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1859 Sharps barrel reline project

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The project has started. Relining an old 1859 Sharps carbine to 50-70

Lots of pictures and easier to read on my website. 

Check it out here:
http://rvbprecision.com/shooting/oops-1859-sharps-barrel-liner.html

Hope you enjoy the ride!

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Very interesting, thanks for posting.

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I'm going back to read his artical on the Marlin 1892 in 32 Colt project.  I've ran onto 1892s at nice prices but the ammo being obsolete and difficult to load, has kept me away from picking one up.  

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I remember being at an auction several years ago and bidding on a Spencer carbine that was converted to 28 gauge. That was a cool gun, too.

 

I was just sitting here the other day wondering when you might post another gun project. I always love seeing some of the quality of workmanship that pards on the Wire have.

 

Looking forward to the rest of the build.

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Got the liner chamber reamed and LocTited into the old barrel!

Read about this part of the adventure here:

www.rvbprecision.com

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With the Starline brass you will be using. I strongly suggest you anneal the case mouths before the first loading.

Good luck,

OLG

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Thanks.....will do! (Anneal)

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Roy, fantastic work!  I have question, how did you attach the core drill bit to the extension?

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Need to work on Proof reading

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The drill bit has a threaded shank. I made two extensions. One 15" and one 30" with the proper thread on the end. You might be able to purchase these extensions from PTG.

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This is very interesting. I wish the photos were bigger.

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