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Take a tubing cutter and scribe a line all the way around barrel . Take a fine
tooth hacksaw and cut lightly around line , keep going around line going deeper
and deeper till you cut it in half [over a 1/2 hr] . Take coarse sandpaper using
your thumb to hold paper on crown and turn barrel back and forth and keep rotating
barrel , and fine paper to finish up . A brass round head screw in a drill to cut
the last angle



The ft sight was easy , mark it before you cut barrel using orginal as a guild or if
you have fixed sights and the orginal shot left . I super glued ft sight on [mark hole]
and test fire my pet loads and clock it around barrel till you get it right . Then drill
and tap it . Ft sight if off 22/32 SS bisley ADJ recut .



 

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Thanks, tn gun runner. Still not sure if I'm going to do it myself or not yet. :|
 

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I forgot to ask, did you remove the barrel before you cut it? I'm assuming you did, but.... If you did, did it come off fairly easy?
 

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Bountyhunter said:
I forgot to ask, did you remove the barrel before you cut it?
NO , IF I would removed the barrel I would taken to a someone
who had a lathe and have it cut and trued up . The barrel are
put in super tight and if you don't have a frame vice you could
ruin the action .
 

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I'll have to look into this when I get home. I'm going to call Ruger today and see if I can get 3.75" barrels installed.

Thanks for the link.
 

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Bountyhunter said:
I'll have to look into this when I get home. I'm going to call Ruger today and see if I can get 3.75" barrels installed.

Thanks for the link.
It's cheaper to buy a gun and sell yours . You will need short ejector housing and the
ejector rod and cylinder pin shorten , plus barrel and labor . I had to make mine there
is no 44-40 sheriff models in Ruger .

 

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May not apply to pistol or rifle barrels, but I think it'd work well on shotgun barrels...had a plumbing install where I had to hide a drainpipe...bought a chrome muffler extension...went over to use my bud's vise and was going to cut it with my hacksaw....he said "Why don't you use my 10" electric miter saw?" I laughed and told him I wouldn't ruin his carbide blade like that...he took it from me, wound the rpms up to max, and eased the blade through it like it was butter...a perfect, square, clean cut with no scratches...no damage to the blade...what do you old gunsmiths say?????
 

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Remember most barrel have a taper . If it not cut square bore you will have a shotgun type
pattern . After firing gun you can look at star on crown and check to see if it is even all the
way around it . Brownell sells a tool to cut the crown perfect for around $100 . It's sound
like that cutoff wheel is a easy way to do it if it will cut square with bore ..
 

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I called Ruger. Looks like if I want shorter barreled guns I'll be buying them. Too much work to do on my own and too expensive to have done. Not worth it in the long run. :|
 
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