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Old 01-10-2021, 02:48 AM
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10/22 barrel chamber face dings- best fix?



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Hello All,

I have a 10/22 barrel that I got off ebay a long time ago and think I need to get it repaired.

The face of the chamber has a few dings in it, of which one [or two?] are around where the firing pin would strike.

It looks like someone something to hammer the barrel out of a receiver. I need to fix this, as it is a barrel for a Kingston 22 Garand, and they are hard to come by. Because it is for the Garand, I want to try to avoid shortening the barrel at all, as that would require shortening the handguard and stock, and the rod under the barrel.


I can think of three scenarios to fix it. Please identify which method you would recommend, and then share any advice, as well as recommendations of whom to entrust with this.
  • [1]The first would be to just resurface the chamber face/mouth down to remove the dings, which would probably remove about 1/8" of metal. This would result in the bolt sitting that much farther forward, and I am not sure if the 10/22 design can run smoothly with the bolt that far forward. would the hammer over-rotate, resulting in weaker ignition strikes and more resistance on recoil/cocking?

    [2]The second would be to have the barrel welded up in those dings and then have the face resurfaced to flush at the original length. This seems ideal to me, but I don't know who to contact for this work, as I am in California.

    [3]The third would be to have someone cut down the chamber face the 1/8-1/4", and then move the shoulder back the same amount for proper barrel to bolt fit. The problem with this is the impact on the overall barrel length and how this affects all of the stock parts.

Thanks for any insights you can share to help me get this resolved this year.
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:09 AM
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if dings are not protruding into chamber i would clean surface with fine stone , do not remove material , + use it -
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If the chamber is compromised then this https://www.tandemkross.com/ChamberM...erIroningSwage
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:43 AM
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If the chamber is compromised then this https://www.tandemkross.com/ChamberM...erIroningSwage
a tapered punch does a more professional job at lesser or no cost - the chamber ironing tools twist any protruding metal into surface where it never existed prior to the indentation - numerous informative post on this in forum archives here -
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a tapered punch does a more professional job at lesser or no cost - the chamber ironing tools twist any protruding metal into surface where it never existed prior to the indentation - numerous informative post on this in forum archives here -
Thats good to know. Thanks.
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Old 01-10-2021, 05:15 PM
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some links

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https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum....php?t=1036154
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Are you able to post a pic?
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Thanks All!

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Are you able to post a pic?
By this coming weekend I will. I am not in a rush. I want it done right the first time.

Thanks for the tips all!
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I think you should look into a NEW barrel at least if not a custom aftermarket barrel set up by a gunsmith who knows what he is doing
IMHO by the time you rehab this you will be well on your way to a nice barrel
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I think you should look into a NEW barrel at least if not a custom aftermarket barrel set up by a gunsmith who knows what he is doing
IMHO by the time you rehab this you will be well on your way to a nice barrel
JMHO

minor dings will cost nothing to repair + most times will allow rifle to function perfectly without repair - until pictures of dings are posted i see no justification at all for a barrel replacement ! -
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I think you should look into a NEW barrel at least if not a custom aftermarket barrel set up by a gunsmith who knows what he is doing
IMHO by the time you rehab this you will be well on your way to a nice barrel
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minor dings will cost nothing to repair + most times will allow rifle to function perfectly without repair - until pictures of dings are posted i see no justification at all for a barrel replacement ! -
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Until we were to see a picture of these dings or gouges everything is pure speculation. Many times people think the barrel face has dings in it when in fact it is normal wear and tear on a relatively inexpensive semi-auto firearm. My Ruger MKIV is the perfect example of this. Anyway, pictures are mandatory in this instance.

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JMHO

minor dings will cost nothing to repair + most times will allow rifle to function perfectly without repair - until pictures of dings are posted i see no justification at all for a barrel replacement ! -
Plus 2. We need to see the damage before offering advise.
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I agree pictures are needed
But if the damage is as described by the op the cost to have a Smith repair it will be much more than a new barrel
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most all 10/22 replacements do not require a smith to replace them - simple DIY procedure -
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