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It seems as if almost no one does this work nowadays, especially in a reasonable time frame. Perhaps it's an opportunity for the right person to undertake this service. I can't help but think the country would support one or two shops that did good work.


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Is it possible that rebarreling may be more efficient and labor saving than reboring? I don't know the answer, just asking.

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I considered re-boring on my project that I have been working on. The time frame for re-boring wasn't all that excessive and the cost was basically the same as for a new barrel. The biggest issue was that the results were not guaranteed. I understand the re-bore's issues with the unknowns associated with old barrels, old steel, so not blaming them, however I knew the new barrel results would be guaranteed. So, I think eightbore is spot on.

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Originally Posted by rocky mtn bill
It seems as if almost no one does this work nowadays, especially in a reasonable time frame. Perhaps it's an opportunity for the right person to undertake this service. I can't help but think the country would support one or two shops that did good work.

Bill, please re-read your post and I think if you think about it you have answered your own questions. The key terms are "reasonable" hmmmm, what does that mean? "Opportunity", yep jump right in if you have $50K to $100K to just buy minimum equipment. And then there is the question do you even have the faintest idea what you are doing. Its not an easy task requiring much experience (This is not taught in school).

I understand you frustration but face it the world has moved on. AR15 barrel are use and throw away. (Classics rifles are the dying trend.) I don't like it but I am over 70 and anyone in this generation is going to depart nearer then furtherer.

Buy a new barrel or wait for the re-borer to get you job done

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http://www.35caliber.com/

JES Rifle Reboring. Call him and discuss. Leave a message if no answer. He will call you back. Fast and inexpensive.

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Classic Barrel

At the time I was thinking about re-boring I talked to Dan P at Classic Rifle & Gunworks. I would read his website as he does a good job of explaining the possible issues. Be your own guide in choosing a service.

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LRF, Used equipment is probably available. I agree it's not a path to riches, but not everyone is into disposable rifles, and a new barrel, which is probably the best choice for most projects, simply isn't desirable when the barrel in question isn't a standard item.. Preserving a complex profile, and saving original markings are sometimes the essence of the effort. Many here are not put off by a project whose motive is nostalgic more than utilitarian. I think there may be people drawn to exotic work just as there are folks drawn to exotic firearms.


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I have used JES for a rebore on 1917 Eddystone in 30.06 that someone had butchered & I picked up for a song and prayer as a project gun. I always wanted a .35 Whelen and figured this would be a good candidate. Came out so nice I sent them a Ruger International full stock in 30.06 I had in the safe and had it punched out to .35 Whelen as well, coiuldn't be happier. Trying to find an excuse to do another one... LOL..

I would have no reservations recommending them. As mentioned above if you don't get an answer leave a message and they will call you back. They were very straight forward and helpful with both of my projects. Turn around time was very good at the time and the price was very very fair.

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Third vote for JES here. My brother and I have sent 4 or 5 rifles to him to be bored. All have been returned nicely done, fairly priced and without delay. I have at least 2 more I want done but have been directing funds to another project lately.

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Originally Posted by rocky mtn bill
LRF, Used equipment is probably available. I agree it's not a path to riches, but not everyone is into disposable rifles, and a new barrel, which is probably the best choice for most projects, simply isn't desirable when the barrel in question isn't a standard item.. Preserving a complex profile, and saving original markings are sometimes the essence of the effort. Many here are not put off by a project whose motive is nostalgic more than utilitarian. I think there may be people drawn to exotic work just as there are folks drawn to exotic firearms.

Hmmm, so your going to jump in and re-bore barrels? If you did you could control the term, "reasonable" yourself.

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