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McCrower
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« on: July 25, 2015, 12:05:20 pm »


In my newly purchased Win 97 shotgun there is a small dent in the barrel. You can just see it barely from the inside of the barrel when using a flashlight. It is probably as expected on a gun from 1909, but just the same I  would like to ask you guys out there: Is this a problem when shooting with light ammo?


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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2015, 01:15:40 pm »

Mc,

Yes it can matter depending on the amount of dent that is in the bore.
There are bore "dent" removers for shotguns,
Not common among most gunsmiths, unless they deal with a lot of shot gunners. It can be an expensive set-up, considering the number of gages.
Check around for smiths that can do this kind of "dent pulling/dent removal", and see what they can say?
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2015, 01:47:21 pm »

Yes, I understand, but when you look at my pictures would you say that this dent is something to worry about?
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2015, 02:16:47 pm »

Mc,

Not from the outside of the barrel.
But, what does it look like on the inside?
The inside of the barrel is what matters to how it shoots
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2015, 09:33:37 pm »

CAS  guns get bumped around.  My shotgun has several dents in the barrels and it shoots fine.  Unless it is very deep or structural don't worry about it.  The dent in your photo hardy even qualifies as a dent.  It is fine.
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2015, 02:24:17 am »

CAS  guns get bumped around.  My shotgun has several dents in the barrels and it shoots fine.  Unless it is very deep or structural don't worry about it.  The dent in your photo hardy even qualifies as a dent.  It is fine.

Thanks Pettifogger, you saved my day  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2016, 01:27:03 pm »

CAS  guns get bumped around.  My shotgun has several dents in the barrels and it shoots fine.  Unless it is very deep or structural don't worry about it.  The dent in your photo hardy even qualifies as a dent.  It is fine.

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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2016, 07:05:59 pm »

Well here I are again.  Piling On with Pettifogger.  Personal observation ....... That ain't a real dent.  Just a bump.  Not enough to be a structural problem.  It won't even affect your pattern.  I'm with Pettifogger.  Just ignore it.

Of course, if it would leave you with about an 18 1/8 inch barrel, whack that sucker off.  Of course, this comes from one with the nick-name ....... Hacksaw.  Roll Eyes Grin   He whom never met a barrel too SHORT  Shocked Cool

Coffinmaker

PS:  I don't like '97s.  Not really cowboy.  Suggest you trade that hummer off for a REAL cowboy shotgun.  Hammer Double.  Cimarron '78 or such.  See??  Fix'd it for ya.
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