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I am looking at Browning a buddy of mine has and contemplating taking it in on a trade. It is a composite stalker in .270 wsm. I have talked to a gunsmith about another Browning I was thinking of having rebarreled and he said no companies make a Browning barrel bacause of the way it is threaded? Is this correct? I have looked at several companies and they list barrels for just about every action except Browning. Couls anyone recommended a company that makes a barrel. Thanks
 

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If the origional barrel is threaded then any competent smith can cut threads to match, no matter what they are or how they are cut. Guess I will have to learn how a Browning barrel is threaded so I can see what is so special about them. PS: Just looked Pacnor has prefit browing barrels in stock, I would find another gunsmith. Larry
 

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The WSM chambering may limit choices but Larry is right..if it's threaded the anyone can learn to do it.. There are exceptions to that perhaps but they're not threaded..
 

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In the past, I have tried to rebarrel two different A bolt rifles. Both had the same problem. The threads in the reciever are not deep enough, and the factory torques the barrels into the bottom of the thread, which tears up both reciever and barrel. When you try to remove that barrel, the threads gall the whole way out and wreck the reciever threads. In both cases I had to spend a lot of time setting up the recievers to recut those damaged threads in order to fit a new barrel. I will not rebarrel any more A bolt rifles, and refuse to remove the barrels for any reason. Perhaps your gunsmith has encountered this as well. With those rifles, my saying is "It is what it is. Use it and enjoy it, but don't try to make it something it is not."
 

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Sounds like what S&W did to there revolver line when they eliminated the pin.. Still it's possible just adds to the cost..
 

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Yep, most anything is possible if you throw enough money at it. 'Course I can rebarrel 3 Remingtons in the time it takes to do a Browning, so it's gotta be a lot of money!
 
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