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Offline Vaquero

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Wait time
« on: November 15, 2023, 04:38:06 PM »
Hey everyone,
Iím thinking of getting a barrel for another project. Just curious if anyone has had any recent correspondence with some of the custom manufacturers on what their current wait times are? I know Covid really backlogged some.

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Davison

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Re: Wait time
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2023, 04:48:36 PM »
It depends on what you are looking for. I was just down at Rice barrel and Jason had a lot of barrels in stock. You might want to give him a call and see what he has. He can certainly tell you what any wait time would be.

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Re: Wait time
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2023, 04:48:55 PM »
If you want a custom grind it could be year or more. If it is a barrel they normally make it could be a week to a few months.
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Re: Wait time
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2023, 05:31:40 PM »
 I've bought barrels off the rack from Jason at shows.  For special runs or custom stuff, I've waited 6-8 months, which was expected. 

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Re: Wait time
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2023, 06:05:34 PM »
I was told 10 by Rice and took delivery in 3
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Re: Wait time
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2023, 06:26:58 PM »
Thanks, I just wanted to get an idea. I have one barrel on order through an individual, but Iím coming on 3 years, and I did not plan for that. I guess Iíll have to see whatís available. Thanks for the info!

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Re: Wait time
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2023, 07:51:56 PM »
Vaquero, what do you need?  Potentially if I have what you need I could send you a barrel and you order one and eventually it gets sent to me. Iím not going to start a third build anytime soon. One in progress, the other all lined up.
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Re: Wait time
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2023, 08:14:03 PM »
Thanks for the offer, sir. It really is a custom barrel, so thatís why Iím trying to be patient. I just wish that I could receive some type of estimate as to a wait time.

Iím trying to get a 40 to 42 inch tapered octagon barrel in 69 caliber for a patched round ball. That would put it probably about an inch and a quarter at the breech. I have all the rest of the parts, so Iím just waiting on the barrel.

Just in case, anybodyís worried, I understand that will make a beast of a rifle, but I hunt a lot on horseback out west, and have an idea of an Ashley type plains rifle.

Davison

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Re: Wait time
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2023, 08:19:52 PM »
That's going to be SOME rifle.
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Re: Wait time
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2023, 08:38:45 PM »
Great project!  Youíre right, I donít have that one in my pile.
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Re: Wait time
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2023, 09:12:25 PM »
LOL, I'm hearing Will Geer saying, No! ya @!*% fool, slide it up over the saddle, ya ain't got the arms to shoulder that howitzer, just funnin with you, sounds like a great build, don't forget to post pics.

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Re: Wait time
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2023, 02:42:46 AM »
Thanks guys

Davison

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Re: Wait time
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2023, 08:02:00 PM »
The caliber and length are the real wild cards there.  Otherwise, you could find a stock 36Ē Tapered in 62 cal with 1.125 breech.  Or could probably find a D weight swamped barrel in 62 and cut it off in front of ďmostĒ of the muzzle flare, (and drawfile the last few inches to straight - or slight taper). Would be a lot of effort to do that however.  And would not gain you much overall length in effort spent. Maybe 38Ē-40Ē.  But might be an alternative to waiting. 

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Re: Wait time
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2023, 08:57:20 PM »
He specifically wants a .69 cal...not a .62.
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Re: Wait time
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2023, 10:40:56 PM »
Ed Rayle or Bobby Hoyte might fill the order sooner.
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