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Old 11-15-2019, 10:34 PM
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I recently acquired an Anschulz model 153. It looked almost new, no blueing blemishes or even no dings in the stock. Getting it ready to go shoot and cleaned the bore. After cleaning I took a look at the bore with my bore scope, shocked.

Anyone know where I might find a new barrel. Has about three spots like this in the bore. My confidence level dropped to almost zero that it might shoot decent. Would like to repair it but have not been able to find any listings for a replacement barrel.
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:53 PM
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The barrel doesn't have to look pretty to shoot well.
I would shoot it first before panicking.

Also look at this thread.
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum....php?t=1160025

I thought my barrel was pitted, but it ended up shooting pretty well.

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Old 11-15-2019, 11:38 PM
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Yeah, what he said, I might not be seeing too well, but I don't see anything shocking.

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This might be a time to shoot first and ask questions later.
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Definitely shoot it and see how it does. You might be pleasantly surprised. Borescopes are great and all but sometimes I think we're better off not knowing
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:08 AM
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It appears to be build up, rather than pitting. Have you tried working the barrel with some JB bore paste? I'd give that a go, then have another look inside to see if those spots are removed, or at least diminished. If they're getting smaller, work the JB paste a little more until they're gone.
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Most likely that's an oxide of iron which in this case is a very thin deposit of black/gray which adheres strongly to the metal. It isn't the red/yellow metal eating kind of oxide.

Shooting the gun sending the bullets lubricant mixed with the primers glass frictionator over these deposits should over time remove this "non harmful" oxidation.
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It appears to be build up, rather than pitting. Have you tried working the barrel with some JB bore paste? I'd give that a go, then have another look inside to see if those spots are removed, or at least diminished. If they're getting smaller, work the JB paste a little more until they're gone.
I thought the same after I made my post last night
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Old 11-16-2019, 01:14 PM
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I would definitely try JB Bore Paste. I'd use cotton patches wrapped tightly around a .20 cal. bronze or nylon brush soaked with Kroil and coated with the Bore Paste, and really work it through the bore. It'll likely take a lot of strokes.

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It was a big black spot before cleaning with Kroll and JB Bore Paste (twice). I even did a couple of passes with a stainless steel bore brush. I think it is pitting. I do plan on shooting it as soon as we get some decent weather but my confidence level that it will shoot good is pretty small.
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Old 11-16-2019, 06:18 PM
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Should never use a stainless steel bore brush on anything, regular bronze/brass brushes only, if you are going to brush it.
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Back to my original question, does anyone know where I can get a replacement barrel.
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First, you will need a decent smith to press out your old barrel.
Then I'd guess he would send it to one of the recognized barrel makers to have a profiled replacement made.
If your 153 has the barrel band for the rear sight like mine, expect to pay both in $ and time for the machining involved. I had my receiver threaded for the new barrel - Extra costs also.

Only you can decide if the expense is worth it.


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Old 11-17-2019, 09:47 AM
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Pitting in a barrel is not uncommon especially in a humid climate when the barrel isn't cleaned. Residue from firing that's left in the barrel reacts with the humid air and is corrosive. In many cases it won't hurt but if bad enough it starts to strip lead off the bullet which makes it gyroscopically unbalanced and precision goes to you know what.
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Old 11-17-2019, 05:19 PM
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What HJA8 said is right. You will not find a replacement barrel. You can have a good gunsmith make you one or just shoot it as is. That particular rifle is not easy to rebarrel for the reasons HJA8 said. I have an Anschutz hornet with a horrible looking bore but I just shoot it. Gorgeous gun. The many varmints I have killed with it never noticed that barrel was not good.
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