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How difficult is it to add a vented rib to a shotgun barrel?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by 1KPerDay, Dec 4, 2006.

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  1. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Member

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    I just bought a plain 2 3/4" chambered barrel for my Remington 1100 Magnum (so I can shoot target loads in it) and was wondering how difficult it would be to add a VR. The barrel isn't pristine (has some blueing rub marks) so I was thinking of at least touching up the blue anyway.

    Thanks for any input.:cool:
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    There used to be a DIY ventilated rib but I cannot now find it. Even Brownells doesn't carry ventilated ribs for gunsmith installation any more.
    Polychoke will put one on for $150 but that would be a good start on a whole barrel.
     
  3. HSMITH

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    The ONLY places I would send a barrel to have a rib added or fixed would be Simmons Gun in Kansas or Briley.
     
  4. mscott

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    You can get a brand new barrel for under $200. I'd take that route.
     
  5. Jim K

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    Try a Google search on "ventilated rib install" and several companies will turn up.

    Jim
     
  6. 1KPerDay

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    Mmmm... cost seems prohibitive indeed. You can find VR barrels for sale online for around what they're charging for a VR install. Mebbe I'll saw this one down to 18.5" for HD.:D
     
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