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Old March 8th, 2015, 07:35 PM #21
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Take it to a gunsmith.
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Again, It would defeat the purpose of me WANTING to do it myself.
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What! you mean you have never pulled a tooth with a string attached to a door knob!
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Thanks, I appreciate that.

So if I am doing an in-depth conversion, requiring a lot of gunsmithing work, should I start a post, with progress pictures on this thread, or is there a more appropriate place?
It isn't about the gun, It is about what and how I am doing it.

Thanks.
I'd figure you could start a thread here or in the Rifle section. I don't believe there is any right or wrong place.

I would start a new thread though, not add pics to this one, if you want people to follow it and comment on it.
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OP,
It seems "take it to a gunsmith" is a typical response to many inquiries.
It may not be a bad response, but often the OP is trying to see if doing something is worth the time. I've done some things I could have taken to a gunsmith but decided to learn to do it myself for the sake of doing it even though it would have been cheaper to take it to a gunsmith for the one off I did. I like DIY and buying tools and learning things. Maybe you are the same. I did a crown on a crapped out Muzzle once. It took it from Zero to Hero. I spent less than $100 and I sit with the tool in my basement after using it once. I did it and learned I should have done it a tad different next time but it worked. I cold blue'd the muzzle when done (already had the stuff as I built a muzzleloader from a Kit previously). My gun was worth about $125 as is the way it was shooting so I did not risk much. For me it was more about wanting to try something for the experience.
I say try the brass screw idea first, test your groups before and after and learn if it does something then maybe decide if you want to re-crown.
I have talked to people who used tapered reamers and they said that worked for them (but I did not want to do that in my case).
Good luck and don't let the nay sayers get you down. Amongst the unwanted responses, you often get the good info here. When wanting to do something myself, I personally find it more respectful if the poster in response gives some warning to what might go wrong vs a simple "don't do it" response. Something more constructive is "if you do it, don't let xxxx happen or yyy will be the result".

Good info is Priceless and thanks to those who contribute.
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I'd figure you could start a thread here or in the Rifle section. I don't believe there is any right or wrong place.

I would start a new thread though, not add pics to this one, if you want people to follow it and comment on it.
Good idea.
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OP,
It seems "take it to a gunsmith" is a typical response to many inquiries.
It may not be a bad response, but often the OP is trying to see if doing something is worth the time. I've done some things I could have taken to a gunsmith but decided to learn to do it myself for the sake of doing it even though it would have been cheaper to take it to a gunsmith for the one off I did. I like DIY and buying tools and learning things. Maybe you are the same. I did a crown on a crapped out Muzzle once. It took it from Zero to Hero. I spent less than $100 and I sit with the tool in my basement after using it once. I did it and learned I should have done it a tad different next time but it worked. I cold blue'd the muzzle when done (already had the stuff as I built a muzzleloader from a Kit previously). My gun was worth about $125 as is the way it was shooting so I did not risk much. For me it was more about wanting to try something for the experience.
I say try the brass screw idea first, test your groups before and after and learn if it does something then maybe decide if you want to re-crown.
I have talked to people who used tapered reamers and they said that worked for them (but I did not want to do that in my case).
Good luck and don't let the nay sayers get you down. Amongst the unwanted responses, you often get the good info here. When wanting to do something myself, I personally find it more respectful if the poster in response gives some warning to what might go wrong vs a simple "don't do it" response. Something more constructive is "if you do it, don't let xxxx happen or yyy will be the result".

Good info is Priceless and thanks to those who contribute.
Thank you very much for your response. You understand me completely.
I have some ideas I am going to try. I have 600mm of barrel to learn with. If I screw up, I buy an new barrel!
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Isn't this the Gunsmithing part of the forum? I'm not sure of your meaning. Is this for gunsmiths, or people who are doing their own gunsmithing? Again, I'm a newbie. Don't want to step on any toes.

Looks like you're in the right place to me, don't know what people are bitching about. From what I see you started a thread in the gun smithing forum. Of course I'm no forum expert
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Pictures of the crowning

I did the crowning.

After cutting.



First crown tool and emery paste.



I thought the first tool diameter was too small, so I made a tool with a larger diameter which was closer to 11 degrees. I used the emory paste with it, then I used the dremmel tool and jewlers rouge to polish the new crown.



Great results (I think). I still need to dress the flat edge.



About two hours work.I had fun doing and learning.
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Pretty sweet. What did you use to cut the barrel?
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