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Offline Ted Kramer

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H & H barrels
« on: January 22, 2011, 10:18:12 PM »
After reading the discussion on whether to proof or not to proof, and the mention of different steel that may or may not be suitable for m/l barrels, I am now wondering  about an H & H barrel I have. It's a 7/8" x .50 that I had planned to use on a Tenn. flint rifle. Anyone know what H & H used for steel? Maybe I should hang it on the wall in the shop and not use it...?

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Re: H & H barrels
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2011, 11:31:28 PM »
I'm not sure what they were made of, but I've never heard of one having catastrophic failure.  If you are concerned about it, please just send it to me & I will make sure no one is injured by it ::)
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Re: H & H barrels
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011, 11:35:05 PM »
On second thought, I just received a 7/8ths .50 GM today that is breeched.  I'll trade ya even & pay both sides of the shipping!
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Offline gibster

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Re: H & H barrels
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 02:09:54 AM »
I had a 7/8 x .50 cal that I built a rifle from 20+ years ago and have shot some pretty heavy loads in with no problem.  It was a GM barrel.  I sold it a few months ago and the new owner shoots it pretty regularly, also with no problems.

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Re: H & H barrels
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2011, 03:30:52 AM »
I have one and I happend to be talking to Mike Belle the one who made it, and I asked him how
long they would last. He told me that they had never wore one out yet, so he didn't know.
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Re: H & H barrels
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011, 06:25:22 AM »
I did not know Holland and Holland (ie: The English Rifle Mfgr.) made muzzleloading barrels for sale.  The abreviation for their name is certainly copy writed, I believe, as H&H.

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Re: H & H barrels
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 06:29:54 AM »
Daryl.............H & H stands for Hopkins & Hobbs............Don

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Re: H & H barrels
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2011, 07:11:10 AM »
Ted: For your information -  the Jerry Cunningham tests with a .50 cal. X 7/8"  took 800 gr. of 3f and 8 balls to produce a slight bulge.  With 1600 grs. and 16 balls he could not get the barrel to blow apart!!  Your barrel will be quite safe with normal single ball loads, I am sure! ;)  Hugh Toenjes
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Re: H & H barrels
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2011, 04:23:06 PM »
I'll bet his shoulder is sore.
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Re: H & H barrels
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2011, 11:40:48 PM »
tks Don

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Re: H & H barrels
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2011, 02:15:37 AM »
Daryl, Igor's .58 longrifle was an H & H barrel.
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Re: H & H barrels
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2011, 07:34:04 PM »
I went by their shop in Ocala, Fl on several occasions and I believe they used LaSalle Stressproof for the steel in their barrels (does that sound right?).  I think it was rated to 125,000 psi?  That's what I remember, but could be wrong.  It was a long time ago.

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Offline Ted Kramer

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Re: H & H barrels
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2011, 08:32:51 PM »
I don't know when the one I have was made, but it's a very nice looking barrel with nice wide radius cut grooves. It should shoot and clean well. It'd be a shame not to use it.

I know the ownership of H & H changed in some way over the course of their barrel making but I have always heard good things about the barrels they produced.

I have yet to use a Getz barrel, so that will be in my plans for a future build. I've heard only good things about their barrels......

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Re: H & H barrels
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2011, 12:37:43 AM »
Yep, That what it was. LaSalle. I remember now. I thought H & H stood for Hoppy Hopkins?
Don't really know what happend to them. They dominated Friendship back in the 70's.
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