My model 81 barrel tool

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CharlesMRussell
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My model 81 barrel tool

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This rifle has been in my family since 1941. It was my Dads rifle and was mine as a boy and now it in in my care. I am looking for a barrel tool so I can service the barrel. Image

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Hi Charles, I'd recommend doing a search on our forums. Lots of how-to posts for making your own.
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Charles,

I have barrel shroud take-down tools for sale. Check the For Sale section of this forum.

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CharlesMRussell wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:33 am
This rifle has been in my family since 1941. It was my Dads rifle and was mine as a boy and now it in in my care. I am looking for a barrel tool so I can service the barrel. Image
Charles,
I am making a FN style barrel tool with a local gunsmith, very nice and knowledgeable guys, CNC machines and all. Waiting for the quote but they know that I want to make a possible run with people that are interested here on the site. This will be as close as possible without seeing original drawings for the tool, just based from existing pictures of the tool.
These can be cerakoted, or a few other finishes, or left in the raw material form. I grade steel part that won't break, they also have an idea on how to make it easier to use by clamping it through the barrel so the tool won't slip off. This could be offered both ways for display or original version as well as ease of use.
Please let me know if you are interested in a tool, and if anyone else is interested.
Thanks
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Sir,

I would be interested in the “FN” tool. When you get all the particulars, send me an email to “jack1653@att.net”. Thank you for your consideration.

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Consider use of a 6pt 3/4" impact deepwell socket for stock. Might be less expensive for machining. I too would find this type of tool interesting. Especially if it could be attached to a ratchet wrench or impact tool. The T handle would be very easy for normal use, with the socket square a hi torque option. Less chance of marring a finish.
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Phyrbird wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:43 pm
Consider use of a 6pt 3/4" impact deepwell socket for stock. Might be less expensive for machining. I too would find this type of tool interesting. Especially if it could be attached to a ratchet wrench or impact tool. The T handle would be very easy for normal use, with the socket square a hi torque option. Less chance of marring a finish.
Phyrbird, I totally understand where you are going with your idea there.
The intent though for this design is to be original as possible for the Collecting aspect of it as well and functional.
In the future there maybe versions like you are saying to come with good ideas like yours. but MK1 will be as close to original as possible.

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jack1653 wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:22 pm
Sir,

I would be interested in the “FN” tool. When you get all the particulars, send me an email to “jack1653@att.net”. Thank you for your consideration.

Regards,

jack1653
Thanks Jack1653, I will let you know asap what costs will be. I will be posting pictures soon of the CAD and as the part is finished eventually.
Spread the word!

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Hi Jack1653, Phybird, Dgeorgarms,
Here is the images of the CAD model for the FN style tool,
These will be made in Stainless steel and polished.
The model is very close to final product, the first one for myself will be made soon, I will keep you posted on price.
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1913model8
Have you been able to get the tool production up and running? If so what is the price? And is there a waiting list?
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Hi Bullpupone,
I have had delays due to moving, etc. There is a list but so far only about 5 of you are waiting. The Price roughly quoted for a polished stainless steel tool will be around $100 mark. There will be an additional part that will help save the barrel rifling. So I don't have the full price of everything yet. I will be getting back to this project very soon. I will keep everyone posted.
I will put your name down for interest.

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I'm in for one - provided you will ship to Kanada!
Will keep my eye on this thread for updates.

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Hi Canuck,
I will put you down for a tool! I will ship to Kanada haha.
If you could tell me what cal your rifle is then I can have the right barrel guide with the tool.
Shipping will probably be more $ but I can figure that out I'm sure.
For everyone else that is reading this that has the interest in the tool I will also need you Cal rifles too.
Thanks

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I have all the calibers! 25 to 300
I didn't realize they were caliber specific - but makes sense I guess
Or, is it possible to change out the barrel guide on the tool?
If I had to choose only one caliber, it would be a 35

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Wow! Thats awesome! Lucky you are!
Yes the barrel guide will be interchangeable.
But since we are on this topic and you have all the calibers, can you please verify the nut and cap are all the same dimensions?
I do not have access to that info, would be greatly appreciated if this could be verified now to make any changes necessary to the tool.
I hope one day to own a .35!
thanks!

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Hi 1931model8,
Ijust saw your message, that is great I'll await to hear from you.
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1913Model8 wrote:
Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:02 am
can you please verify the nut and cap are all the same dimensions?
Confirmed
Barrel nut and bushing are the same diameter (or extremely close) throughout all calibers - 25,30,32,35,300
Also of interest perhaps - the nut and bushing on an FN1900 are also the same diameter

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Canuck THANKS very much for confirming that! It will be put to good use!

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