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Offline Rich

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who made the NW trade gun barrels for Northstar
« on: June 13, 2019, 07:17:45 PM »
Looking for a 20 ga NW trade gun barrel like Northstar used. Who made them?

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Re: who made the NW trade gun barrels for Northstar
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 08:23:03 PM »
Iím not sure who made barrels for Curly. He may have turned them himself from high pressure tubing. I do know that when I bought from him for my business, his barrels werenít always the same bore size. A 20 gauge barrel could be any size between .61 cal. and .63. The wedding bands werenít always in the same place either.

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Re: who made the NW trade gun barrels for Northstar
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 11:21:47 PM »
I have one of Curly's guns I bought in '78 at Friendship.  It mikes .620 and the first barrel band is 6 1/4" from the breech. Second band is 9 5/16" from breech.
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Re: who made the NW trade gun barrels for Northstar
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 05:38:51 AM »
I'm pretty sure he turned his own, no 2 where the same
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Re: who made the NW trade gun barrels for Northstar
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 08:22:46 AM »
Thanks for letting me know. I may go with the barrel Track sells. My next quest is for an English Walnut blank (sap wood).

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Re: who made the NW trade gun barrels for Northstar
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 04:45:00 PM »
Thanks for letting me know. I may go with the barrel Track sells. My next quest is for an English Walnut blank (sap wood).
Track's barrels are heavy and need breeched. You'll end up with the same money in it as a higher grade barrel from one of the big makers.
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Re: who made the NW trade gun barrels for Northstar
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 05:36:56 PM »
Thanks for letting me know. I may go with the barrel Track sells. My next quest is for an English Walnut blank (sap wood).
Track's barrels are heavy and need breeched. You'll end up with the same money in it as a higher grade barrel from one of the big makers.

Out of curiosity, does anyone else make a NW trade gun barrel (double wedding band style)?  May be out there, but not sure I have seen one by anyone else in a while.

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Re: who made the NW trade gun barrels for Northstar
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 07:34:51 PM »


Out of curiosity, does anyone else make a NW trade gun barrel (double wedding band style)?  May be out there, but not sure I have seen one by anyone else in a while.

Mr. Burton's website lists trade gun barrels up to 48 inches.  http://fcibarrels.tripod.com/smoothbore.html

I do not, yet, have any fist hand experience with Mr. Burton's work but one of his barrels will be on a fowler that I'm having built.  This particular builder speaks very highly of both Mr. Burton and his barrels.

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Re: who made the NW trade gun barrels for Northstar
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 09:02:40 PM »


Out of curiosity, does anyone else make a NW trade gun barrel (double wedding band style)?  May be out there, but not sure I have seen one by anyone else in a while.

Mr. Burton's website lists trade gun barrels up to 48 inches.  http://fcibarrels.tripod.com/smoothbore.html

I do not, yet, have any fist hand experience with Mr. Burton's work but one of his barrels will be on a fowler that I'm having built.  This particular builder speaks very highly of both Mr. Burton and his barrels.

Kevin


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Re: who made the NW trade gun barrels for Northstar
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 09:33:31 PM »
Hoyt is where I get all my trade gun barrels.
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Re: who made the NW trade gun barrels for Northstar
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2019, 12:22:22 AM »
North Star West had to be buying barrels somewhere. Iím pretty sure they werenít making them.

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Re: who made the NW trade gun barrels for Northstar
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2019, 03:56:57 PM »
I believe Curly's successor, Matt Dennison, bought his barrels from Long Hammock Barrel Co. Barbie at Buckeye Barrels was, and maybe still is, a distributor.