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half octagon .22lr barrel makers
Jan 13th, 2018 at 10:40pm
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Hi Guys.  Just joined awhile ago.  Looking for a to replace the barrel on a stevens 44.  I'd really like to find a maker that has a .22lr  half octagon blank available.  The barrel on the rifle looks like every kid in shop class practiced drill &tapping holes in it. Also looking for a gunsmith to re-barrel the action,blue the new barrel.   Any help would be great.  thanks. dcl
  
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Reply #1 - Jan 14th, 2018 at 1:03am
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CPA.  The right place for the barrel, and the work.

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Reply #2 - Jan 14th, 2018 at 3:14pm
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CPA is not a barrel maker. They will, however, take whatever barrel you wish (Douglas, GM, etc.) and make half-round for a reasonable price. Think GM is the only maker that is currently offering an octagon barrel cross-section, so an easy place to start as only need to turn the front half round.
  

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Reply #3 - Jan 14th, 2018 at 8:18pm
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I do half round/octagon often. I'm a dealer for Green Mountain and use their barrels when they have what I need. Also use Shilen , X-caliber and Douglas.
  

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Reply #4 - Jan 14th, 2018 at 8:48pm
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John Taylor did a great job installing a 1/2 Octagon Rimfire on a Low Wall for me.

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Reply #5 - Jan 15th, 2018 at 8:07am
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Go to CPA - they offer a selection of barrels from various barrel makers and will profile to pretty much whatever contour that you want. I've purchased several .22 barrels (including custom twist Douglas) from them, fast turnaround and great service.
  
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Re: half octagon .22lr barrel makers
Reply #6 - Jan 15th, 2018 at 9:35am
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Ron Smith (RKS Barrels)
P.O. Box 635
Wimborne, Alberta
T0M 2G0
403-631-2405

Will rough cut the half octagon profile on a standard/gain twist chrome moly/stainless steel barrel blank for you.
However you or someone else will be required to do the finish draw filing and polishing.

He will ship a barrel blank to CPA Rifles or John Taylor if you wish to have them do the profile cut and/or finish the barrel for you.

I supplied a CPA forearm I intended to use to Ron; before he cut the profile on my barrels, to ensure I had a good fit.
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Reply #7 - Jan 15th, 2018 at 10:14am
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Don't forget Borchardt Rifle Co.;

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The Green Mountain octagon blanks are tapered, half round barrels usually have the octagon portion straight, taper on the round.
  

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Reply #8 - Jan 15th, 2018 at 11:10am
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C. Sharps can also perform this work for you.
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Reply #9 - Jan 15th, 2018 at 12:32pm
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JCHannum wrote on Jan 15th, 2018 at 10:14am:
half round barrels usually have the octagon portion straight, taper on the round.


Interesting. I have a bunch of factory, and aftermarket half octagon barreled guns, and all have some taper on the octagon portion.
  

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Reply #10 - Jan 15th, 2018 at 12:42pm
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Impressive groups Ken!
  

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Reply #11 - Jan 15th, 2018 at 6:29pm
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Thank you all for the quick replies.  Looks like I have some great options to look at.  i hoping to get this project started soon.  The dealer I bought the rifle from warned me that SS rifles are addicting.  He was right! 3 more followed me home from his shop.  He had another 44, an old stevens .25 tip up. And a hopkins& allen .22rf That I cant find much info on yet. I'll have to figure out how to post pics. Thanks again for all the information.
  
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