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Old 10-07-2007, 09:11 PM
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I think any good gunsmith could re-barrel the BB.
I tried to take my barrel out one day with a machinist
Friend of mine. And we found that the barrel is a slip
fit. But here is where I decided not to go any further
the barrel is glued in & the barrel would have to be
heated up. So I pulled the plug on the project.
Because I didn't know how the phosphate finish would
hold up to the heat. Bluing can handle a lot of heat & be OK.
So I was not prepared to re-blue the receiver also.
If you re-barrel it, its a given the new barrel will be blued unless its SS.
I would think the BB would be OK with the .17 HMR.
I think EAA was going to have some BB's offered in .17 HMR or .17 Mach 2
before they lost there importing rights for Izhmash firearms.
Mine is a .22LR & was going to install an GM 10/22 bull barrel.
I get some wild idea's some times also.


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