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Old 07-07-2011, 07:53 PM
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1875 Remington Outlaw repair question


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My question is for the gun smiths and collectors out there. I have a 1875 Remington OutLaw that's about 95% original. ( less a base pin & ejector rod) The bad part about this is at the base of the barrel ( where the frame meets the barrel ) there is a inch plus crack running parallel with the barrels underside above the ejector support. The barrel does not appear to be bulging it's just that crack. So the question is, do I let a experienced gun smith attempt to unscrew that "cracked barrel" from its frame and tig weld the crack which could restore the gun to a serviceable condition? Or leave it as is and not risk destroying the "E Remington & Son's ILION NY USA" stamped on this barrel?

What to do, what to do?
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:26 AM
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No responsible gunsmith will do what you are suggesting. If you want to shoot it, replacing the barrel would be the only safe alternative. If you want a shooter, your best bet would be to buy a modern reproduction. Uberti makes a nice one.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:25 AM
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No responsible gunsmith will do what you are suggesting. If you want to shoot it, replacing the barrel would be the only safe alternative. If you want a shooter, your best bet would be to buy a modern reproduction. Uberti makes a nice one.

I agree with the above post. I wouldn't want to own or fire a gun with a cracked barrel repaired by welding. In my opinion, doing anything to it would reduce it's value.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:51 AM
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Hang it on the wall or find someone who values it more than you do.... sometimes a collector will just 'have' to own this-that-or-the-other variant of gun. You'll both be happy that way.

There are lots of good black powder repro guns to choose from. Whatever suits your fancy... find a modern one if you want to shoot that type of gun.
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