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Cost to rebarrel 2011 from 38 super to 9 major


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1 hour ago, tanfoglio1911 said:

The first thing I considered was the budget. Since the first one he made run flawlessly why not do it again. I had a good deal on this used 38SC, still run good but I hate the fact of picking the brass and can only recover a fraction of the amount I shot. I think this is a personal preference.

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Nothing wrong with that. I tend to look at over all ‘value’ — to me. That doesn’t necessarily mean cost although it does come down monetary quantification of a sort. All just depends what it’s ‘worth’ to the person buying it. 

 

 

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I kind of have a sentimental attachment to my gun to rebarrel.  It might be more cost effective to sell it and then purchase a different gun in 9 major, but I just didn't want to let this one go.  I just chalk it up to it being a "hobby", as opposed to a "business" that must cash flow.  

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here is the Trubor blank with custom comp cuts I'm using in my new build.  I bought it from Eric (Aircooled6racer).  He will cut his comp into a Trubore blank if you send it to him.59087d9b36ec2_EricsComp.jpg.05929b4aa069519eeaf33cb78a180181.jpg

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I finally have an update for those interested. I finally received my Trubor back from the barrel/caliber change at STi.

 

It works great! I had it reblued as well. It feels like a brand new gun. 

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Why can't a gunsmith machine a spacer ring that is 3.70mm long and sweat it into the forward part of the chamber?

No new barrel, comp or fitting. I would just recut the lead into the new spacer.

One of our club members ran 9mm in a Caspian 38 super for years and had no problems. His spacer was made out of brass.

Even if there was a failure of the spacer at some point in the future, the 9mm would still fire until a new spacer was inserted.

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If I understood the post, to many comps have come loose because of heat, I would hate to see a sliver of metal get lodged in front of a high speed bullet just to save money. Any smith worth their weight would not tackle that job. Just to dangerous. To many what ifs.

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