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Removing a barrel liner

PostedCOLON Sat May 09, 2015 3:05 pm
by Keith
I have this relined rechambered in .32-40 Hepburn in which the original barrel is marked 40- 1 7/8. The chambering job is off centre but its a good liner.
I am trying to remove the liner without damage to reuse then reline and rechamber to the original calibre.
The liner has been soldered in and all efforts to remove have failed.
I counter bored each end to get rid of any peening, put a SS rod through the bore with a button on the muzzle end and a rong on the breech end to fasten to the back of my skidsteer.
A pipe with a collar fitting the shoulder at the breech end surrounds the barrel with holes for heating and the muzzle end attatched to a chain block.
I have heated the whole barrel with a torch untill nearly red. The solder runs out. The chain block nearly lifts the skid steer but the liner wont move.
I have looked for mechanical fastenings but cant see any.
Any ideas.?
I may just have to drill after all.
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Keith

Re: Removing a barrel liner

PostedCOLON Sat May 09, 2015 8:01 pm
by George Babits
Keith,

If you are going to have it relined to the original caliber just drill it out. Keep it simple.

But - - - what the heck kind of a hermorphiditic top is that on the Series I Land Rover??

George
Salmon, Idaho

Re: Removing a barrel liner

PostedCOLON Sat May 09, 2015 8:59 pm
by Keith
I think you may be right George. I just thought I may be able to salvage the liner but I have just about given that idea away.
I have a 40 cal liner here I bought years ago so will install it and chamber in 40-50 SS.

Well done on recognising the Landie. I thought most of you lot over there would call it a Jeep :(
Its a 1950 I rebuilt sevaral years ago.
Google Land Rover Tickford Station Wagon :D

Keith

Re: Removing a barrel liner

PostedCOLON Sun May 10, 2015 7:30 am
by George Babits
Hi Keith,

Wow; I've been owning and chasing Land Rovers for 50 years and that was a new one on me. I don't even recall seeing the Pickford Station Wgon in The Land Rover book. I've got a 1967 109 station wagon which I've had since 1978. I think that was the 3rd or 4th Land Rover for me.

Good luck on the lining job.
George

Re: Removing a barrel liner

PostedCOLON Sun May 10, 2015 2:36 pm
by Keith
Thanks George. Good to meet a fellow enthusiast. A good book is The Original Land Rover by James Taylor.
There are a few of your countrymen on a couple of Landy Forums I am on too.
AULRO with a link to my latest build
http://www.aulro.com/afvb/slow-workshop ... 049-a.html
And LRSOC with a link to the Tickford build.
Keep you busy for a while.
That and building and shooting Black Powder rifles keeps me very occupied in my old age.

Happy Rovering.
Keith

Re: Removing a barrel liner

PostedCOLON Sun May 10, 2015 2:37 pm
by Keith
Thanks George. Good to meet a fellow enthusiast. A good book is The Original Land Rover by James Taylor.
There are a few of your countrymen on a couple of Landy Forums I am on too.
AULRO with a link to my latest build
http://www.aulro.com/afvb/slow-workshop ... 049-a.html
And LRSOC with a link to the Tickford build.
http://www.lrsoc.com/forum/index.php?to ... #msg133262
Keep you busy for a while.
That and building and shooting Black Powder rifles keeps me very occupied in my old age.

Happy Rovering.
Keith

Re: Removing a barrel liner

PostedCOLON Sun May 10, 2015 7:55 pm
by George Babits
Keith,

We've strayed from the topic!! I sent you a PM.

George

Re: Removing a barrel liner

PostedCOLON Tue May 12, 2015 12:11 am
by Keith
Sorry for the double post. Dont know how that happened.
I have had this .40 cal liner for a few years. There is nothing to indicate which is the breech end. Is this important?
I think I bought it from TOW , so I asked them which end is which but no answer yet.
http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad23 ... sygsqp.jpg
One end is cut off and the other machined. Perhaps if I lapped it, it may not matter. Thoughts?

Keith

Re: Removing a barrel liner

PostedCOLON Tue May 12, 2015 8:54 am
by 4570win
keith if it is a right hand twist or left hand, that should tell you which end is the breech. Lorne

Re: Removing a barrel liner

PostedCOLON Tue May 12, 2015 10:08 am
by montana_charlie
Keith wroteCOLONOne end is cut off and the other machined. Perhaps if I lapped it, it may not matter. Thoughts?

Keith
I don't actually know, but I would guess that the machined end is meant to match up to the machined end of your barrel breech.
The other end will get shortened at the muzzle, anyway, and then get crowned. THAT will be the 'machining' for the front end.
4570win wroteCOLONkeith if it is a right hand twist or left hand, that should tell you which end is the breech. Lorne
That won't get it.
If it's right twist, it will turn to the right no matter which end you look in.

CM

Re: Removing a barrel liner

PostedCOLON Tue May 12, 2015 2:42 pm
by Keith
Yes CM, that probavly makes sense , if all else fails I will install it that way.
Its , 6 grooves with a 1 in 16 RH twist.

Keith

Re: Removing a barrel liner

PostedCOLON Tue May 12, 2015 8:15 pm
by Arnie
I had a chamber relined once .He cut fine threads in the barrel and the out side of the chamber replacement .Maybe your liner is screwed in also .

Re: Removing a barrel liner

PostedCOLON Wed May 13, 2015 2:54 pm
by Keith
Thanks Arnie, :(
Could be, but I would imagine the chamber section threaded would be a bigger diameter than the rest of the liner. Both ends of this look the same.
But who knows whats been done.
K

Re: Removing a barrel liner

PostedCOLON Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:57 am
by talltexan
After all the high heat, pulling and banging, will the original barrel be worth trying to reuse? Seems like it will be on the ragged edge of tomato stake.
TT

Re: Removing a barrel liner

PostedCOLON Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:59 pm
by Keith
I hope not :)
At the beginning of all this I ordered a PP reamer from Manson Reamers. Its still coming.
I have decided to drill it and have bought the drill etc but have yet to weld it to a long rod.
Too many projects.
K