GUN barrel rebore

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  1. SuPa

    SuPa I ruin Naders fun

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    hey all,

    Im going to look at a longbranch enfield today and I was wondering if there are signs that a barrel has been rebored? Im not even really sure if it matters if it has, just trying to get as much knowledge as I can.


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  2. A good indication would be that it is currently chambered for a larger caliber than it came with.
     
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    SuPa I ruin Naders fun

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    no its still a .303 british.. there is a good possiblity Im thinking of a counter bore.. something to do with being able to stick the entire bullet in the end of the barrel without it stopping?
     
  4. What you're thinking of is just measuring the wear in the barrel at the muzzle. As I understand it you're measuring the effects of both shooting and and damage done by people aggressively cleaning with various tools.
     
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    I'd slug the bore and see what it measures
     
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  7. If you want to get real fancy, also check the headspace and measure the throat erosion.
     
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    Personally I use a lead fishing weight and cut an oak dowel into 6" pieces to hammer it down the bore, but you get the general idea.
     

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