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Old 09-03-2010, 07:18 AM
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...Has anyone had any experience or could recommend someone who could remove a small dent in the left barrel of a double barrel shotgun? I think I've seen ads by someone who can do this somewhere, but darned if I can find it. Thanks........ Don
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:25 PM
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if you plan on a diy solution be prepared for alot of work and dont be suprised if you do even more damage. one of my first projects when i became a apprentice machinist was making expanding mandrels for taking dents out of arrows and a set of solid mandrels to fix the barrel of a old winchester single shot. the acutal making of a solid mandrels is fairly easy even on a hobby lathe if you have a source for high speed drill rod of the right diameter. just make sure to slug at least part of your barrel so you know how big the mandrels have to be. the biggest mistake i made was heating up the barrel and using a grease that wasnt meant for high heat. i got the mandrel part way down the dent and the grease basically turned to a grimy sludge, then a baked on film. so if you plan on doing this yourself do it cold and make a sliding or expanding anvil type tool so you dont get stuck half way through. ive also heard that this should be done dry with no lube.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:18 PM
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.... Thanks for that info, and I suspected that mandrels were to be used. However, I'm wanting someone ELSE to use them. I'm looking for a pro to do this job, but thanks for your input......
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I have taken several dents out of shotgun barrels. It's straight forward and simple to do but you must go SLOW. Check with your local smith(s). Any gunsmith that works on shotguns should be able to do this for you.
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If you were close to Seagrove NC , I could fix it for you.
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http://www.ehow.co.uk/way_5700349_sh...t-removal.html
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:29 AM
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........Thanks for the link. I enjoyed it. The methods described were what I know about. I don't even own the gun (yet). It has a small dent as I said. Looking for an idea of who can do it and approx. cost. It is a collector-type gun, and I wouldn't want to see it buggered up in any way. Thanks...
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:39 AM
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Mike Orlen does great barrel work. Hopefully, this contact info is current

79 Salem Street Amherst, MA 01002 (413) 256-1630 fax (413) 253-5665
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Urban_Redneck View Post
Mike Orlen does great barrel work. Hopefully, this contact info is current

79 Salem Street Amherst, MA 01002 (413) 256-1630 fax (413) 253-5665
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......... Thanks for the info. Thanks to all who replied, but I ended up passing on the gun for several other reasons also. Glad I did. Just picked up an identical piece with no "issues". Thanks again...
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