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Cost of crowning a barrel?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Squats, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Squats

    Squats Engaging Member

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    As per the title, I want to get a barrel crowned, roughly what is the cost? I think I can get it done locally, but am I right in thinking that it`d be classed as a repair, thus legal to post? Anywhere recommended?
    Thanks.
    (it`s for an SMK DB-5 project I`m tinkering with.)
     
  2. Honest Bob

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    Why don,t you do it your self, lots of advice on U tube, I have done several over the years, just takes time & care. Just done one after cutting down a barrell, for a project gun, spot on accurate. Bob.
     
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  3. Elk hunter

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    If your not sure done do it your self.
    You can do it your self but it can go wrong very easily. Sort of thing you need to practic or find someone to show you. I bought a gun and the guy had told he the barrel had been screw cut and crowned by him self. Tread was fine the crown was awfull, a ten shot group looked like a shot gun patten.

    As for cost £30/40 should cover a crowned barrel and yes you can post it.

    Andrew
     
  4. Squats

    Squats Engaging Member

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    Hi Elkhunter,
    That`s why I`d like someone to do it!
     
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    are you a member of the ukChineseairgunforum, there's a guy on there that will do it.
    Mickey.
     
  6. ped

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    £30-£40 for a barrel crown sounds very dear to me i'd of thought £20
    this is one i did last week the crown was the worst one i've seen unfortunately i never shot it like this to get a before and after comparison
    ped
     

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    SteveO Top Poster

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    Fine looking crown Ped!

    Most guns that leave the factory these days don't even seem to have a proper profiled crown on them, they just appear to be chop cut!
     
  8. Squats

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    Yep, I am, I`ll give it a go. Many thanks
     
  9. ped

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    that one wasn't factory done at some point a previous owner had carbined it and suspect tried to free hand it with a drill bit
    i used a lathe on it but good results can be done with a hand drill and a ball bearing araldited in a cap head bolt using valve grinding paste,it just takes longer
    ped
     
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    I'm not sure that £30-40 is excessive for this sort of work being done by a gunsmith as part of his business bearing in mind the overheads and the work involved especially if you just deliver a fully assembled rifle to him. If it's just done by hand with an electric drill well that would be a different story.
    If you only have to touch up a factory crown which has suffered slight damage you can do it by hand, a brass round headed machine screw with valve lapping compound in the slot held square in an electric drill will do the job nicely. On the other hand if the barell has been cut down with a hacksaw or angle grinder then a lathe is the way to go with the barell in a 4 jaw independant chuck and clocked up on the bore being by far the best way to get a nice even concentric crown.
     

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