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Unread 07-24-2021, 11:17 AM   #1
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Default Sleeve my O Frame Hammer 16

My 16 G Hammer gun is a favorite shot it often with either RST 2 1/2 or reloaded low pressure. Recently had the barrels inspected carefully. Now think it’s not safe to shoot . Some pits that are worse than I thought.

Like to have it sleeved, probably have to go 20G. Will end up way too much in the gun but like it and willing to pay.

Any barrel shop recommendations ?

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Unread 07-24-2021, 11:30 AM   #2
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My 16 G Hammer gun is a favorite shot it often with either RST 2 1/2 or reloaded low pressure. Recently had the barrels inspected carefully. Now think it’s not safe to shoot . Some pits that are worse than I thought.

Like to have it sleeved, probably have to go 20G. Will end up way too much in the gun but like it and willing to pay.

Any barrel shop recommendations ?

Willam
Would smaller gauge Briley tubes work for your shooting? You’d keep the original barrels that way.
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Your options are limited for actual sleeving. Merrington maybe and Aaron Little. Getting tubes is more of an issue these days.

Briley tubes would really be your best option. It will be cheaper and the outside of the barrels will still be original in appearance. And you would be 20g either way.


I understand your concern, but if you have been shooting the gun all along and have had no issue, why not just continue to do so?
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I understand your concern, but if you have been shooting the gun all along and have had no issue, why not just continue to do so?

I completely agree.





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Couple of things, have used Kurt before simple jobs & have been pleased, owned a Briley tubed gun too worked fine.

On the condition, one respected opinion the barrels are fine another recent opinion they aren’t. 3rd opinion may be either way. My grandson is doing well shooting clays with modern guns has taken to SxS lately. Mostly my GH 12 some with one of my Trojan 20s he wants to try a hammer gun. Different equation when the gun is going to be used by someone else.

Briley likely the best choice less expense no permanent alterations totaly safe. Thanks guys your comments worth consideration

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I am getting Briley short tubes as we speak. Brian makes good points
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I dont think you can go from 16 to 20 with Briley tubes, you have to go to 28 ga--thats what they told me a year or so ago. Hope I'm wrong--I'd prefer 20 myself.
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Harold is right. I am going from 16 to 28 and they told me 20 was not an option with 16. I prefer 28 anyway.
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I was wondering that myself. That is good to know.
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Just as a question but.... What ever happened to Teauge (sp) in England reaming old Damascus barrels an inserting a full length steel liner of the same gauge.... I have seen one such gun and you had to look hard to see the liner....

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