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hey yall, this is my first time putting together an H&R. I did all kinds of reading on here and decided to give it a whirl, so I bought a 25-06 barrel off ebay and a SB2 frame off gun broker. Well it turns out that the frame and the barrel came from the same guy, and he told me they are matching barrel and frame. So just to be sure i got out my feeler gages and I found that if i give the gun a good firm close I can hardly pull any thickness of shim out, but if I just kind of push it shut I can pull out several thousandths of shim. The other thing I noticed was when operating the hammer or trigger it feels almost like its gummed up in there. On my factory 44 mag it has very sharp and audible clicks of the hammer and trigger, this new frame does not have the same sharpness. I was wondering if it could just be all dirty in there causing the issues. I have read all the FAQs and understand all of it, I just wanna run things by guys on here that have done this several times before I go doing anything. Thanks in advance!

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Stop. Do not use an Sb1 receiver with a high pressure rifle barrel. They were never a factory set. Sb2 only for 25-06.

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STOP!!! Listen to the advice above, you are playing with a hand grenade!!!!


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Iím sorry guys that is most definitely a typo, I have an SB 2! It has the open cut frame on the back where the buttstock mounts. Iím going to edit and fix that, my apologies.
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If the 25-06 barrel is an ejector and the 44 mag is an extractor, the difference in how they close is due to the ejector, the ejector spring has to be compressed to allow the action to close, there's no spring to compress on an extractor barrel, so it doesn't have that resistance. Best advice is never close the action gently, it should be done firmly to ensure good lock up, see the Handi Basics sticky.

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If you check the barrel lug there should be 3 numbers etched by hand into the steel. If the barrel and receiver are a factory match then these last three numbers on the receiver should also match.

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Yes they match exactly. They are kind of light so I didnít notice them at first, thank you! Iím glad itís a match but I was kinda of looking forward to a little project too.
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i don't think a good cleaning and lube could hurt, just try not to get lube on the latch and lug, they should stay pretty well dry.

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Yes they match exactly. They are kind of light so I didnít notice them at first, thank you! Iím glad itís a match but I was kinda of looking forward to a little project too.
After you shoot it there may be a few things you may decide to improve. I would shoot it first though.

Very important to get the scope rail on securely before mounting a scope. A loose rail has ruined many opinions of handi rifles accuracy when the owner didn't realize it was loose. Typically you should remove it and reinstall the screws with blue loctite. Finger tite on the torque.

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After you shoot it there may be a few things you may decide to improve. I would shoot it first though.

Very important to get the scope rail on securely before mounting a scope. A loose rail has ruined many opinions of handi rifles accuracy when the owner didn't realize it was loose. Typically you should remove it and reinstall the screws with blue loctite. Finger tite on the torque.

A scope and a new rail is next on the list for me; the rail that was on it when I got it was the kind with the set screw on the front that you can tighten down on the barrel. Well it was cranked down hard enough that it left a couple dimples in the barrel. Quality ammo is also on the list, but a lot of it is sold out right now.
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