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Old 01-05-2020, 05:21 PM
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I have a 107 tournament with the 6.5 in barrel and it shoots as good as any that I have, but I would like the have a 5.5 in bull barrel for it. It is a pistol that has been treated rough but shot very little I think. It is my four wheeling pistol. Question, where can I find one and what are the worth.
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:13 PM
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I've seen barrels on gunbroker.com and on eBay. I'm sure you'll find them listed on other firearms selling sites as well. Someone else here will chime in before too long, I'm sure!
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:46 PM
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I bought one at gun show 1968 model didn’t show hardly any signs that it had been shot much but I still put new driving spring in it if you google that there is a gun parts place that has 5.5 barrels I think they where around $170.00 ! I really like the tournament 107 I bought good shooters and the barrels are 6 3/4 inch on them i believe
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:50 PM
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I also have 104 citation 1967 with 5.5 barrel it will fit on 107 tournament at least ones I have do
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Old 01-06-2020, 06:20 AM
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If the "gun parts place" is Numrich/GunPartsCorp.com then be careful. They are known to sell counterfeit barrels marked Hi Std. I suggest holding out for the real thing. You'll have to figure out how to verify that any barrel is the real thing. For a while Volquartsen was selling Hi Std barrels. You might try them as their barrel for any gun are stellar performers.

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Old 01-06-2020, 07:01 AM
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Thanks everyone, I will try these sites, and keep eyes out for one locally. My tournament is not as nice as the ones shown, but it is a good shooter.
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:53 PM
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If you can find a Texas High Standard barrel, they are about as good as it gets. A number of years back I tested some barrels at 50 yards and did a chart of the results (below). The ones reviewed included 2 Volquartsens. They did good but the Texas barrels were best. This was no fluke because after this test we got another Texas gun and it was maybe better than anything tested that day. Alan may be able to fix you up with one but I don't know if they can still be had. Hope this helps.

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Old 01-07-2020, 02:15 PM
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I put 5.5 barrel on my tournament and I don’t like it as well as 6 3/4 barrel for me 5.5 works best on slant grip 104
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Old 01-07-2020, 02:24 PM
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And LD is right you want to make sure barrels and magazines are high standard and not reproduction
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Old 01-07-2020, 02:25 PM
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Ones with Hamden on them is what I would want
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Old 01-07-2020, 04:49 PM
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I got to thinking how well this barrel shoots and how it balances and wondered why that I would mess with that. I thought that the bull barrel would look better, but I am not as hot on getting the bull barrel as I was. If I run into a good original barrel at a fair price I would buy it.
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Old 01-08-2020, 06:22 AM
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As point out, the Hi Std of Houston Texas barrels are a match to the Connecticut barrels (see chart!). While the TX Hi Std company is bankrupt, Alan Aronstein, the former production manager and brains behind the products, has his own company producing (with a company made up of his old Houston Hi Std gunsmiths) most all the parts for these guns. He may even have new barrels made up to the same accuracy standards of the Connecticut company. Contact him at interarmstx.com.

I would certainly not limit my barrel search to Hamden Hi Std barrels but would most certainly exclude any barres from Numrich (gunparts.com). You might win with them or you may get a counterfeit or a less that perfect barrel, based on years of my past experiences with these people. Just my opinion and yours may vary.

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Old 01-08-2020, 06:59 AM
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Point well taken..
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:30 AM
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Over forty years of shooting HSs I have swapped out E. Hartford barrels and Hamden receivers many times and never experienced any loss of accuracy and honestly hardly any shift in POA. I recall one year a bunch of us spent three weekends with my Ransom Rest and a box of inserts and tested every rimfire pistol we could grab and saw absolutely no difference in accuracy between the Hamden and E. Hartford ( up to the ML series ) barrels. The primary reason I competed with my 102s was grip angle not barrels

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Old 01-08-2020, 02:15 PM
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A 5.5" Victor E Hartford barrel I tested on the Ransom at 50yds was the best over several Hamden barrels. Keep in mind age and previous treatment is a factor.
A Houston 10X bull barrel from Alan back then is very good as well.
Alan's current X-Series barrels look good too. One I have Ransomed under 3/4". And another I have not Ransomed, but bagged, it looks to have potential.
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