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Parker Hale barrel replacement???

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    Hi all,

    I have a Parker Hale over and under shotgun, its a hand-me-down from my father. I remember using this from as soon as I could hold this shotgun.
    Now the problem is that there is a bulge in the barrel, if i remember correctly, it was from a round that did not exit the barrel and another round was fired up behind it.

    I am now looking for a replacement barrel, it is a pity as the barrel is in great condition still - aside from the little bulge of course.

    Does anyone have any idea where I can get a replacement barrel?
    As I live in Zambia, there is not much chance of succeeding here, anyone in RSA, Nam, Bots or surrounding countries have any clue who could help?
    If I dont have any luck, then I would consider posting to USA or UK.

    The other question is a silly one I know, but I'm going to ask it anyway, how dangerous is this bulge? Would I still be able to go out on a pigeon shoot as is, I will try post some pics this afternoon of the barrel to show the extent of the bulge.

    Cheers
    Pete

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    hi pete, do you know the model no, or what year your father bought it(was it new then), or any other info about it.

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    Pete,

    How dangerous the bulge is really depends on the severity of it. Personally I wouldn't take the chance. If the barrel was to "blow up" from the pressure of a round going down the tube you would have shrapnel flying around your head.

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    Hi, just a quick one, i've attached a couple of pics, trying to show the bulge on the barrel. I measured it this morning with my vernier, OD of the barrel is 20mm, OD of the fattest part of the bulge is 21.6mm.
    Not sure if thats worth much.
    The only details that I can get off the barrel are as follows
    Midland Gun Co. - on the top left of the barrel.
    CAM.70 on left side of barrel
    18.3 top barrel
    18.5 bottom barrel.
    Made in Italy on bottom of barrel
    Serial No. - 99160

    Barrel length is 27.5".

    Thats about it! Hope this helps...

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