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    Sleeving Barrels ......

    Morning All a very interesting subject in its self , So I acquired a R Adams of London shotgun some time ago that is very very tired and worn, However im not going to let it go I have got a real bug about it and I WILL revive it, its a lovely hammer gun with twist metal barrels, However they are in need of sleeving, and the stock etc also needs some work, as I said I will get it done im not going to let a good gun go, ok it might not be cost effective to the guns value However it will be a little project and something id like to keep for myself , anyone know of places or people that do Barrel sleeving and how much it could cost ??. , Thanks everyone.

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    You might try Teague - they re-sleeve barrels from 450 including proofing.

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    Having had teague chokes fitted to my 1870's hammer gun by Nigel Teague I wouldn't hesitate to try them first, especially as they offer a barrel lining service. This would mean that you could keep the damascus barrels but have them milled out with a steel tube fitted internally into the barrel. I own shotguns that have been sleeved in the conventional way & it's not a very pretty result.

    Show us some photographs please.

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    Thanks Willie_Gunn, and yes McKenzie I finish work today at 8 pm ill post some up once i have finished, its not that the barrels are pitted or anything they are just pretty much out of proof I think, - Barrel lining service sounds good ....

    There is a wealth of knowledge on this site and some very helpful people with some very useful info.. ... so thanks v much guys I really appreciate your info help and suggestions

    Just looking a little more on line and apparently the barrel lining service is no longer available due to the failure of some bonding agent used ??
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    Read this http://www.vintageguns.co.uk/articles/barrel-lining/ Nigel Teague does not line barrels any longer and when he did it cost 1500

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    Quote Originally Posted by african jack View Post
    Read this http://www.vintageguns.co.uk/articles/barrel-lining/ Nigel Teague does not line barrels any longer and when he did it cost 1500
    That's disappointing to discover; it looked like a great idea, although obviously not if it doesn't work. I didn't think the price was too bad though.

    This one of mine has been sleeved conventionally. The join isn't obvious in this photograph but it is if you move it around & the light catches it.





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    Quote Originally Posted by african jack View Post
    Read this http://www.vintageguns.co.uk/articles/barrel-lining/ Nigel Teague does not line barrels any longer and when he did it cost 1500
    That is disappointing.

    I just checked his price list and the 450 is for chamber resleeving

    A quick Google search doesn't turn up a lot of alternatives - maybe Midland Gun Services: Gunsmith Shrewsbury Shropshire|Shotguns Rifles|Gun Storage|Sleeving

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    Quote Originally Posted by McKenzie View Post
    That's disappointing to discover; it looked like a great idea, although obviously not if it doesn't work. I didn't think the price was too bad though.

    This one of mine has been sleeved conventionally. The join isn't obvious in this photograph but it is if you move it around & the light catches it.





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    A very pretty gun
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    If you were to ask Artisan forge on this site he may be able to point you in the right direction.

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