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Who Wants a Project Barrel?

Old 10-29-2018, 12:46 PM
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The .54 caliber Thompson Center barrel in the pictures below was on a gun I bought cheap years ago because I needed a stock for one of my Green Mountain barrels. It's been sitting in my closet ever since awaiting a project I'll never get around to. So it's available to the first "I'll take it".

It was drilled and tapped for a scope mount. Those holes are no deeper than the holes for the factory sight, so it could safely be re-bored to .58. It may even be salvageable as a .54. Though It's pitted it may clean up reasonably well
(the pictures make it look worse than it is). I have not tried polishing the bore - only ran a very oily patch down the bore when I first got it to stop any additional rust. It has the under rib, but no sights or ram rod thimbles.

This "project barrel" is yours for the cost of shipping if you want it.








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Old 10-29-2018, 02:16 PM
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What is going on here this is the same post that appeared a fair while ago and the barrel was taken by somebody by the time I asked about it it is the same barrel that mentioned in free junk Rob
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Old 10-29-2018, 05:19 PM
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This is not the same barrel Rob. This one is in much better shape.

However, I have no interest in going through the bother of shipping it to New Zealand.

Shipping a 1" x 32" barrel to New Zealand would be pretty expensive, especially for an old barrel like this. Wouldn't you be better off paying shipment on a new barrel with all the fittings?

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Old 10-31-2018, 04:47 PM
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Hi, with our dollar only buying 60 odd cents worth of yours there is no way that I could justify the cost of a new barrel plus shipping costs to NZ but as i said i would be happy pay the shipping cost alone ..For me the hard part is piercing the blank but I can do every thing else , rifling is so easy .. I also make every thing else to make an ml from scratch a lock takes the most time and I am working on one now ,but don't get a lot of time in the shop because my wife has dementia and is pretty well down that road so I have to stay close to the nest .. One other thing I am now 91 years old but still got my health and all of my marbles the problem I have is I have out lived all my friends and have no body left to talk flinters with so if you do have a bit spare I would like to exchange the odd e-mail with you it may help to stop me getting cabin fever ..Rob
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Old 09-01-2020, 08:34 PM
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Is the barrel still available?
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Old 09-02-2020, 02:08 PM
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Sorry somedude. it's long gone.
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