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Posted: 8/3/2022 1:06:56 AM EST
Who does a good job with a top quality barrel in a rational amount of time?
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Link Posted: 8/3/2022 7:08:12 AM EST
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Quality, price, time - pick 2


Link Posted: 8/3/2022 8:18:36 AM EST
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Garand? Finding a barrel will be the hard thing right now IMO. I would try Orion 7, they list a package at $600 that might fit your needs

https://www.m1garand.com/shop-services/

I've never used them myself.

I have used Fulton Armory to rebarrel M1 Carbines and been very happy, but they are severely backlogged right now. Looks like 5 months there for Garands.

https://www.fulton-armory.com/M1-Garand-Services.aspx

Looks like they have barrels in stock and looking like $500ish with return shipping

If you can find a local smith who could do it that might be faster.
Link Posted: 8/3/2022 9:13:15 AM EST
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Link Posted: 8/3/2022 2:08:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Trollslayer:
Who does a good job with a top quality barrel in a rational amount of time?
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Depends on how close you are to me lol..
Link Posted: 8/5/2022 11:37:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: Trollslayer] [#5]
I don't really understand why, but I have a tremendous reluctance to ship my rifle off to a company for six months or a year awaiting a rebarreling.

If I bought & rented the tools, it might cost more but it would get done right away.
Link Posted: 8/5/2022 5:17:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Trollslayer:
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It's too bad, we're in different countries. We could get your rifle barreled in less than 2 weeks.
Link Posted: 8/5/2022 7:45:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Trollslayer:
I don't really understand why, but I have a tremendous reluctance to ship my rifle off to a company for six months or a year awaiting a rebarreling.

If I bought & rented the tools, it might cost more but it would get done right away.
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Why isn’t the correct answer to send your M1 to Tim @ Shuff’s Parkerizing for a quick turn-around?

He built my .308 Mini-G and had it back to me in 90-days.

A simple re-barreling job, assuming you also send him a new barrel to install with the rifle, could be done in 30-days. That includes finish-reaming and cleaning up the chamber, if it needs it.  

Now that’s just for the re-barreling work … If Tim’s got to chase down a new barrel for you, and none are source-able due to backlogs, lack of inventory, and/or supply-chain issues, then you’ll have to wait for as long as it takes for him (or you) to find one. But that’s not on him. He’s not a barrel-maker.

Shuff’s Parkerizing: 517-896-0523.

You can thank me later.
Link Posted: 8/5/2022 9:41:14 PM EST
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Try reaching out to John Thomas at retro arms works. He does museum quality work at reasonable prices with a quick turnaround time.
Link Posted: 8/6/2022 10:53:14 AM EST
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Where are you located?
Link Posted: 8/6/2022 11:07:45 AM EST
[#10]
Another vote for Tim Shufflin-- the BM59 Master
Link Posted: 8/7/2022 12:50:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Nick_Adams:

… If Tim’s got to chase down a new barrel for you, and none are source-able due to backlogs, lack of inventory, and/or supply-chain issues, then you’ll have to wait for as long as it takes for him (or you) to find one. But that’s not on him. He’s not a barrel-maker.
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Lots of good pointers, guys.  Thanks for the help.


Are M1 barrels in short supply?  Who has them for sale?  From their web site info, I could not tell if Krieger had them available or not.
Link Posted: 8/7/2022 12:55:11 PM EST
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What are you looking for?

I have some new criterion 308s in stock. And some lightly used USGI 30-06 ones.
Link Posted: 8/15/2022 11:47:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Trollslayer:



Lots of good pointers, guys.  Thanks for the help.


Are M1 barrels in short supply?  Who has them for sale?  From their web site info, I could not tell if Krieger had them available or not.
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I just bought a new 3006 criterion barrel on Ebay a few weeks ago $315 shipped. That was the only place I could find them. My Springfield is essentially a musket at this point it will swallow a 30cal bullet at the muzzle.
Link Posted: 8/16/2022 8:26:47 AM EST
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I just bought a new 3006 criterion barrel on Ebay a few weeks ago $315 shipped. That was the only place I could find them. My Springfield is essentially a musket at this point it will swallow a 30cal bullet at the muzzle.
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Originally Posted By Trollslayer:



Lots of good pointers, guys.  Thanks for the help.


Are M1 barrels in short supply?  Who has them for sale?  From their web site info, I could not tell if Krieger had them available or not.

I just bought a new 3006 criterion barrel on Ebay a few weeks ago $315 shipped. That was the only place I could find them. My Springfield is essentially a musket at this point it will swallow a 30cal bullet at the muzzle.

