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Rebarreling a White

Old 10-02-2007, 03:40 PM
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I just bought a White in .451 and the barrel had a few pits in it but didn't look terrible. I got it home cleaned it and well she dona looka good. I know some people have still been able to get a rifle to shoot even when pitted. But I was wondering if it is possible to have white rebarreled? If so who would do that? the other thought I had was to possible rebarrel it to a .458 to shoot bullets designed for the 45-70. Any help on this would be great thanks.


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Old 10-02-2007, 04:50 PM
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Ya might try asking over on the DWB forum also.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:52 PM
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I think you basically HAVE a 45-70 barrel on there now (except someone turned it to junk). Muzzleloaders and centerfires are different in that centerfire calibers are generally stated in groove to groove measure and muzzleloaders can be anything close to a specified caliber - but generally based upon a land to land measurement. Whites basically use those same centerfire barrels yet quote land to land measurement. A .45-70 barrel having a groove to groove of .458 and a rifling depth of .0035 would have a land to land of... .451

It's my belief that Doc first used barrels that were truly intended for centerfire use and that is how we wound up with some rather odd sounding calibers in the Whites. They really aren't odd at all.

But I don'teven suspectwhut da heck Gonic did.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:21 PM
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Thanks underclocked that helped clear somethings up. I just need to get out and see if this will shoot or not.
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:56 AM
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Have you tried JB bore cleaner on it for cleaning and polishing
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:47 AM
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Thanks underclocked that helped clear somethings up. I just need to get out and see if this will shoot or not.
Unless it is really really severe I would bet that rifle will shoot just fine, Shoot a couple dozen conicals through it and see what happens,you will be pleasantly surprised.
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