barrel honing

barrel honing

This is a discussion on barrel honing within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I recently bought a Star B with a pitted barrel. It is not that deep but enough to scare me from shooting it. I really ...

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    Member Array Bowdenknxvll's Avatar
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    barrel honing

    I recently bought a Star B with a pitted barrel. It is not that deep but enough to scare me from shooting it. I really like the feel of the gun and eventually want to get it refinished but I don't want to spend the money if I can't fix the barrel. Has anyone used the barrel hones from Brownells, or is there any other way to fix it? I have been searching for replacement barrels without much luck.

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    depends on where the pitting is.if the lands are pitted,may be able to remove the pits and still have some lands left,if the grooves are pitted you would have to hone away the lands to get to the groves.than you have a smooth bore with pitiful accuracy. jwr
    but I have shot gobs of military surplus weapons with pitted/sewer pipe barrels without any problems.

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    Clean out all the rust and shoot several hundred rounds of jacketed bullets such as ball to smooth it up a little. That's your best bet. It'll never be perfect.


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