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Barrel Matting

hackley69hackley69 Member Posts: 34 ✭✭
edited January 2014 in Ask the Experts
Does anyone know of a shop who does this type of work? Im not talking about a finish but cutting or rolling of a pattern into the steel on the top of a barrel. Thanks for any help[:)]

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    dcs shootersdcs shooters Member Posts: 10,969
    edited November -1
    Do it your self [;)]
    Beat the hell out of it with the file of your choice for the effect you want [^] That's how I did the front strap and top of slide on this,

    212x212

    EDIT, someone with a knurling tool and lathe could do it [;)]
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    hackley69hackley69 Member Posts: 34 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I dont think Im as good as you when it come to smacking it with a file[:D]
    But I must say it looks good!
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    charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 6,579 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Masking off with tape and then bead or sand blasting makes a nice non glare surface under your final finish.
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    beantownshootahbeantownshootah Member Posts: 12,776 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by hackley69
    Does anyone know of a shop who does this type of work? Im not talking about a finish but cutting or rolling of a pattern into the steel on the top of a barrel. Thanks for any help[:)]


    Exactly what type of pattern do you mean? Do you have a specific example in mind?

    If you just want a matte finish, you can bead/sand blast as mentioned above. Assuming finished (not stainless) steel, the barrel will have to be refinished after that.

    Careful use of a scotchbrite pad can leave a decent set of directional lines. If you want the "jeweled" look (ie "engine turning") that's done with a rotary abrasive pad and (usually) a jig to control the application.

    If you really want something the equivalent of cut checkering, that's usually done by hand, and is pretty labor-intensive.

    If you mean fluting the barrel, there are a number of places that can do this. Can't speak to the quality of the work, but here's one place I just pulled right off "Google": http://www.kampfeldcustom.com/index_022.htm
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    perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    I may be wrong But I thinkHackley 69 is looking for more like the pattern That was rolled on the top surface of some single barrel Trap guns and like the pattern on the rib between SXS shotguns.barrels.
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    hackley69hackley69 Member Posts: 34 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by perry shooter
    I may be wrong But I thinkHackley 69 is looking for more like the pattern That was rolled on the top surface of some single barrel Trap guns and like the pattern on the rib between SXS shotguns.barrels.


    That's what I'm looking for perry shooter. I should have made myself clear.
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