Cost estimate of adding threads to a barrel

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  1. RSGentry

    RSGentry New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I wondered if anybody could offer a rough cost estimate for adding standard thirty cal threading to a bolt action hunting rifle barrel. I am in the Piedmont area. Thanks!
     
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    It will depend on whether or not you bring the barrel to them by itself or bring the whole rifle and expect them to disassemble it and put it back together.

    It will also depend on what thread you want cut (if it’s a standard thread or something off the wall) And it will depend on whether or not the barrel can be chucked into a lathe.

    Just an FYI for standard threads you can do it yourself. Brownells sells a tool (someone fill in the name cuz I can’t remember) that’s treaded with a smooth end the diameter of the barrel. You slide it in and then run the die by hand over those threads and onto the barrel insuring proper thread alignment.

    Edit. I think it’s called a thread alignment tool. Lol.
     
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    @BigWaylon sends some of his to ADCO. https://adcofirearms.com/

    I use a local machine shop that normally doesn't charge me because I send them so much work from our company.

    So, it's probably gonna run you between free and whatever ADCO charges. :confused:
     
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    Local gunsmith in Lexington/Winston Salem area normally charges $75.....give or take that's about what most would normally charge.
     
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    I normally charge $75.
     
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    I normally charge $75 as well.
     
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    A friend of mine just had one done for around 60-75 bucks
     
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    Clayton guns are around 75 bucks
     
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    Any recommendations in the Raleigh area as to where to go?
     
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    Joel. Pendegraft in Chapel Hill
     
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    +1 on this. He does great work.
     
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    Sas quatch Active Member Supporting Member

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    Great- I've already reached out to him via his contact form on his website, but haven't heard back. More success just calling?
     
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    Climberman Unstealthiest Ninja

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    Really look at your barrel thickness. Many bolt action hunting rifles do not have enough meat on the barrel to be threaded and have a suppressor mounted. I know my remington 700 with a sporter barrel did not have enough metal to accept a standard threading for a 30 cal suppressor.
     
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    Def call - he's an old school guy.
     
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    david sink charged me $50 to thread my 308
     
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    Call Rob @ Clayton Guns. He'll take care of you.
     
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    Sas quatch Active Member Supporting Member

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    Nope, he only does AR threading.
     
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    TSConver Active Member Vendor

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    Since when. He has threaded many for me. @Bob Reynolds
     
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    This. I had him thread my 15-22. He does great work.
     
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    Sas quatch Active Member Supporting Member

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    Since I emailed him last week?

    Good Morning, we can do a AR type barrel's but could not do your Savage.

    Thank You,
    Bob​
     
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    Sas quatch Active Member Supporting Member

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    I've got an email into him- thanks.
     
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    What type of savagae barrel is it a hunting profile. He rebarreled my savage so he can do them if they are big enough to thread and have a shoulder.
     
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    Sas quatch Active Member Supporting Member

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    Nope, said something about he has a jig for AR barrels to use with a lathe.
     
  26. BurnedOutGeek

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    Well that's just stupid. It's just gonna get chucked up in the lathe, so no idea why he'd need a jig for that. Takes all of 30 minutes to thread a barrel. Come out here and I'll even show you how to do it yourself. (Free. Bit of a drive though)
     
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    He will post later but he can thread any barrel that is big enough to take the thread needed and will reach through his lathe. If it won't reach through then he has to remove the action. Maybe that is where the misunderstanding is.
     
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    That would make more sense
     
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    Folks let me clarify this miss information concerning what Templar Custom can do concerning threading barrels.
    Not sure where the AR15 only quote came from, but I thread all barrel types.
    I can thread all types of bolt action rifles to include Savage / Remington / Browning / CZ / Ruger and so on
    The barrel threading alone is $75. +25.00 to remove and remount the barrel in your receiver. There is an additional charge for barrels that have been glued into the receiver
    I also thread AR15 / AR10 barrels so on and so on and some pistols.

    I hope this helps clarify what threading service is offered

    if you have any questions please feel free to call 919-629-8684
     
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    As long as the OD is .700 it can be done
     
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    Also I don't use a threading jig - all my threads are made via a single point 60-degree threading tool mounted in my lathe.
     
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    I bought one of those barrel guides and tried it on a pellet gun. Still crooked as sht.
     
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    thats why I don't use them, they are bad juju
     
  34. Bob Reynolds

    Bob Reynolds New Member Vendor

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    Folks I use a lathe for all of my barrel threading. Before cutting any threads the barrel is centered via the barrel bore or cut on centers. download.png
     
  35. Sas quatch

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    @Bob Reynolds @TSConver

    Ok, Bob, here's our conversation, not sure that I misunderstood anything (read from the bottom up)

    >>Not sure where the AR15 only quote came from, but I thread all barrel types.

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    sales@templarcustomarms.com
    Jun 24, 2020, 11:30 AM (5 days ago)
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    I have a fixture to hold the AR barrels, I'm not sure how I would hold yours in the lathe.
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    Bob

    Templar Custom Arms LLC
    330-326-2111
    CAGE 88PN5
    sales@templarcustomarms.com
    www.templarcustomarms.com


    --------- Original Message ---------
    Subject: Re: threading 223
    Date: 6/24/20 10:46 am
    To: "Sales@templarcustomarms.com" <Sales@templarcustomarms.com>

    Ok, thanks for the reply. But that seems kind of odd because most AR barrels are already threaded. I don't understand the difference.

    On Wed, Jun 24, 2020, 10:17 AM <sales@templarcustomarms.com> wrote:
    Good Morning, we can do a AR type barrel's but could not do your Savage.

    Thank You,
    Bob


    Templar Custom Arms LLC
    330-326-2111
    CAGE 88PN5
    sales@templarcustomarms.com
    www.templarcustomarms.com

    --------- Original Message ---------
    Subject: threading 223
    Date: 6/22/20 5:25 pm
    To: "Sales@templarcustomarms.com" <Sales@templarcustomarms.com>

    Hi Bob,

    Shawn recommended you for threading a barrel. I live in N. Raleigh and have a Savage Axis .223 that had the barrel shortened. It seems to fire great, but I don't like the square end because anything could ding the crown. I'd like it to be threaded so that can act as a protector.

    What do you charge for threading?

    Regards,
     
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  36. Bob Reynolds

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    Good morning Sas-Q,
    I found the issue here; your Quote came from Templar - Custom - Arms in Windham OH, 330-326-2111. My Company Name is Templar Custom Apex, NC 919-757-7085, and I have been in business since 2008 and threading all types of barrels sense 2010. I can see how this can be easily confused, TCA folks are great people and offer excellent service, but they are not Templar Custom.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions or just give me a call, I'll glad to help.
     
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    I think you meant to quote @Sas quatch
     
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    LOL that is funny they are both named Bob.
     
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    Ah, sorry- yes, very confusing. Was the first website that came up- and he seemed to know Shawn as well (or didn't say anything about it)... and his name was Bob.
     
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    I've called Bob (the Apex Templar) and will drop it off tomorrow!