Lapping and Polishing barrels

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    My guess would be that they don’t do it for the same reason that most PB makers don’t …It takes time and time =money ..
    My direct supervisor at the factory where I work told me his biggest challenge is figuring the balance between cost and quality . We manufacture AC condensing units and if there were a real life place for it we could make one that would outlive either of us , but the cost would be so high that no one would buy it .
    The returns for lapping a barrel for a ” serious” airgunner I personally think are worth it , but if you added another say 15$ to the average 100$ break barrel you wouldn’t make your target price . And would the design itself have enough inherent accuracy that you would see the difference anyway ? Probably not .
    But a gun like the RAW with much more time spent on material and fitting and quality can take the time to make it like they want . Much smaller targeted customer who demands the best accuracy possible .
    As far as wearing unevenly I guess its possible ? But I lap all the guns I rebuild and its never honestly entered my mind .

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    7deuce
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    Great thread! I learned a ton. Thank you

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    fe7565
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    This should be a sticky,,.if there would be an option to make it a sticky for all members. ┬áSuch information is clearly for all times and it’s a shame that it eventually gets buried deep in the threads.

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    ajshoots
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    It actually was a sticky for a long time. It would be nice to maybe have a separate archive section where Michael can place threads that could be helpful to others. I try to give a link to this thread when I see questions about polishing and lapping, but I do miss posts.

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    fe7565
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    I left a post under the feedback/suggestion thread. Hope someone reads it.

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    Drumsnguns
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    I have a question. Is checking to a drill the accepted way? I only ask because a Marauder tuner, Greg Davis does his by hand ….7 or so passes back and forth with a brush wrapped with abrasive soaked paper towel then change the towel with fresh. Repeat 6 or so times so total strokes, around 45-50

    Also you don’t let the abrasive end come out of the crown right?

    Just want to do the best way.

    Thanks

    K

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    AJshoots knows about as much as anybody on this . I don’t think going past the crown will hurt ..It’s how I do mine . But that don’t mean nothing. Lol

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    Drumsnguns
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    I agree…Ajshoots should post a sticky and do a video….:)

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