Is this Fixable ?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Leadpot, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Leadpot

    Leadpot Active Member

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    Have had this .221 Fireball barrel for quite sometime now. The only thing I know about this barrel that isn't right is the 2 missing barrel screw tie downs on it. I don't know what else to call them, but they are gone. They barely have a head but can't tell if they are screwed in or are wedged in. Looks like screw in as far as I can tell. Who ever had this barrel just gave up on taking the other 2 out. The rest seems to be fine. Is it fixable or not worth the trouble it might pose ?

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  2. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

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    I'm no expert, but couldn't you just grind them flush and free float the barrel? Or just bolt the last two? Like I said I'm no expert I'm just kinda curious myself.
     
  3. Leadpot

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    LOL... I'm no expert neither Big Country. I guess thats why they got rid of it . I don't know if anyone would want to build another gun using this barrel and going thru this mess. Most all .221's were dis-carded and i got what was left of a project build.
     
  4. Big country

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    But is it feasible to grind the studs off and just free float the barrel? I would think it would work. I don't think I've ever even seen any barrels like that now I'm curious. LOL
     
  5. Leadpot

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    Yes sir Big Country, I guess I could get a Dremmel tool and grind off the excess off smooth. It also had a plastic insert that matched the contour of the barrel and the screw tie downs . Like I said , I don't know how it fit on original gun or what its purpose was . Here are some pics . Maybe you can figure something. I have no idea . LOL. I've seen pics of these on the internet before in .221 FB. and it was a plastic looking stock .

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  6. res1b3uq

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    the Remington XP100 was the original .221 Fireball.(I think)
     
  7. Army 1911

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    I am probably wrong but weren't those used for the vent rib? Check with Simmons in Olathe, Kansas. They pretty much invented the vent rib and used to and maybe still do most of the installations on remmingtons.
     
  8. Leadpot

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    Thanks Army 1911, I have e-mailed them a few pics of this barrel and rib and hope to hear from them sometime soon. Whoever the original owner was of this barrel must have wanted to take off the barrel nuts. Too me they didn't look like they were dove tailed in. Anyways, maybe Simmons can shine a little light on this for me. LOL... might turn out to be a waste of time with this barrel.
     

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