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Model 52 barrel

Post by mac48370 on Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:46 pm

Manage to buldge my barrel...kicking myself should have checked it...very rare to not kick the shell out... Got it apart but need a barrel I know they are hard to find hoping to get some contacts to find one

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Re: Model 52 barrel

Post by Archer Gravely on Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:42 am

I have read a couple of posts over the last year that say that Clark plans on making 52 barrels - consider calling them and letting us know what you find out.

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Re: Model 52 barrel

Post by BE Mike on Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:53 am

Before I started looking for the Unicorn (if the pistol still functions) I'd put it on a machine rest. It could be that it will still shoot good groups.

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Post by KenO on Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:17 am

I want a spare barrel, and heard the same about Clark. I called, and they said nothing is definite, but they have a list going to see if there is interest.  I got on the list.

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Re: Model 52 barrel

Post by Bubba Blaster on Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:53 pm

BE Mike wrote:Before I started looking for the Unicorn (if the pistol still functions) I'd put it on a machine rest. It could be that it will still shoot good groups.
A+ what BE Mike says ,I have a barrel with a ringer that still shoots very good. Try it, you can't do any more damage.

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Re: Model 52 barrel

Post by C.Perkins on Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:06 pm

Bubba Blaster wrote:
BE Mike wrote:Before I started looking for the Unicorn (if the pistol still functions) I'd put it on a machine rest. It could be that it will still shoot good groups.
A+ what BE Mike says ,I have a barrel with a ringer that still shoots very good. Try it, you can't do any more damage.
+3 on that.
You just never know until you test it.

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Re: Model 52 barrel

Post by AllAces on Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:05 pm

KenO wrote:I want a spare barrel, and heard the same about Clark. I called, and they said nothing is definite, but they have a list going to see if there is interest.  I got on the list.
I talked to Jim Clark, Jr extensively before he passed about a faster twist barrel for the M52. He did have a list of 52 owners that were interested.  However, the last time we talked was at Perry before he passed and he was not having any luck finding someone to supply the barrel blanks to his specifications.  My guess is that the project is on the back burner at this time as the shop seems to be moving away from bullseye pistols in general.

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Re: Model 52 barrel

Post by mac48370 on Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:59 pm

Well I may try making a die and cold forging the buldge back to its correct diameter....possibly make my own from an over size barrel blank....I have a lot of machine connections

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Re: Model 52 barrel

Post by fc60 on Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:10 am

Greetings,

I have not done this; but, give it some thought.

Get a scissor knurling tool and replace the knurls with hardened steel blanks with a slight radius. Then swage the barrel bulge back slowly by adjusting the pressure of the "knurls" with the adjusting screw.

Cheers,

Dave

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Re: Model 52 barrel

Post by mac48370 on Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:47 pm

I have a hammer type cable end swager...but I like the knurl roller ideal...I will try that

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Re: Model 52 barrel

Post by mtlucas0311 on Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:03 pm

If the fix doesn't work would you be interested in selling your pistol?

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Re: Model 52 barrel

Post by scheibenpistole on Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:46 am

Have you considered having a new barrel blank fit to the breach block?
I have seen this done a few times with 1911s, specifically when chambering for non-standard calibers, such as 30 Luger.

The old barrel tube is cut off, and the breach block is reamed for the O.D. of the new barrel blank.
Sliver solder or permanent epoxy can be used for assembly.
The advantage is that you have complete freedom to specify barrel I.D. diameter, twist rate, etc


Last edited by scheibenpistole on Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:49 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : typo error)

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Re: Model 52 barrel

Post by ed.lam.10 on Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:51 pm

Hypothetically, what would a new & unfitted Barsto S&W M52 barrel go for ?

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Re: Model 52 barrel

Post by AllAces on Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:29 pm

I have reached out to Alex at Ten Ring Precision asking if it is possible to reline a M52 barrel. Let you know what he says.

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Re: Model 52 barrel

Post by jglenn21 on Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:13 pm

bar-sto is pretty proud of their 1911 barrels so a limited run of 52s would be pricey..  how about $300 for a very conservative guess


there were several 52 barrels on eBay last year but have not seen any this year. ebay and gunbroker would be place to keep an eye out.

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Re: Model 52 barrel

Post by Archer Gravely on Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:47 pm

Heard secondhand at a match yesterday that S&W will sell Model 52 barrels but only if you buy 50.  Group buy anyone?

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Re: Model 52 barrel

Post by james r chapman on Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:27 pm

50@ $10 eacb. I'm in.

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