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Just wanted to see how many of y'all sold off a barrel {short or long) that you wish you had back. Mine is a 20" 223imp chambered by OTT and a 14" 222rem rechambered by Bellm.


Jules

 
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Just two for me. I sold a 12 inch diamond barrel in 222 rem mag made by mgm for the TCA. Second is a octagonal 357/44 B&D that had a TSOB base and was magnaported. I bought this one from Haus of Arms when they sold some of JDJ's collection. I would want this one back to make a folding SBR or use one of the braces.On the other hand, I regret not buying the octagonal 24 inch 6.5 jap contender barrel that was on the blue action website, it was so beautiful and stainless.
 
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30/30 AI SSK 14”


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None. I’ve only sold one, factory 10 in 357 Max and replaced it with an SSK 14 in 357 Max
 
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Originally posted by mjshell:
30/30 AI SSK 14”


Mine was a re-chamber of a 14” 30-30 to 30-30 AI by SSK.
Should’ve kept that one……

Keith
 
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My problem is not being able to make myself sell unused Contender barrels. cry I really do need to move some of mine to a home w/ a more caring and considerate owner.


Good luck and good hunting.
 
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Stainless Bullberry 6mmTCU
 
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Originally posted by Gary T:
My problem is not being able to make myself sell unused Contender barrels. cry I really do need to move some of mine to a home w/ a more caring and considerate owner.


I felt the same way 15 years ago but I got overwhelmed. Sold off 9 Contender frames. Barrels I have sold for Contender other then the 2 above are>>>
20" 30 Bellm
20" 358x444 Van Horn
20" VV/Bellm 250Imp
16 1/4" 6x45 OTT
TC 14" 309JDJ Rechamber of 30-30
TC 14" 358JDJ Rechamber of 35rem
TC 14" 444Marlin Rechamber of 44mag
TC 20" 44mag
VV 15" 44mag
TC 8" 44mag and maybe more I just cant remember.
For Encore
TC 20" 243win
TC 20" 270Win
15" 308win OTT


Jules

 
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TC 14” 22lr match. Sold to add funds toward ruger charger. Shoulda just ponied up. Blam

My very first barrel was a TC 14” 222. Like to have it back.


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Factory 10” in 6.5 TCU. I guess I sold it because it was too accurate - by now I can’t remember!



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Stub built stainless fluted 7x47 contender barrel. Not only was I foolish enough to sale it once, but I owned it twice and sold it both times cry
 
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I had a SSK 338JDJ #2 Stainless with MagnaBreak, 15". It was the best shooting Contender barrel I have owned. I took a lot of game with it.
I'm always on the lookout for another.
Mike
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Fessing up:

17 ackley hornet
256 win mag
223 AI
357 max

One I won't miss 460 S&W carbine


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My first barrel. A factory T/C hunter bbl in 375 Win. Deep glossy blue, factory T/C scope on it.

Sigh.
 
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221 Fireball barrel that Mike at OTT made me from a Remington take off barrel, definitely one of a kind.


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i've been pretty well hooked on TC's a long time, and a whole lot of barrels have come & gone in that time, and some i'm probably forgetting...but, a few that come to mind:

21" tapered carbine in 25/20 win from the TC custom shop

21" stainless .375winchester tapered carbine.

10" SSk chrome 32mag...and a matching barrel in 32/20.

14" SSk in 50/70

14" SSK in 358JDJ

16" tapered factory 45/70 with muzzle brake.

have a few (probably several) that should be re-homed; sold one this week to a member here, but i've gotten to where i have a hard time letting go of some, especially carbines. Have multiple barrels in some calibers which logically i know is a bit redundant, and have no real reason for that other than i just like 'em.


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13” 357 max and 414 supermag, both MGM.
10” 7/08 factory TC
15” 308 from SSK
15” 6.5 Rem Mag from MGM.

I don’t think I miss any of the others. Definitely regret selling these, though.


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221 Fireball barrel that Mike at OTT made me from a Remington take off barrel, definitely one of a kind.

Now that is neat. Hopefully someone is enjoying it.


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Originally posted by Jay HHI6818:
None. I’ve only sold one, factory 10 in 357 Max and replaced it with an SSK 14 in 357 Max

The SSK a good shooter? I’ve considered getting a 357 Max from them myself.


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I had a .257 Roberts that I sold that I would love to have back. It was a 14" and shot great.


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I miss my 10" Bullberry .45 Colt and a 10" .22 Hornet that I bought with my first Contender in 1979.


