"Barrel Wont Seat" Experience

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Chilly
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"Barrel Wont Seat" Experience

Post by Chilly » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:55 pm

Experienced a new one last week. Gave my dad an old-tyme smooth barrel for his old 870 (he traded original barrel toward slug barrel and regretted it ever since). The barrel would get tight about 5/16" short. Careful examination showed a raises burr near the detent pin in the barrel ring. Dressed that down with a chainsaw file and slipped right in. I'm guessing the detent pin may have been replaced recently. That barrel certainly never fit on a gun the way it was.

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Re: "Barrel Wont Seat" Experience

Post by Scorpion8 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:48 pm

Sounds like an easy fix, and the PO probably mistreated that barrel in some fashion to raise that burr.
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Re: "Barrel Wont Seat" Experience

Post by Chilly » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:37 pm

I think it wasnt abused, probably just raised a burr when staking in the detent pin.

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Re: "Barrel Wont Seat" Experience

Post by Banshee » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:19 am

Probably restaked using the wrong tool or the correct tool improperly.
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