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Rifle Re-Barrelling

  • 08-03-2021 9:42am
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    Registered Users Posts: 47 Chucks17hmr


    Hi everyone,

    Have a tikka tactical, looking to rebarrel it,

    What gunsmith would ye recommend?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭ alanmc


    I had a rebarrel done in Dom's Custom Rifles in Wexford. He did a 6.5 Crerdmoor barrel for my Unique Alpine. Excellent work. He was showing me the Proof Research carbon wrapped barrels last time I was down. Pricy things, but they look amazing.

    Beyond that I don't have any experience with other gunsmiths for rebarrelling.


  • Registered Users Posts: 47 Chucks17hmr


    alanmc wrote: »
    I had a rebarrel done in Dom's Custom Rifles in Wexford. He did a 6.5 Crerdmoor barrel for my Unique Alpine. Excellent work. He was showing me the Proof Research carbon wrapped barrels last time I was down. Pricy things, but they look amazing.

    Beyond that I don't have any experience with other gunsmiths for rebarrelling.

    Thanks for the info Alanmc


  • Registered Users Posts: 436 ✭✭ JP22


    Check out the following link.

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=544694&d=1614085038

    EDIT - Oopps, posted in wrong thread.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,332 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    Fabian Connolly up in Letrim is another good man for that work.

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    Fabian Connolly up in Letrim is another good man for that work.

    And you couldn't meet a nicer bloke, who's mad into all things gun.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,005 ✭✭✭ Zxthinger


    Very good article


  • Registered Users Posts: 698 ✭✭✭ Uinseann_16


    Be careful who you go with , Fabian Connolly would be my reccomendation
    Dom seems to have mostly good reviews
    I've had a rifle I bought second hand which was rebarreled by a butcher down southern direction... That I had to then get cut and rechambered because of the absolute horror job that was done on it previously I've seen better threading in a junior cert metalwork class:pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,332 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    I've had a rifle I bought second hand which was rebarreled by a butcher down southern direction... That I had to then get cut and rechambered because of the absolute horror job that was done on it previously I've seen better threading in a junior cert metalwork class:pac:

    ^ THIS^ above is why the trade of gunsmith should be a regulated apprenticeship guild trade here and separate from being a gun dealer.
    They are as different as being a motor mechanic and a car salesman.

    But I suppose,like most things firearms related,it will take a serious accident or tragedy before heavy-handed and irrevelant Govt regulation is applied to regulate this.:rolleyes:

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Registered Users Posts: 698 ✭✭✭ Uinseann_16


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    ^ THIS^ above is why the trade of gunsmith should be a regulated apprenticeship guild trade here and separate from being a gun dealer.
    They are as different as being a motor mechanic and a car salesman.

    But I suppose,like most things firearms related,it will take a serious accident or tragedy before heavy-handed and irrevelant Govt regulation is applied to regulate this.:rolleyes:

    I was in awe how someone would let such a shoddy job out , I had 55,000 psi next to my face with a hatchet job :(
    Luckily the issue was rectified before I had a pipe bomb for a rifle


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    I was in awe how someone would let such a shoddy job out , I had 55,000 psi next to my face with a hatchet job :(
    Luckily the issue was rectified before I had a pipe bomb for a rifle

    You forget the Irish Motto "Ah shure, it'll be grand".


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  • Registered Users Posts: 698 ✭✭✭ Uinseann_16


    Not one to be a claim over little things , but if that rifle blew up that man who did the original job wouldn't be left with a red rotten cent in a civil suit , he was fairly popular a few years ago so it makes me wonder how many ticking time bombs are out there :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ tudderone


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    ^ THIS^ above is why the trade of gunsmith should be a regulated apprenticeship guild trade here and separate from being a gun dealer.
    They are as different as being a motor mechanic and a car salesman.

    But I suppose,like most things firearms related,it will take a serious accident or tragedy before heavy-handed and irrevelant Govt regulation is applied to regulate this.:rolleyes:

    There is just not enough trade i would imagine for a gunsmith to go off and train abroad, come back and set up shop. Anyone i know in Ireland who works on guns does it as a sideline to another trade or job.

    Asking the government to regulate the trade of gunsmith is like handing a monkey a machine gun, it doesn't end well for anyone.

    Pity as there were literally dozens of world class gunmakers and smiths across Ireland once upon a time.

    https://ramrodantiques.blogspot.com


  • Registered Users Posts: 850 ✭✭✭ zeissman


    I sent mine over to the UK to be rebarreled
    No more expensive than having it done here and its proofed as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,182 ✭✭✭ Feisar


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    ^ THIS^ above is why the trade of gunsmith should be a regulated apprenticeship guild trade here and separate from being a gun dealer.
    They are as different as being a motor mechanic and a car salesman.

    But I suppose,like most things firearms related,it will take a serious accident or tragedy before heavy-handed and irrevelant Govt regulation is applied to regulate this.:rolleyes:

    Funny, I rocked up to the guild looking for the start but the shop was shut :pac:

    Same as other similar issues, we haven't got the critical mass for such luxuries.

    Edit - not disagreeing with you, it's not a job for anyone "handy" with a lathe.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,332 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    tudderone wrote: »
    Th
    ere is just not enough trade i would imagine for a gunsmith to go off and train abroad, come back and set up shop. Anyone i know in Ireland who works on guns does it as a sideline to another trade or job.

    I do believe we have one lad here on boards shooting that is and has almost completed his German apprenticeship in Germany on being a gunmaker from Ireland...In fact, it was so unique the Irl Times did an article on him as well.

    So, yeah would I use someone like that compared to "J Fuksticks& Sons cattle handling equipment engineers and gunsmiths?"
    Asking the government to regulate the trade of gunsmith is like handing a monkey a machine gun, it doesn't end well for anyone.

    Making my point... It will take something bad to happen, and then we will have the Govt tramping all over it in their big boots making it worse for those who come or want to come next. When we could sort or self regulate ourselves.

    Pity as there were literally dozens of world class gunmakers and smiths across Ireland once upon a time.

    Yup, but politics and societies decided otherwise.

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



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