Watch: Making a Rebar Rifle Barrel


Watch: Making a Rebar Rifle Barrel

“Another YouTuber made a screwdriver out of some large rebar, and suggested that you could make a gun barrel out of some, so, I went and got some large rebar, and I think you know what I’m gonna do with it.”

This guy, who clearly doesn’t believe in wearing safe shoes when working his machinery, decides to whip up a barrel out of some concrete reinforcing bar, he drills it lengthwise for installing a rifled barrel liner, and then goes to work on the under-barrel block which will secure the barrel to the receiver of the single-shot break-action rifle (think H&R, Rossi, or New England Arms).

(I’ve been known to wear flip-flops while turning stuff on the lathe, so I’m not really one to talk about safe footwear.)

It’s an interesting process and the result looks cool, but why oh why didn’t he fire it for accuracy and dependability? Sigh.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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