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Shorten and Re-Crown a Model 41 Barrel

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Post by bullseyepistol 10/29/2013, 9:19 pm

Now that my long-time friend and gunsmith Lou Lombardi has retired, who do you now recommend to cut down a 7" model 41 barrel to 6".

I still believe he was the best.   Your thoughts please!
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Post by BE Mike 10/30/2013, 6:39 am

If he is still doing this, I'd recommend Buddy Chapman. He has been doing this for decades. Here is his last known contact information: Buddy Chapman 795 FM 513. Lone Oak 75453 (903) 447-2546.


Alex Hamilton (tenring.com) definitely knows his way around a model 41. If I were going to send it to him, I'd probably also consider having the barrel relined.
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Post by spursnguns 10/30/2013, 7:20 am

Hello,

I know that Jerry Keefer has the skill and the knowledge.

Jim
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Post by SMBeyer 10/30/2013, 5:12 pm

John,
I had a 5 1/2 heavy barrel that didn't shoot as good as I thought it should so I took it to Mark Arrow and the crown was off center.  He cut the end of the barrel just a bit to true it up and recrowned it.  It shot better but not as good as I wanted so I gave that barrel to my dad.  The work was good the barrel just didn't shoot that good.
Scott
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Post by bullseyepistol 10/30/2013, 10:18 pm

Thanks for the replies fellas, I appreciate it!
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