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    Default Muzzle recrown tool kit

    So its the season of goodwill and all that so this year for myself I thought Id get a Manson Reamers muzzle recrown kit.

    It arrived in the post
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    So i got to work straight away putting an 11 degree target crown on my pistol (I would have used the rifle but Im in between 2 at the minute)

    So whats needed......
    1 barrel,
    .357 pilot,
    0 degree cutter,
    11 deg cutter,
    Cutting oil,
    Deburring tool,
    Soft jaw vice.
    Gauge and pilot wrench
    and tool driver.


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    Barrel is placed in the vice where the pilot is placed down the barrel. The pilot has an expanding collet that fits very snug in the barrel. The 0 deg cutter is oiled and placed onto the pilot. It first cuts the muzzle square to the bore.

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    Because the pistol is new and has been cared for the muzzle is pretty square to the bore anyway but the tool still removes metal anyway (above picture)

    Next the 11 degree cutter is added and given a few turns with the tool driver ......

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    results speak for themselves, the muzzle didnt have an 11 degree crown on it.

    Lastly the deburring tool ( its an extra for the kit but I wanted all surfaces perfect. Sorry i didnt get any pics of the deburrer in the barrel ....

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    In all .... my barrel went from

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    to.....


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    Very nice Gunhappy..So you finished gilding the HK lilly now??
    Guns are in themselves inherently stable objects.Their cheif enemies are rust and politicans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly45 View Post
    Very nice Gunhappy..So you finished gilding the HK lilly now??

    hahaa You know Im a big Hk man only ive no rifles at the min to do this too so the pistol will have to do for now.

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    good thread gunhappy, did you get many different sized pilots with the kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vhunter View Post
    good thread gunhappy, did you get many different sized pilots with the kit?
    I got 5..... .22, .357, 6mm, 6.5mm and .30. between them they adapt to do most rifle calibers bar .270 and the 357 pistol does among other calibres 9mm

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    .22 pilot does:
    22 LR
    22 Hornet
    218 Bee
    22 WMR
    222 Remington
    223 Remington
    222 Remington Magnum
    22 PPC
    22 BR Remington
    224 Weatherby Magnum
    219 Wasp
    225 Winchester
    22-250 Remington
    220 Swift
    220 Jaybird
    22 Cheetah Mark II

    6mm pilot does:
    6MM-222
    6 X 45MM
    6MM X 222 Magnum
    6MM PPC
    6MM B.R. Remington
    243 Winchester
    244 Remington
    6MM Remington
    6MM-284
    240 Weatherby Magnum

    6.5mm pilot does:
    6.5 Carcano
    6.5 X 257
    6.5 X 55MM Swedish
    6.5MM Remington Magnum
    264 Winchester Magnum

    .30 cal pilot does:
    7.5 X 55 Swiss
    30 M1 Carbine
    30-30 Winchester
    30-40 Krag
    300 Savage
    307 Winchester
    308 Winchester
    7.62MM NATO
    30/06
    308 Norma Magnum
    300 Winchester Magnum
    7.62 X 39MM Russian
    7.62 X 54R Russian
    300 Weatherby Magnum
    7.65 X 53MM Mauser
    7.7 X 58MM Japanese
    303 British
    32/40 Winchester
    32-20 Winchester

    .357 pilot does:
    9mm Luger
    38 Special
    357 Magnum
    38 Super Auto
    380 Auto
    38 S&W
    9mm Makarov



    Depending on how bad the crown is .. it takes only a few min to do (the hardest part of the whole process was my crap camera work). It completely removes the need for a lathe to do the operation but still has the same accuracy

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