got my 6" 1860 the same way. Said I wanted a used 1860 to cut down on a forum, had an offer within an hour and had the seller send it directly to the machinist I knew from the same forum.
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Old August 1, 2014, 12:26 PM   #6
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Great advice!
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Old August 1, 2014, 12:28 PM   #7
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A slotted stick, several grits of emery cloth and an hour or so of time would probably do the job. Easier if you have a power drill.

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Old August 1, 2014, 04:01 PM   #8
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Thanks for the good advice; this will get me started.
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Old August 1, 2014, 05:02 PM   #9
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I'd put it in a lathe and drill out the barrel.
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Old August 1, 2014, 09:50 PM   #10
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Lots of the old trick shooters in the day ordered their guns both revolvers and rifles with smooth bore barrels from the manufacturers. Made you look like a great shot and didn't endanger your audience shooting fine angel dust shot in your guns.
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