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Posted: 10/11/2004 7:27:08 PM EDT
Maybe is just my ordnance background and I just think that a hammer will do. Could I just use a plastic mallet to drive the trunion onto the barrel?
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:22:20 AM EDT
I asked this question a few days ago and one of the replies was to do that. I think it's called a "dead-blow hammer" and they sell at Home depot for $10-15. I think I'm going to try the bar-clamp method myself, which is to get a strong 36" bar clamp and tighten it with the barrel and trunion pressing together. Either way I think we may have problems with headspace if we go too far. How would we back it up?
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 9:13:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By farscrape:
I asked this question a few days ago and one of the replies was to do that. I think it's called a "dead-blow hammer" and they sell at Home depot for $10-15. I think I'm going to try the bar-clamp method myself, which is to get a strong 36" bar clamp and tighten it with the barrel and trunion pressing together. Either way I think we may have problems with headspace if we go too far. How would we back it up?



That was me who said you could use a dead blow hammer. My buddie and i have done four builds this way. As far as driving the barrel to deep into the trunion, go slow with a bit less force when you are getting close. Very simple to do.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 10:48:37 AM EDT
Sportsnut, how do you get the barrel out without a press? If there's an easy way to do that I might use rivets instead of screws on my '74 project.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 4:05:43 PM EDT
For pressless barrel removal options, check out:

-link of knowledge-
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 11:54:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By farscrape:
Sportsnut, how do you get the barrel out without a press? If there's an easy way to do that I might use rivets instead of screws on my '74 project.



We did use a press for trunion removel. We found the dead blow hammer was just an easy way to install the trunions, untill a jig was made for removal.
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 8:33:46 PM EDT
has any1 tried freezing the barrel and heating the front block ?
i havnt tryed but here in the next day or so im gonna
i think i can get .004 dont know tho
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 2:28:07 PM EDT
i heard somebody else mention that method!!!


and dosen't the barrel pin help with the correct barrel=trunnion placement???
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 6:53:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Nails:
and dosen't the barrel pin help with the correct barrel=trunnion placement???



Sure does!
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