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szihn
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Barrels for sale
      #378734 - 18/08/23 11:05 PM

I have been building muzzleloaders since I was 14 years old and for the last 35 years I have been building them full time. Now I am working towards retirement and I hope to have the back log all done by the time I am 70 years old.

Because I am no longer taking orders and because I have some barrels I don't believe I'll use, I am offering them now for sale.

Here is what I have.

Rice 54 caliber, swamped, 38" long. 1-66 twist. Front sight dovetail and all 3 underlug dovetails cut. $300 + postage

W. Jenkens swamped .314" caliber 1-66 twist $275

Unmarked 35" long .45 cal 13/16" Oct barrel. $130

Colorain "A" weight .36 cal 42" $250

Colorain "A" weight .40 cal 38" $250

Colorain "C" weight .50 cal 38" $250

Two Colorain "C: weight 54 .cal 38" $250 ea

Rice 1-66 twist .54 caliber 38" long Swamped with no breach plug $275

Rayl .62 caliber Tapered 1-1/8 to 1". 28 inch long, no breach plug $300

Straight round 8 bore barrel Forsyth rifled for round balls. 32" long $300


I have a set of double rifles barrels to make a double 62 cal BULLET rifle. It's rifled for an NEI lead copy of a 600 Nitro Express 900 grain bullet . Both breach plugs made and blanked out from the lathe, but the barrels are not yet joined at the breaches. I'd take $400 for them as they sit.

I have a set of 8 bore barrels also for a double rifle. Rifled for balls they have the breach pugs blanked out and one fitted already and the 2 barrels are joined at the breach. They are ready to have the 2nd breach plug inset and fitted. This set was far more costly and has a lot more work already done. I'd take $650 for them as they sit.

I also have 2 sets of shotgun barrels salvaged from breach loaders.
Both are Belgian as far as I know. Both 12 gauges.
1 is twist steel and one is fluid steel. The fluid steel set is 32" long and the twist steel is 30 inches long. Bores are usable on both. Not prefect but not bad on either one and the twist steel being the better of the 2 sets

Asking $225 for the twist steel set and $175 for the fluid steel set.

I do not believe it's possible for me to ship any of these out of the USA, so it's likely all will be sold only in the USA


PM me or e-mail me at s.zihn.muzzleloadersgmail.com

Edited by szihn (19/08/23 11:48 AM)


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Re: Barrels for sale [Re: szihn]
      #378740 - 19/08/23 01:49 AM

I have seen some of your work, and it is top notch. Too bad you are retiring as there are not many great gunsmiths.

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Re: Barrels for sale [Re: 85lc]
      #378742 - 19/08/23 02:31 AM

Sad to see you won't be making your lovely MLs anymore. But welcome to your upcoming retirement.

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szihn
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Re: Barrels for sale [Re: NitroX]
      #378743 - 19/08/23 02:59 AM

I have had a backlog of work running from 5 to 8 years long for many years now. I am in my late 60s now, and I can't see any wisdom in being in my mid 70s and still owing people guns. I quite taking orders about 5 years ago. I have enough work to go 60 hours a week (yes 60 hour weeks for me) for a few more years

I still have more work to do, but because I am not accepting any more new orders I think it's wise to allow some of the wood and barrels I have here to go to someone that will use them. All I have that is not committed to an upcoming build I am going to sell off.

In the days I have no backlog I'll build one at a time as and if I have the ability, but no more backlogs for me.

My last "order' is probably going to be a 50 caliber longrifle that I have started but the man who ordered it canceled that order due to a death in his family. So that one is up for grabs, and can be had in left or right hand flint or percussion, but the stock drop at comb is already cut out and the barrel inlet, so no options are available for caliber or drop at comb. That gun will now be at the end of my list, but at least it's on the list. (tell your friends 1 more can be "ordered" but only that one)

I intend to go kayaking in some waters I have never been to as a way to end my days in happiness if God allows it. So that's my plan for my retirement. Still build a gun now and then, and go kayaking both of which are contingent on still having a country in the next few years.

Edited by szihn (19/08/23 03:07 AM)


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Re: Barrels for sale [Re: szihn]
      #378744 - 19/08/23 03:16 AM

I'll steer Taylor to the list, Steve, but he is in a similar phase of life & has "stock" he likely won't use as he has only a few personal projects to build now.
Darn good prices there folks.


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Re: Barrels for sale [Re: DarylS]
      #378749 - 19/08/23 07:30 AM

This "Getting-Old Stuff" is a hard job!

It ain't for kids.


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Re: Barrels for sale [Re: szihn]
      #378773 - 20/08/23 04:25 AM

Quote:

This "Getting-Old Stuff" is a hard job!

It ain't for kids.




Don't I know it (73 here) and agree with all you have said.


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Re: Barrels for sale [Re: LRF]
      #378814 - 22/08/23 02:13 AM

Rayl .62 caliber Tapered 1-1/8 to 1". 28 inch long sold pending funds

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Re: Barrels for sale [Re: szihn]
      #378832 - 23/08/23 12:47 PM

One Colorain "C: weight 54 .cal 38" and the Colorain "A" weight .36 cal 42" $250 both sold pending funds.

Edited by szihn (23/08/23 12:48 PM)


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Re: Barrels for sale [Re: szihn]
      #380834 - 01/12/23 03:51 PM

Rice 54 caliber, swamped, 38" long. 1-66 twist. Front sight dovetail and all 3 underlug dovetails cut.
Rayl .62 caliber Tapered 1-1/8 to 1". 28 inch long, no breach plug
Two Colorain "C: weight 54 .cal 38"
All sold


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Re: Barrels for sale [Re: szihn]
      #382292 - 03/02/24 10:53 AM

The Jenkins ,314 Cal is sold

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Re: Barrels for sale [Re: szihn]
      #382525 - 13/02/24 11:42 PM

Iím really glad to see youíre still going, Steve

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