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#5793914 - 06/17/15 05:36 PM barrel recrowning tool
cabosandinh Offline
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I made a dumb a mistake using a 2 piece ss cleaning rod going from the muzzle
of my 5R barrel to clean oil off from a laser boresighter

i nicked a tiny bit at the land

going to get a recrowning tool and muzzle pilot from Brownell to smooth
that little nick out

any of you tried their tool and pilot?

was the cut nice and smooth ?

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#5793956 - 06/17/15 06:17 PM Re: barrel recrowning tool [Re: cabosandinh]
colt45 Offline
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never used that one, just be sure you don't get any chatter
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#5794134 - 06/17/15 07:56 PM Re: barrel recrowning tool [Re: cabosandinh]
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Have you shot it? If not do that first.

The crown is very important, but maybe you got lucky.
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#5794380 - 06/17/15 10:48 PM Re: barrel recrowning tool [Re: 5 Stand Dan]
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Originally Posted By: 5 Stand Dan
Have you shot it? If not do that first.

The crown is very important, but maybe you got lucky.


I have not , was just being a worry nut ,,, you have a good point

I will shoot 50 rds this weekend to see

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#5794903 - 06/18/15 11:09 AM Re: barrel recrowning tool [Re: cabosandinh]
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I found that Brownells did not have the crowning tool that I wanted in stock, and instead tried out one of the tools made by Pacific Tool and Gauge.

I got an 11 degree cutter that would work on my Winchester 1885 in 270WSM. I shortened the barrel from 28 inches to 24 inches... Handles much more nicely now, and is slightly more accurate.

Click an image to see it full-size.





















Use lots of oil, stop to clean out chips often, go slowly. Take your time.

Having said that, the pictures do not show that at one point, I used an electric screwdriver to turn the tool, as a time-saver. It hogged out the metal more quickly, but introduced chatter that I took out by slow and careful cutting by hand, with light pressure. After that, wet-or-dry sandpaper used wet as shown smoothed it out just fine.


Edited by charlesb (06/18/15 11:28 AM)
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#5794921 - 06/18/15 11:21 AM Re: barrel recrowning tool [Re: cabosandinh]
redchevy Offline
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Wow... id have to drink that entire bottle of jack before I took a hacksaw to that gun... and then the work wouldn't look as good either.
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#5794930 - 06/18/15 11:25 AM Re: barrel recrowning tool [Re: charlesb]
cabosandinh Offline
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Originally Posted By: charlesb
I found that Brownells did not have the crowning tool that I wanted in stock, and instead tried out one of the tools made by Pacific Tool and Gauge.

I got an 11 degree cutter that would work on my Winchester 1885 in 270WSM. I shortened the barrel from 28 inches to 24 inches... Handles much more nicely now.


Use lots of oil, stop to clean out chips often, go slowly. Take your time.


thanks for the suggestions

nice single action you have there....

I have several of those 1885 (.357, .44mag, .45-70 )
and 2 in 1895 engraved 30-6

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#5794945 - 06/18/15 11:32 AM Re: barrel recrowning tool [Re: redchevy]
charlesb Offline
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Yes, it took a lot of gumption to hacksaw that beautiful rifle. - But it did not handle well until I did. If it had been a 270 Winchester instead of a 270WSM, I would have taken it down to 20 inches instead of 24.

It lost about 1/3rd of a pound and now handles like a dream.

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