View Full Version : barrels scratches

07-27-2010, 10:19 PM
ok im guilt of improper cleaning of a barrel, i have a noticeable gouge in one of the groves,any suggestions or is a new barrel the only answer? im

just sick. HELP?

Fred J
07-27-2010, 10:56 PM
Your smith may be able to relap the barrel in hopes that it's not as bad as it appears. Other wise, a new barrel is in order along with the proper rod guide and maybe even a new Denny Phillips Cleaning rod..

07-28-2010, 07:33 AM
Sorry to hear about your barrel, I would be interested in what you use to clean and how you do it that you feel like you have been doing it improperly.


07-28-2010, 08:31 AM
Pinch a bullet out of a cartridge and push it down the bore and then carefully inspect the slug under magnification. It could be cosmetic and not as bad as it looks.

07-28-2010, 10:14 AM
Shoot the gun and see how it works. I've shot many guns with scratches and they shot Great. Good Luck Fred