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PostSubject: Sidelock barrel identification   January 26th 2015, 3:48 pm

I purchased a replacement drop in barrel for my T/C Renegade .54 cal barrel on gunbroker.  I was thinking I was getting a Green Mountain barrel. It is 28" (not counting the breech portion), 1:66 twist, eight lands & eight grooves.  No manufacture identification marks on the barrel that I can find.

When I drop it in the stock I have to squeeze the forearm and barrel together to get it to fit.  I feel it is bending the forearm because it is definitely under tension and want to spring back out.  I didn't put the barrel wedge in yet.  I'm wondering who the manufacture is??

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PostSubject: Re: Sidelock barrel identification   January 26th 2015, 3:52 pm

Could be Sharon.

Thats the tang fit issue. This is why I bed the barrel/tang/trigger plate to remove this stress. Its typical on lyman rifles as well.

Remove the tang screw"s" drop the barrel (Leave out the wedge key) and tang into place as one piece and then tighten down the screws. You'll see the barrel start lifted away from the stock.

You'll get to bed the tang/barrel next if I am correct.

Another possibility is the hooked breech plug. You may have to file that hook down as its to high.
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PostSubject: Re: Sidelock barrel identification   January 26th 2015, 4:27 pm

Ok, if it is a Sharon barrel, I've heard good things about them. I'm happy.  It is new and unfired.  Oh well.  I like the length and the 1:66 twist.

I loosened the tang screws and the barrel seats nicely.  That means it will need a bedding job for sure.

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