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Unread 03-21-2014, 08:45 AM   #1
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It would be a very nice feature here on the forum to have a thread we can go to where we can compare "typical" finishes on barrels that have been refinished by the various names we have come to know performing this service today.

Names like Dale Edmonds, Brad Bachelder, Keith Kearcher, Doug Turnbull come to mind and I know there are a few others. Please post a picture of your barrels here and please identify who did the work on them.

Thanks for contributing to our knowledge base as this may help those who want their barrels refinished to decide where to send them.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 09:21 AM   #2
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Here is a set of Bernard Steel barrels refinished for me by Dale Edmonds about seven years ago.


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Unread 03-21-2014, 02:04 PM   #3
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Before and after pictures of a 12ga Herringbone Laminated barrels on a C lifter done by Brad Bachelder.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 05:48 PM   #5
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Robin: we discussed that barrel back in 2011, and it is not English Laminated Steel, but a very high grade Herringbone or Manufacture Extra. Lots of examples here
http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/23997270

Remington called a similar pattern ‘Legia P.’




BTW: several 'before & afters', and refinished barrels are here
http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/17227428
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Two sets of 16ga barrels from Dale Edmonds.
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Yes Drew, I remember that conversation. It was I who identified that set of barrels as English Laminated. Incidentally, the rib inscription identifies the barrels as Laminated Steel. It would be really nice to know where Parker Bros. sourced these barrels.

I have examined other Parker Bros. hammer guns with this particular design/pattern of Laminated Steel barrels and I haven't seen them on a gun lower than a Grade 4.

The Laminated Steel barrels that defined the Grade 1 T/A hammer guns were of an entirely different design/pattern.
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Unread 03-22-2014, 10:12 AM   #8
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It is my opinion that some Lifter barrels were sourced in England, but with the transition to top lever hammer guns the source was Belgium. And King was very likely discussing both pattern welded and fluid steel barrels in 1912.
More here
http://docs.google.com/a/damascuskno...YvzD18i3c/edit

Report on Duties on Metals and Manufactures of Metals
By United States Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance, 1912
Testimony regarding the Payne-Aldrich and Dingley Tariff Bills
http://books.google.com/books?id=QDkvAAAAMAAJ
http://books.google.com/books?id=QDk...AJ&pg=PA879&dq
THE TESTIMONY OF W.A. KING REPRESENTING PARKER GUN CO.
Mr. King: I can speak only for our own company in so far as wages go. For instance, on the question of barrels, Mr. Hunter informed your committee that some years ago some of the manufacturers of this country attempted to make barrels. We made some barrels: we built an addition to the factory, put in some up-to-date machinery, and brought some men from Belgium to show our blacksmiths how to do it. We had to pay our blacksmiths not less than 32 cents an hour, up to 40 cents, and we gave it up, because the highest wages paid the Belgian blacksmiths for exactly the same grade of barrel are 11 cents per hour. That is what is paid to the highest-priced man employed.
Senator Smoot: In Belgium?
Mr. King: In Belgium: yes, sir. That is where all of our barrels are imported from, with the exception of our very high-grade Whipple (probably a typo for Whitworth) steel barrels.
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Refinished Grade 2 Lifter barrels by Dale Edmonds.

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Refinished by Brad Bachelder
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