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Posted: 4/14/2008 3:23:35 PM EST
Have a form 1 and an wondering what the best way to cut down my 870 barrel? Its a 12g non-vent rib barrel.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 3:39:42 PM EST
If you're near Houston take it to Vanden Burgs
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 3:43:20 PM EST
Dallas
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 4:53:49 PM EST
The best way is to simply buy a new 14" Remington barrel.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 7:12:20 PM EST
Any competent gunsmith can do it. Even incompetent ones can probably do it. I had a shop do it a few years ago for $40 which included relocating the bead. I am sure ADCOfirearms would do it as they already cut rifle barrels. It definitely isn't out of their capacity to do it.

I will soon do a Form 1 on my Remington 870 as well. I am tempted to cut & crown the barrel myself. Brownells sell that crowning tool. I figure I can hacksaw off the barrel and file to square it up. Then use the crowning tool to finish the barrel. Some cold blue and I am good to go. I already have a clamp on ghost ring front sight, so I don't need to remount a bead.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 8:01:03 PM EST
I used a bandsaw, a file, and some cold blue. Bead....I don't need no stinkin' bead.

Link Posted: 4/16/2008 5:03:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By machinisttx:
The best way is to simply buy a new 14" Remington barrel.


Would love to get if it didn't cost so much to begin with.
And am looking to go about 12.5" not 14".
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 4:23:51 AM EST
Cut with a dremel, squared with a belt sander, finished by hand. Cold blued, and then sprayed.

Link Posted: 4/17/2008 6:11:06 AM EST
That's pretty sharp, I haven't seen a vent rib done like that.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 12:40:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By ziarifleman:
That's pretty sharp, I haven't seen a vent rib done like that.


Neither had I, and since I have a penchant for unique flairs on my project guns...

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