Great snag!  -  even at $315. Criterion M1 barrels are inherently very accurate. All they need is to be installed competently by someone who’s experienced and thus knows what they’re doing. Why I recommended Tim @ Shuff’s Parkerizing, but there are other M1-knowledgeable ‘smiths out there who could do it too.

If the OP has access to any current copies of the GCA Journal, the Classifieds in the back under “Services” frequently have ads by ‘smiths who can do barrel work.
Link Posted: 8/16/2022 2:47:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: tsg68] [#15]
Orion 7 does good, fast work. Email em for a quote.
Link Posted: 8/16/2022 9:32:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Nick_Adams:

Great snag!  -  even at $315. Criterion M1 barrels are inherently very accurate. All they need is to be installed competently by someone who’s experienced and thus knows what they’re doing. Why I recommended Tim @ Shuff’s Parkerizing, but there are other M1-knowledgeable ‘smiths out there who could do it too.

If the OP has access to any current copies of the GCA Journal, the Classifieds in the back under “Services” frequently have ads by ‘smiths who can do barrel work.
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Originally Posted By RockRash:
Originally Posted By Trollslayer:



Lots of good pointers, guys.  Thanks for the help.


Are M1 barrels in short supply?  Who has them for sale?  From their web site info, I could not tell if Krieger had them available or not.

I just bought a new 3006 criterion barrel on Ebay a few weeks ago $315 shipped. That was the only place I could find them. My Springfield is essentially a musket at this point it will swallow a 30cal bullet at the muzzle.

Great snag!  -  even at $315. Criterion M1 barrels are inherently very accurate. All they need is to be installed competently by someone who’s experienced and thus knows what they’re doing. Why I recommended Tim @ Shuff’s Parkerizing, but there are other M1-knowledgeable ‘smiths out there who could do it too.

If the OP has access to any current copies of the GCA Journal, the Classifieds in the back under “Services” frequently have ads by ‘smiths who can do barrel work.

Ya I plan to send it off to Tim. The rifle is a blue sky and is in desperate need of a complete refinish. I saw on his website he was limited/ out of barrels that's why I went ahead and purchased the one I did.
Link Posted: 8/18/2022 8:27:28 PM EST
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https://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/custom-gunsmithing/

Not sure about the wait time.
Link Posted: 8/18/2022 8:57:04 PM EST
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I had my Fulton M14 receiver barreled at Accuracy Speaks in Mesa, AZ. At least one of the guys used to be a High Power shooter, and they did a brilliant job on mine.
Link Posted: 9/14/2022 10:22:22 AM EST
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Adco did mine. Great job, with a 1-day turnaround a few years ago.
Link Posted: 9/15/2022 1:18:15 PM EST
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If you provide the barrel Orion 7 did it in 8 days.
Link Posted: 9/15/2022 6:29:09 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tsg68:
If you provide the barrel Orion 7 did it in 8 days.
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I usually do it in 2 days depending on how much I have backed up.
Link Posted: 9/18/2022 12:26:19 PM EST
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I usually do it in 2 days depending on how much I have backed up.
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That was from shipping to them and back USPS and UPS back.  Price included shipping too.
Link Posted: 9/18/2022 12:50:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Jeremy2171:
I usually do it in 2 days depending on how much I have backed up.
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Originally Posted By tsg68:
If you provide the barrel Orion 7 did it in 8 days.
I usually do it in 2 days depending on how much I have backed up.
I can vouch that Jeremy2171 is quick with his turnaround, depending mainly on what needs doing.  Top notch work.
Link Posted: 9/18/2022 3:54:26 PM EST
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I may have to get Jeremy to rebarrel mine. I hesitate to do it, but I have tons of 308 and like 200 'o6. Can't even shoot it much before I run out and last I checked 06 is over a buck a round. I can save the 06 for my o3A3 that I rarely shoot.
Link Posted: 9/18/2022 4:03:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By roninsan:
I may have to get Jeremy to rebarrel mine. I hesitate to do it, but I have tons of 308 and like 200 'o6. Can't even shoot it much before I run out and last I checked 06 is over a buck a round. I can save the 06 for my o3A3 that I rarely shoot.
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Jeremy rechambered one for me already, and I'm about to send him a second, hopefully tomorrow.
Link Posted: 9/18/2022 6:29:53 PM EST
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I'd just like to take advantage of the 308 ammo I have. Considered sending it to Shuff, he's done stuff for me before and very fast turn around, but I'm hesitating on modifying my last M1....
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