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WOW Ya'll tryin to make a fellow CRY. I guess the one I miss the most was a 15 inch Bullberry chambered in 6.5 Super Bower with a SS 15 inch fluted OTT in 20 VarTarg coming in a strong second

Safe shooting
Doug


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23" 17 Mach II
 
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Im shocked people sell OTT barrels Slap_Forehead


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I’ve been shooting TC’s for over 25 years, my dad got me hooked on them as a kid. A lot have come and gone over the years, but the one that really comes to mind that I think would have been cool to have back is the first Encore barrel I ever had. I bought the complete pistol as a 10” 7mm-08. It wasn’t efficient at all, and was loud and heavy recoil but it was my first Encore. I still have that frame, I just think it would be cool to have that barrel still…


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first Encore barrel I ever had. I bought the complete pistol as a 10” 7mm-08. It wasn’t efficient at all, and was loud and heavy recoil but it was my first Encore. I still have that frame, I just think it would be cool to have that barrel still…

Sounds like my history with the 10” 7/08 I had. Lots of cool factor and I wasn’t concerned about efficiency, just fun. It still killed deer at revolver ranges.


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Originally posted by KYODE:
Im shocked people sell OTT barrels Slap_Forehead

I haven’t had one. Yet. Hopefully Mike gets things sorted out soon.


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A lot of barrels have come and gone and I don't really miss most of them. I have started collecting more than selling and have managed to keep some of the special ones. There was a Bullberry 22 Short Contender carbine barrel and a TC Custom Shop 500 S&W Encore carbine barrel that I wish I had back. I sometimes wish I had kept all the parts of the first Contender I bought as a complete SS 22lr pistol together but with switching parts around I'm not completely sure which parts came from that one.
 
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Im shocked people sell OTT barrels Slap_Forehead



Especially this one for me:




Although I'm human and have definitely experienced seller's remorse in the past...
 
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Im shocked people sell OTT barrels


I recently sold an OTT barrel, (500 S&W) and the reason was I am unable to shoot that one anymore because of Osteo arthritis in my hands and the right one is the worst. It now takes me right at an hour every morning exercising my right hand to just get it to be able to make a fist. I still have the 460 OTT and the 41-460 OTT that I can still shoot without much pain with their brakes. The biggest problem shooting the 500 was the torque it was doing to my wrist the brake was effective on reducing recoil but not the torque.

So, I wanted it to go to someone who would be able shooting and enjoying it.


Albert
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Im shocked people sell OTT barrels Slap_Forehead



Mike makes one hell of a barrel for sure. I kept a couple that he made for me. He also made the dies for them. I had the opportunity to visit Mike at his old shop in Dover NH. Hopefully I'll get up there to see his new place. Once I started collecting S&W revolvers everything else took 2nd place.


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You get a free pass on that al. Big Grin


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[QUOTE]Originally posted by KYODE:
Im shocked people sell OTT barrels


I recently sold an OTT barrel, (500 S&W) and the reason was I am unable to shoot that one anymore because of Osteo arthritis in my hands and the right one is the worst.

Same here Al. I have osteoarthritis and I started getting injections in the base of my right thumb about 5 years ago. I also wear a support glove. Most of mine was from Shooting a Hilti fastener into steel and using a screw gun and impact driver for 35 years not from shooting handguns.


Jules

 
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There are times I miss my 20" SS SSK 338 JDJ#2 Barrel. Don't hunt much anymore. That's why I let it go. Close second an 18" TCA custom shop 375 JDJ SS barrel. Neither of those barrels ever let me down even up to include moose when I lived in Alaska.
 
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Same here Al. I have osteoarthritis and I started getting injections in the base of my right thumb about 5 years ago. I also wear a support glove. Most of mine was from Shooting a Hilti fastener into steel and using a screw gun and impact driver for 35 years not from shooting handguns.


My issue is similar to yours Jules, mine was caused from using impact tools weighing 40 to 50 lbs with 1 1/2" drives for 40 years and 2" drives that had to be lifted with a crane.


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Virgin Valley 12 inch 6TCU first. 30/30 AI TC barrel 14 inch second.
 
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10" ss 32-20 (.312) by SSK


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ALL OF THEM!!!
 
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Already miss the only barrel sold in last few years, she was a Virgin Valley .223Rem on an Encore. Was a "select" barrel. 15+yrs and it shot under .3moa all the time. Put about 6-7000 rounds thru her, Maybe more. That whole pistol went to another inmate here, sigh...


Mike B


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