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Handgun Barrel Liners

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by MI2600, Apr 24, 2013.

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  1. MI2600

    MI2600 Member

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    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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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    Thanks again Rodinal...Who'd have "thunk" of Ebay?
     
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