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New FN Style Barrel Tool

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2023 4:32 pm
by 1913Model8
Hi Guys,
Just adding this to the Troubleshoot and Maintenance part of the form.
For those who are on the list thank you and thank you for your patients.
Just trying to get this out to as many people as possible for cost reasons too of course.
I am also looking to maybe make or buy wooden boxes for the tool and the parts for the tool for shipping and for storage.
If anyone is interested in the tool please PM me with your name to get on the list.
This is made to be an FN style tool for the purpose of wanting that specific style work tool, this will be a more spendy item than let's say a spanner style wrench that I have seen posed on there. The project is being done because the tool is extremely rare and it would be a great piece to go with your rifles that is also very functional as well as a cool talking piece.
Attached below is my rendering of the tool as well as a CAD image and the old photo ref of the FN tool.
The new tool with talking about how it will be made with my gunsmith as being stainless steel and polished. Otherwise, it will be a steel and Nitre Blued. If you are looking for a particular finish let me know asap. Unfortunately, Rust Bluing will not be an option as my gunsmith just doesn't have the time to do this method. Turnbull might be a path though?
The shaft that goes into the barrel to support the tool from rocking as you twist it will have a dowel that will spin freely as you turn so that the rifling and or barrel will not be marked up or damaged in any way. (reference a barrel remer tool)

Spread the word and enjoy and look forward to new names to the list.
Looking to get these made 2023 sometime.

Re: New FN Style Barrel Tool

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2024 4:41 pm
by J2M8-1909
Are these available for purchase?

Re: New FN Style Barrel Tool

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2024 3:15 pm
by 1913Model8
Hi J2m8-1909, I am currently working on this project still. Mostly getting the cost down. I will be posting a new post on a prototype that is finally made in metal. The body isn't exact to my drawing but it does work really well as originally intended by the FN tool. I can put you down on the list if you want?

Re: New FN Style Barrel Tool

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2024 3:34 pm
by 1913Model8
Hi Guys, Update here I know it has been a while since any info or activity on this project. I did get some help from a great guy with a little knowledge in turning. He made this prototype roughly. In short, the tool works perfectly! The guide in the barrel is an absolute must for keeping this together in both disassembly and assembly, probably more importantly assembly. Attached are pictures of the prototype in metals. We will be working together about seeing what he can do to make X amount of them and what materials will cost and also what materials he can actually machine as well. Keep a look out for more to come soon.