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    barrel flutes

    Hi all
    Anyone know someone who can do barrel fluting within about 60/70miles of west Yorkshire please ?
    Regards
    Jimmy

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    whats up decided to lighten that scaffold pole you have on that lump of bark pal, wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by mereside View Post
    whats up decided to lighten that scaffold pole you have on that lump of bark pal, wayne
    Well I ain't as young as I used to be bud lol
    Regards
    Jimmy

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    google Dolphin rifles Jimmy that's who we use.
    www.anglocustomrifle.co.uk
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    Quote Originally Posted by pierred View Post
    google Dolphin rifles Jimmy that's who we use.
    Cheers pal appreciated. Hope ya well buddy
    Regards
    Jimmy

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    I am told, and I don't know why, that it is NOT a good idea to have the barrel fluted after it has been bored and rifled. And that the better way to do it is to start with a fluted blank. Something to do with stresses within the barrel that then means it won't shoot straight? But of course it will if you do it afterwards then have to be re-proved according to the letter of the Proof Act.

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    I think you will find that it depends on how the barrel was made. Fluting a hammer forged barrel may alter or relieve stresses imparted by the hammering process. Button rifling also imparts stresses as it swages the rifling so i doubt that fluting one of these would be a good idea.

    However fluting a cut rifled barrel is a different kettle of fish. Very little stresses are imparted by the rifling cutter it seems. IN the book:-

    Original Obendorf Sporting rifles

    It shows a milling machine set up and gang milling three barrels to flute them. Yes Mauser offered barrel fluting on some of their sporting rifles. Mauser also cut rifled the barrels. This might be why they didn't have problems with barrels warping after fluting.

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    Not sure if either of these do barrel fluting but give them a try. Steve Kershaw Firearms in Howden 01430 430553 or 07725 987295. Valkyrie Rifles (Barnsley area) 07889 388378
    Both are custom rifle builders so may be able to help.
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    Gents.
    What is the problem Fluting a Button Rifled Barrel after it has been correctly Stress Relieved by the Manufacturer?

    Yorkie.

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    I did a quick look on a US Forum that I participate in.

    The most telling answer was the one sentence: "I've never known a barrel fluted after it was rifled to EVER shoot better after it was done than before it was done..."

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