Where to get a .40 cal barrel for a #1 black powder frame

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Where to get a .40 cal barrel for a #1 black powder frame

Post by GregP42 » Sat May 03, 2008 5:30 am

Hey guys,

I picked up a #1 black powder frame and now I need to find a barrel for it. Not sure if I want to go round or octagon, but I do know I want to build a .40 cal this time, Maybe a .40-65 or a 40-70 SBN maybe. Still haven't decided. But I want to know who has the best prices on barrel blanks and where to send it to have the barrel mounted and head spaced. Any other thoughts about .40 cal rounds that might be fun to play with?

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Post by Kodiak » Sat May 03, 2008 8:16 am

Greg,

I like the old-time look of the octagnal barrels, but round is ok too. I'm partial to Badger barrels and Green Mtn. barrels are fine also. Buffalo Arms Co. carries some barrel-blanks. There are some other brands of black-powder barrels that are out there too. There are lots of 40-65 shooters out there and they do fine at the target matches.

Finding a qualified gun-smith may be your biggest search.
Good luck and enjoy.

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Post by Ranch 13 » Sun May 04, 2008 10:03 pm

Green Mountain, Badger, Douglas and Krieger all have barrels that will work fine.
Douglas will , or at least have as recently as 2 years ago, install their barrel on your action for not a lot of money over the cost of the barrel.
I'm getting to be a fan of round barrels .

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Post by marlinman93 » Sat May 17, 2008 11:12 am

I did my Hepburn with a Green Mountain full octagon barrel in something close to a #3 1/2 weight, and it's a very accurate gun. Check with John Taylor Machine for fitting a barrel.

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Post by GregP42 » Sat May 17, 2008 3:09 pm

Cool, thanks for the info guys. Now I just have to save the coin up for it. I have too many expensive hobbies!

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