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Source for new made Metford rifled barrels (Read 1391 times)
04/27/11 at 12:48pm

Broadarrow   Offline
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Hi All,

Does anyone know if there is a source for new made rifle barrels with genuine Metford rifling, I am following this up for another shooter here in Australia who is looking to build a match rifle,

Regards, PB
 

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Reply #1 - 04/30/11 at 4:23pm

belgmart   Offline
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If you're looking for Metford segmental rifling, I' don't know of anyone making this type of rifling.  There used to be Ron Snover, but I believe he retired and doesn't make any barrels anymore.
 

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Reply #2 - 04/30/11 at 8:59pm

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What is your contacts perception of "genuine Metford rifling"?  I think that most commonly used on muzzle loading match rifles was the square cut rifling, with the segmental rifling primarily used on military breech loaders initially.

David
 

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Reply #3 - 05/03/11 at 12:58am

Mike Piferf   Offline
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PB, I along with David are not sure what you mean by "genuine Metford Rifling" However, Martin Tebbs in the UK does offer Metford Rifling, his quality is top notch.

Mike Pifer
 

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Reply #4 - 05/03/11 at 9:12am

Broadarrow   Offline
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Hi Mike & David

Martin Tebbs, that was the name I was trying to think of, I have his email address and wasn't sure if he was the man I was looking for. Thanks fella's, I will give him a try the gentleman who has me running around does part time work for the Lithgow S.A.F. Museum and is hoping to do a project, fingers crossed !!

Regards, PB
 

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