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Unread 01-11-2017, 03:14 PM
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Project Barrelling Assistance Required

Gents, have an issue, I was given ( inheritance ) a BSA Model P-17 that I sporterized into a decent hunting rifle. I added a custom one piece picatinny rail, Timney trigger, MPI glass stock, muzzle brake and had magazine extended to accommodate a 300 Win Mag, added a muzzle brake and its now at the stage that I was looking at a custom barrel. This is where the problem arose, after the addition of the one piece pic rail it was trued to the action it was noticed a slight left cant to the barrel. It looks like the threads on the barrel were cut incorrectly??? Not sure if anyone has run into this before, or is the threads in the action cut incorrectly. This rifle has been around a while in the family for 3 generations and I have put a ton into it, I guess the question of the day is " is this fixable" It does shoot ok but I have visions of a fluted 27" barrel and cerakoate to complete this beast.
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Unread 01-11-2017, 04:19 PM
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Re: Project Barrelling Assistance Required

How did you determine the barrel is off? It could be the barrel threads or action threads. It could also be the inletting of the stock making it look off.
If you rebarrel have the action faced and threads recut if you are worried about them being off centered.
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Unread 01-11-2017, 04:25 PM
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Re: Project Barrelling Assistance Required

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How did you determine the barrel is off? It could be the barrel threads or action threads. It could also be the inletting of the stock making it look off.
If you rebarrel have the action faced and threads recut if you are worried about them being off centered.
Using lasers, lol one bolted to the action and one down the barrel. Also with the trued pic rail on the action its easy to check and measure. I guess what Iam down to is I plan to re-barrel but can the crooked threads be repaired???
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Unread 01-11-2017, 04:41 PM
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Re: Project Barrelling Assistance Required

Your gunsmith should easily be able to correct that problem especially if your going to rebarrel it.
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Unread 01-11-2017, 06:10 PM
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Re: Project Barrelling Assistance Required

I realy want to believe that, this is close to finishing and just want it done lol
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Unread 01-11-2017, 08:00 PM
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Re: Project Barrelling Assistance Required

The action could be twisted. When these were originally barreled at the factory they used some heavy torque. If the original barrel has been removed at some point, it could have been twisted then. I've seen it on Springfield 03s, too. They're not made of tuff alloy steel like we know today.
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Unread 01-12-2017, 10:01 AM
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The action could be twisted. When these were originally barreled at the factory they used some heavy torque. If the original barrel has been removed at some point, it could have been twisted then. I've seen it on Springfield 03s, too. They're not made of tuff alloy steel like we know today.
So long story short is this fixable?
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