Interesting Model 8 barrel

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canuck
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Interesting Model 8 barrel

Post by canuck » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:29 pm

I recently picked up a rough Model 8 in 30 REM, so absolutely filthy that the action would hardly move.
There is a "through" bolt in the wrist of the stock, I haven't been able to remove it yet, but have been working on the barrel assembly.
Unfortunately, I didn't think to take any before pictures but the internals were terribly gummed up and rusted.
After a good long soak in diesel fuel, and some elbow grease, things aren't looking too bad - except!!
Mucho pitting on the barrel itself - would you be concerned with shooting with this barrel?

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And, interestingly, it is a replacement barrel!
I've never seen this before!

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Re: Interesting Model 8 barrel

Post by Phyrbird » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:45 am

30 WCF is the Winchester 30-30 round.
The Model 64 is Winchester lever (bent) action.

I could be in error but this looks like a re-barrel assembly from repair/restore.
It could be just fine as long as the headspace is ok. As for the pitting I would be more concerned with deep gouges around or the length of the barrel, they would be more likely to start stress cracks.
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Re: Interesting Model 8 barrel

Post by 81police » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:34 am

WILD!!!! Never seen anything like that before
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Re: Interesting Model 8 barrel

Post by canuck » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:48 pm

Someone sure went to a lot of trouble to keep this gun shooting, the machining of the barrel to chamber head piece (?),tapering of the barrel and the thread/keyway cut on the end must have been almost as much as the gun was worth

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