100% original Rigby Mauser .275 takedown, how to tighten bbl

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  1. Hogpatrol

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    Got another reply from Rigby. Without the rifle in their hands, best estimate of "possible" repair is laser weld on the mating face of the barrel, re-machining and headspacing. Then again, I surmise our learned internet trained gunsmythe will have other ideas. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow! That is basically what I was getting at but had no idea that anybody would be setup to do that right!
    Price? Just curious.
     

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    Just an idle thought but, ohh if it only had WDMB engraved on it somewhere!
     
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    Just buy it mate, it's a Rigby! If you can get it cheap enough and you probably could if you push the wobbly barrel bit, your'e on a winner. it won't cost you a fortune to fix if you find the right guy who knows what he is doing. If I was you I would buy it, chuck it in the safe until you find someone to repair it (and it can be done, it's not a hard fix). If in time you couldn't be buggered or don't have time just sell it on.
     

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    A micro-TIG and dress down of the barrel face sounds like a good solution. Not even that expensive of a job. Finding someone to do it may be tricky. Micro TIG has been used a lot in the UK to fix pitting of locks without messing with so much heat that it can effect hardness. There was a fellow on another forum that was a maestro at micro TIG work prior to his passing a few years ago.

    Not sure who can do it, but it sounds like a fine idea.

    I default back to my primary position, if the go and no-go gauges say it’s in spec now, go shoot the thing. If it’s out of spec, fix it. Fixing it simply because it can be turned a bit too far wouldn’t be a top priority for me in and of itself.
     
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    sounds like Darwin's theory.
    bruce.
     
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