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Old 07-20-2013, 04:37 PM
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Muzzle crowning tools

Are there any crowning tools available than can be used by hand and not with a lathe?

If so, what brand/type do you recommend?

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Old 07-20-2013, 10:16 PM
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Are there any crowning tools available than can be used by hand and not with a lathe?

If so, what brand/type do you recommend?

Thanks,

M

Dave Manson, of Manson precision reamers has a great set of crowning tools.

They are very good even if you have a Lathe on shorter barrels and pistols that cant be placed in a Lathe.

Check Manson's tool,s out.

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Old 07-21-2013, 03:54 AM
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Re: Muzzle crowning tools

If you are crowning a brand new barrel, have a smith do it. If just touching up a crown, Brownells has a hand operated tool. I have never used it.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:14 PM
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Re: Muzzle crowning tools

you can probably do it with right size counterbore and right pilot, then put a chamfer with countersink, however its all in theory and I never done it without lathe....
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:10 AM
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Re: Muzzle crowning tools

I have/use (have from .224 to .458) the PTG crown tool with interchangeable pilots. works very well
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