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Smooth bore barrel

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by cyberdan, Jul 31, 2014.

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  1. cyberdan

    cyberdan Member

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    A question. How or where would one acquire a smooth bore barrel for an Uberti 1851 Navy Colt?
     
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    Malachi Leviticus Blue Member

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    you could drill it out, effectively removing the rifling.

    are you looking to shoot lead shot out of it?
     
  3. rodwha

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    I'd buy a spare barrel and ream the one that didn't shoot as well.
     
  4. cyberdan

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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
     
  5. swopjan

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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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    Great advice!
     
  7. Jim K

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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.

    Jim
     
  8. cyberdan

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    Thanks for the good advice; this will get me started.
     
  9. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd put it in a lathe and drill out the barrel.
     
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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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