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Old 08-18-2013, 04:23 PM
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Does anyone have a direct link for a drop in flint fowler barrel for my
.54 great plains rifle.
Or
Does anyone know of a gun smith who can provide me with a std. barrel
bored out smooth to drop in my rifle?
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Lyman makes their own replacement barrels as well as the Green Mountain barrel company.

If you contact them directly they will inform you of availability and cost of smoothbore barrels.
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No luck yet. Lyman says a new rifled barrel will be $320.00 plus shipping so I am guessing $425.00 or more to get the barrel and have it bored.
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You could have a liner installed.TP
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That a fellow back east would smooth bore 'em for a small amount ..About 100 bucks iffin i remember right. Maybe make it a .58 or .62 ????
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Feller back east??
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Or just google his name
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I am still wondering WHY?

I do not know of a single state that bans use of BP rifles.
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Cuz I would rather use shot on birds than use 1 Big round ball..
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Cuz I would rather use shot on birds than use 1 Big round ball..
Think about it this way;

Your 32" GPR has a twist rate of 1/60. That means you are only going to have 1/2 a twist to affect the shot anyway. That is almost straight rifling with the minimum twist for stabilizing round ball.

Try shot in the rifled barrel and see if it will give any kind of pattern. It is the fast twist of modern weapons that swirls the shot into a donut and blows the pattern.
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I think it's a great idea to have a 2nd smoothbore barrel you can swap out for small game and fowl. A common gauge is 28 gauge (58 caliber). You could buy a second barrel and have it reamed out and then you'd have a great gun for all occasions!
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