March 15, 2020
I have one ordered but not yet received. I ordered a 45-70 barrel in late July. I was told it would be about 4 months.
I should be hearing from them soon. No money was required until he calls and says barrel is being made. He indicated that they make barrels when they have enough orders to make a run.
I hope for the best. Don
November 27, 2013
I’ve bought a couple of barrels from them. Neither was exactly like the original barrel. I sent the original barrels both times so that they would know what I wanted. The last barrel I bought from them took more than a year to arrive and more than 10 months after paying for it. The barrel profile is quite a bit different, leaving a gap along the forend. The barrel address is similar to the original, but about 80% of the size of the original stamping. Mark
September 14, 2016
I ordered a barrel for my Winchester 1866. I wanted in in blue. It took 9 months and came in “the white”. I mistakenly asked for it in 44-40, because I didn’t have enough knowledge to realize a 44-40 round is too long to cycle in a Winchester 1866. Rather than tell me the 44-40 round wouldn’t cycle, they just sent it in 44 RF. They had my 1866 receiver, so they probably knew it would not cycle a 44-40.
I foolishly had a local gunsmith ream it out to 44-40. My mistake, but I would have thought that they could have told me that the 44-40 round wouldn’t work.
June 4, 2017
The first step in being an amateur gun smith is knowing what you need. Now, even thou you made several mistakes is the time to ask for help. The forum can be very useful if you ask for help.
Sometimes an old fashion phone call to the manufacturer explaining what you want to do and you don’t know how to get there is in order. T/R
November 2, 2009
I totally agree with TR. We all make mistakes, but this turned out to be a major mistake on your part. Research is most important in a situation like this and it appears that you jumped into this situation without knowing anything about these guns. It is up to the buyer to know what is correct. You can’t place any blame on the maker. He did exactly what he was asked to do. On the positive side, if the barrel has the correct markings ansd is chambered in .44 WCF, it could be sold as an early 1st model ’73 Winchester barrel. Barrel address is the same, unless you had it marked with the earlier Henry Marked ’66.