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Old 09-02-2019, 03:27 PM
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i have an old 572 fieldmaster that i picked up pretty cheap. it looks good, very little wear, but thereís not much rifling left. my guess is that someone used a lot of shotshells in it. i was thinking of having the barrel relined. has anybody had this done and how did it work out accuracy wise?


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Old 09-02-2019, 04:38 PM
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I have relined many 22's in the past but would run from a 572. All that I have done have had a flat breech so the liner could be faced off and chambered. The recessed breech on the 572 would require quite a bit of hand work to refit the bolt and extractor grooves. It would be doable but the cost could exceed the cost of a good used barrel.
That being said, the accuracy of my relined barrels has been very good even using the economical liners from Brownells. With premium (expensive) liners, the accuracy can greatly exceed the original factory barrel.
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:47 PM
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I have relined many 22's in the past but would run from a 572. All that I have done have had a flat breech so the liner could be faced off and chambered. The recessed breech on the 572 would require quite a bit of hand work to refit the bolt and extractor grooves. It would be doable but the cost could exceed the cost of a good used barrel.
That being said, the accuracy of my relined barrels has been very good even using the economical liners from Brownells. With premium (expensive) liners, the accuracy can greatly exceed the original factory barrel.


thank you for the response, i just havenít seen many replacements out there and donít know much about liners. this is an old one from the 50ís, i may just keep slinging at close range. itís minute of beer can at least, lol.


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Make sure it isnt just filled with lead.
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Do an aggressive cleaning with a tight fitting brush. I have had several vintage .22's that appeared to have worn rifling but the brush scrubbed out the lead and they had good rifling.
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Do an aggressive cleaning with a tight fitting brush. I have had several vintage .22's that appeared to have worn rifling but the brush scrubbed out the lead and they had good rifling.


iíll give it a try


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Make sure it isnt just filled with lead.
Excellent idea!
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:35 AM
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Do an aggressive cleaning with a tight fitting brush. I have had several vintage .22's that appeared to have worn rifling but the brush scrubbed out the lead and they had good rifling.
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Wrap a few strands of copper chore-boy scrub pad around that brush and it will take much less aggression. I don't know exactly why it works but it does.
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If going for the 'copper' Make Dbl Sure it is actually copper, there are copper plated steel out there that Will Tear Up A Bore. Carefully read the labels and if in doubt use a magnet test.
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iíll try cleaning again, i plugged the bore and soaked with solvent overnight, then ran a bronze brush through it with no effect. i used #9, not sure how effective it is with lead. iíll get some lead remover and try again


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Most 22 rifling isn't too pronounced. It's hard to shoot out a .22 barrel and how soft lead can damage steel is beyond me. Shoot it see how it does before you go overkill

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If it is leaded up we have a number of good threads on what to do, and what does not work very well.
Also, if the barrel is leaded the chamber is likely to have a hard crud-ring.
Imo, Commercial solvents are made so safe they are almost ineffective. Ime ya gotta scrub....sometimes a lot.
Of course, it may be time for me to see what this new millennium has to offer.....

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I highly recommend this product - RB-17 Gel. It dissolves lead quite readily. I have
used it for many years. Good stuff!

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