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Reply #30 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 11:53am
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marlinguy wrote on Aug 24th, 2017 at 11:24am:

That was a big issue too! The Springfield barrel was 22", so stopped way short of the muzzle on the .45-70 bore! The gun had Harlow's work all over it!


Miracle is that a hack-saw blade wasn't applied at the 22" mark! 
  
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Reply #31 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 11:58am
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I like to keep them original. but I have to fix this on my Hepburn.
Harlow strikes again.

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Re: Need opinions on rebluing or not
Reply #32 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 4:27pm
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Redsetter wrote on Aug 24th, 2017 at 11:53am:
marlinguy wrote on Aug 24th, 2017 at 11:24am:

That was a big issue too! The Springfield barrel was 22", so stopped way short of the muzzle on the .45-70 bore! The gun had Harlow's work all over it!


Miracle is that a hack-saw blade wasn't applied at the 22" mark! 


Had a few of those too! I understand that idea better, as so many old single shots were very heavy, and hunters lightened them the easiest way, by bobbing the barrel!





  

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Reply #33 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 8:56pm
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Reply #34 - Sep 22nd, 2017 at 11:14am
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I appreciate all of your opinions on rebluing and relining my Hepburn. I have decided to reline it but not reblue it. I'll clean up the bluing as much as possible and shoot it. Thanks for all your input.  Dave.
  
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Re: Need opinions on rebluing or not
Reply #35 - Sep 22nd, 2017 at 11:25am
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You might consider a new barrel with the same contour.  Cost about the same as a reline.  Put a thin blue on it to match the age of the action.  No need to change the wood and the Hepburn can be shot and returned to as good as old.
  
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