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Double rifle barrels Separation

R358WR358W Member Posts: 24
edited October 2013 in Ask the Experts
hi, I have a double rifle made by a "gunsmith" in Maine, USA. He appears to have used some sort of clear epoxy/glue to hold the barrels, rib, and sights together, except for at the receiver where he screwed them into a mono block. Well after shooting the gun 8 times the barrels have separated at the muzzle, the rib and both front and rear sights have become lose. of course the "gunsmith" will not return my phone calls or letters. worst yet I am out about 5k!

Any body out there interested in tackling the repairs?? if not, where can I find information on what to do to make the repairs? any specific books? I know the barrels could be 'silver solder' back together I believe. Please any type of guidance would be appreciated!


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    JIM STARKJIM STARK Member Posts: 1,150 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Contact Darlington gunworks in Darlington, SC. They're experts on doubles and ribs...
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    perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    WOW that GUNSMITH is a real HACK.I know it is TOO late to get your money back but this is one time I would file legal action. taking a shotgun action and trying to turn it into a double rifle is more than just the barrels The firing pins and breach face should have
    smaller pin diameter and the Action type should have a strong lockup. IMHO you could have spent 1/2 the money or less and Gotten a Valmet model 412 with barrel sets double rifle up to and including 9.3X 74 R
    This caliber will take anything in the world on 4 legs or two. ON top of that it has adjustable blocks to regulate the barrels for same point of impact when you change loads (bullet weight and style One receiver with choice of Double Shotgun, Double Rifle, or one barrel each Shotgun over Rifle
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    charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 6,579 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Can you post some pic's? What is this guy's name?
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