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#6821624 - 07/13/17 12:53 PM Rifle barrel disposal
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I recently had one of my rifles rebarreled and the company that did it shipped the old one back to me as well. Any idea how I'm supposed to dispose of it? I was thinking maybe I could set it out with the recycling, or just with the trash, but those seem dicey.

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#6821637 - 07/13/17 01:03 PM Re: Rifle barrel disposal [Re: ETXbuckman]
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It makes a good tomato stake!
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#6821665 - 07/13/17 01:33 PM Re: Rifle barrel disposal [Re: ETXbuckman]
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Originally Posted By: ETXbuckman
I recently had one of my rifles rebarreled and the company that did it shipped the old one back to me as well. Any idea how I'm supposed to dispose of it? I was thinking maybe I could set it out with the recycling, or just with the trash, but those seem dicey.


What seems dicey? It just a hunk of metal.
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#6821675 - 07/13/17 01:42 PM Re: Rifle barrel disposal [Re: ETXbuckman]
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You can sell them for a little of nothing. Guys use them to make chamber seaters and depth gauges. I've kept mine because I have aspirations of owning a lathe someday and we'll need some practice barrels.
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#6821686 - 07/13/17 01:52 PM Re: Rifle barrel disposal [Re: ETXbuckman]
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I might pound one into a knife one day.
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#6821699 - 07/13/17 02:10 PM Re: Rifle barrel disposal [Re: Judd]
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Originally Posted By: Judd
You can sell them for a little of nothing. Guys use them to make chamber seaters and depth gauges. I've kept mine because I have aspirations of owning a lathe someday and we'll need some practice barrels.


This and some gun smiths cut them into short pieces use them to make thread protectors.
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#6821806 - 07/13/17 03:49 PM Re: Rifle barrel disposal [Re: ETXbuckman]
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I have chunked a few of them because no one wanted them. They were all .270 and 30.06.
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#6821827 - 07/13/17 04:09 PM Re: Rifle barrel disposal [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I might pound one into a knife one day.


I like your style JG
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#6821848 - 07/13/17 04:25 PM Re: Rifle barrel disposal [Re: ETXbuckman]
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Someone could be interested in buying it depending on caliber, gun model, length, etc....

what is it?
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#6821880 - 07/13/17 04:56 PM Re: Rifle barrel disposal [Re: ETXbuckman]
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Thanks for the information. I was afraid there may be some liability if I stuck it in the trash and someone pulled it out and used it for nefarious purposes. It's a stretch, yes, but people are crazy. I may just go ahead and put it up in the classifieds though.

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#6822231 - 07/14/17 03:21 AM Re: Rifle barrel disposal [Re: ETXbuckman]
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If you are worried about it being used, then cut, torch it, drill it, give it a salt bath and let rust, whatever to make it useless as a gun barrel. Then put it in the recycling.
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#6822284 - 07/14/17 07:04 AM Re: Rifle barrel disposal [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
It makes a good tomato stake!


My friend uses them to stake out tree's.
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#6822602 - 07/14/17 12:17 PM Re: Rifle barrel disposal [Re: ETXbuckman]
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Originally Posted By: ETXbuckman
Thanks for the information. I was afraid there may be some liability if I stuck it in the trash and someone pulled it out and used it for nefarious purposes. It's a stretch, yes, but people are crazy. I may just go ahead and put it up in the classifieds though.


No different than if you throw a 2" pipe in the trash and somebody takes it build pipe bones with.
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#6824401 - 07/16/17 05:08 PM Re: Rifle barrel disposal [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I might pound one into a knife one day.


Don't use a stainless barrel if you do. 416 stainless won't harden sufficiently to make a good blade.
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#6824402 - 07/16/17 05:10 PM Re: Rifle barrel disposal [Re: ETXbuckman]
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I've got a ss 300 ultra mag barrel that I couldn't give away. confused2
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