Any heard of or used a barrel by Gun Barrel Specialist?

johnlittletree

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Well I do not normally buy barrels from companies I have never heard of. This time around the price was too good to pass up.

This is the first non-mil-surp barrel that I have bought that is not match grade of higher. The chamber end is stamped with material, twist, bore and GBS.

It was an estate find so I could not really ask the guy for details. It is profiles and polished but not chambered or crowned. I have tried google and no luck so I suspect it is from pre-internet.

It is in 7mm and I would call it a #4 profile maybe a tad larger than #4 but not by much.

Thanks in advance
 

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No not that. That is just GBS=Gun Barrel Steel not the companies name and those are just steel cylinders they are not deep drilled, hones, profiled and rifled. If you read down more he has the actual assy I think and providence for that lot.

Trust me I have spent hours looking off and on for about a year with no look. That is why I turned to humans. When the internet fails from a search engine stand point I turn to humans that where alive before the internet! Plenty of knowledge and information has not made it onto the internet.

I have prob. spent 10 hours maybe a bit more over the last year looking for it! There was a small tag on the barrel hand written that said Gun Barrel Specialist/Florida. If the orignal owner was still alive I would ask him. I always start with Google and work out from their!

Thanks though! I saw those on Ebay but what barrel maker will allow you to supply your own steel?
 

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Ha! Good point. Yeah, I admit I was "reaching" a bit but when I saw the "GBS" I thought it might at least open a window somewhere. Good luck!
No harm in trying that is why I thanked you! You know there used to be a lot of barrel makers in the USA. I was born inthe early 1970's and in the late 1980's when I re-barreled my first rifle in "Industrial Arts Class" in middle school it was an insane number of barrel makers. There where barrel makers in almost every state. Now not so much. You also had a lot of re-branded barrels from big makers.
 

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. I was born inthe early 1970's and in the late 1980's when I re-barreled my first rifle in "Industrial Arts Class" in middle school
Right On! If my middle/high-school had offered an Industrial Arts class it might have meant a different career path for me today. I'm a '74 boy myself and remember "pre-computer" days much less pre-internet. Ahhhhhhh the good ole days. Hope you got a good barrel! 80's ROCK!!!
 

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Yes if I had stayed int he states I likely would have pursued engineering or machinist. We got orders to go back to Germany and my next school had wood shop and an automotive apprenticeship so I did automotive. It was funny because I was in AP College Prep but Auto Shop helped me keep my sanity! LOL

My wife is trained as a CNC Programer but can also use old manual gear. She had issues with the chemicals used as coolants. I on the other hand have never used anything more modern than NC.

I would love to have access to a decent lathe a metal shaper and endmill. I could never justify buying decent gear to just play around as a hobby though! I would have to buy scrap metal or play around on old shot-out barrels to get my feel back. I am sure it is like riding a bike sense I can still read prints and such.
 
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