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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2017, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Found this in YouTube. It demonstrates how easy it is, if you have the proper tools, to make a barrel for the Handy Rifle, though the one in the video looks like a Rossi, but, the principle is the same:





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Will all the good steel out there for reasonable prices, why would one use rebar to make a rifle barrel?
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Will all the good steel out there for reasonable prices, why would one use rebar to make a rifle barrel?
I think the point was that you could use just about anything you have laying around - especially since the actual barrel liner does the real work, If a person wanted to make an ultra light 22, you could do something similar with aluminum stock and a liner - probably even could do it on several low pressure calibers using aluminum or mild steel.

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This was the first time I see somebody actually making the under piece of the barrel and welding it to it.
How many times members if this forum gave complained about not being able to get some favorite calibers for their H&R Handis?
This video demonstrates it can be done.
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I've been wanting for a while to drill a nice exotic hardwood dowel (think ebony or cocobolo) and glue a 22lr liner in it.

My old ar7 has an aluminum barrel with a steel liner, so it can be done.

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This was the first time I see somebody actually making the under piece of the barrel and welding it to it.
How many times members if this forum gave complained about not being able to get some favorite calibers for their H&R Handis?
This video demonstrates it can be done.
I've been making my own for a while.

https://imgur.com/a/DmIDm

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I'm impressed that he was able to drill a hole through that long a piece of rebar without the drill coming out the side.
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I'm impressed that he was able to drill a hole through that long a piece of rebar without the drill coming out the side.
Even more impressed that the could drill it half way and meet in the middle!

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If it's straight how is that any harder than gundrilling any other given chunk of steel? Other than it probably being lower quality so more chances of soft/hard spots deflecting the bore.

E: It's also possible that he just had a few chunks of rebar and just didn't mention the ones that didn't bore straight; rebar isn't exactly expensive.
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The guy in the video has some pretty good equipment and knows how to use it. Getting a lathe and milling machine are on my wish list. I can see making a .25-20 barrel with a liner from Brownells. Maybe someday...

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