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Offline Corvus corax

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Making Chamber reamers
« on: June 11, 2011, 11:54:49 AM »
For those of you who are interested in gunsmithing this is a good article.
http://firearmsdesigner.com/?p=353#more-353
Even if you have no interest in firearms, the techniques could be adapted to other types of reamers.

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Re: Making Chamber reamers
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 12:11:44 PM »
Excellent resource...that one went right into my bookmarks. Thanks!!  :thumbup:
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Re: Making Chamber reamers
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2011, 12:29:22 PM »
It occurs to me that since it's sort of firearm related that I possibly should have posted it in the ballistics section.
I'm sorry if I did something wrong and if it's not suitable for this section would one of the mods please move it across.

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Re: Making Chamber reamers
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2011, 02:16:23 PM »
Corvus,

You did nothing wrong. It's easy to fix. Your wish is my command. Moved to the Ballistics section.

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Re: Making Chamber reamers
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2011, 02:47:54 PM »
Great find!  :headbang:

Information seems to be good too, after reading around a bit. The part about chambering is according to good practices and outlines the whole process very nicely!
Also recommended!
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Offline Corvus corax

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Re: Making Chamber reamers
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011, 02:49:14 AM »
Corvus,

You did nothing wrong. It's easy to fix. Your wish is my command. Moved to the Ballistics section.

Bernd

Thanks Boss or should I say Genie  :D

Having chambered quite a few barrels over the years so I can vouch for the info. The floating reamer holder is an excellent idea. I have a commercial version, but the one he describes is more than adequate and a lot more cost efficient.

I have previously made some chamber reamers but they were the half reamer type, where the profile is cut in half and then sharpened, these work well but I always wanted to make a fluted reamer.
For a while now I have had a project idea for a .45-70 and as soon as I find a decent barrel blank I may look at making the reamer like this.