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And now the tricky part.
Does anyone have a pretty good method of pressing the barrel in the trunion, Out of the receiver with out using a press?
I'm talking about the "B.F.H" type pressing.
I guess what I'm tring to ask is.....What is the best way to line the barrel up? Level, Eyeball, Etc.
I steel wooled and I'm going to use a good surface lubricant, I feel it should go pretty smooth. I just want to make sure (I get it in the first time).
So, I don't end up beating it in and out.
Watch it guys! :nono: .....I agree that's a perfect set up, If you get my drift. :nanabang:

In detail please.
Thanks....Shadow
 

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Heat the trunion with a propane torch while the barrel has sat in the freezer overnight and it will go in slick. line it up quick because in a second or two it will be in there tight. I've done this a couple times before I got my press and it worked great.
 

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That's some of the best info. I've received lately, It makes great since.
Kind of like pressing barrings when real snug.
There's only one thing,My parts kit came with the trunion uninstalled.
It's a polish kit from "global".
How would I mark the barrel and trunion to align?
Thank....Shadow :thumbup1:
 

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Read my info about how to hammer the barrel back in I posted about 2-3 weeks ago in the builders section.

It might help yours and then again it might not :D
 

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shadow29483 said:
That's some of the best info. I've received lately, It makes great since.
Kind of like pressing barrings when real snug.
There's only one thing,My parts kit came with the trunion uninstalled.
It's a polish kit from "global".
How would I mark the barrel and trunion to align?
Thank....Shadow :thumbup1:
If it is a matching kit the slot in the barrel for the barrel pin will line up with the trunion hole and the pin will press right in and should headspace good. If you go with the heat/freeze method get a tapered punch or a screwdriver that will fit through the trunion hole fairly snug and line the barrel/trunion up with it while the trunion is still hot. The Polish kits seem to not be as tight as the AMDs and should go together alot easier. SangRun Hunter's method will work good also, especially with a Polish kit.
 

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55TH,
I pressed my barrel this weekend.
Baught the anti-seaze from an automotive dealer....It worked real good.
Barrel lined up almost perfect with no problems.
The only thing that faught me was installing the pin.
When I tapped the "pin" hole lined up so close to the barrel that you could'nt even tell the barrel was removed. But the pin started easy about a 1/4" than I used a vise and 2ib hammer to pound the hell out of it.
allthough (the pin) it did seat after huge wacks, I'm concerned.
The pin is NOT flush with both sides of the trunion....Is this normal?
Also I ran 5 dummy rounds just to check feeding and extraction about 50 times. needless to say the rounds didn't last, the heads finnaly gave out on most of them. Would you think my head space will be ok?
I'm going to have a gunsmith check anyway. But just would like somefeed back to settle my nerves.
Much thanks,
Shadow
 

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Congrats on getting it back in. I also used a hammer on mine, but I do have a press. I found it to be very difficult to push the barrel in without some sort of custom jig. I don't have the money to buy one of the ones offered on other boards. Is it an AMD? How hard was it to get your barrel pin out before you knocked the barrel out? Was it about the same to get it back in after you pushed the barrel back in the trunnion? I know for me and many others the barrel pin in the 65's are a PITA to get out. Some people couldn't get them out without drilling them out. Should the installation of the pin be easier? IMO, maybe a little. But, I got a lot of resistance too. I think this is normal with a sligtly oversized pin in such a hole to a degree. How much will your smith charge you? You might could put that money towards a set of headspace gauges and come out better in the long run? Just a thought.
 

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yosouth,
I did'nt have to dissasemble the barrel, it's a (polish) parts kit from global.
It already came apart.
Tapping the barrel was nothing like I imagined, It was much easier.
First I took 440 sand paper to the trunion and barrel to get it slick feeling than I took a small hex bolt wraped electrical tape around the threads so it would'nt damage the barrel. I used 2 washers with one side rubber the other steel, to save the threads on the barrel. Than I used "anti-seaze" thread lubricant from "advance auto parts" and was pretty libral with it on the barrel and trunion. than just lined it up eyeballing it, sat it on the concrete floor with a peice of plywood and used my rubber mallet to start, than drove it home with 2 Ib hammer lightly tapping. It was pretty easy....For mine.
The big pain in the ass was the barrel pin. And to do that I drove untill my arm went numb. Ha!
If I would've been thinking I would have heated the barrel and froze the pin. But I was so amazed the barrel went in so easy, I got in a rush.
Hope this gives you a better Idea. As you can see it's mainly in the preperation that makes the differance. For me anyway.
Later....Shadow-
 

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A polish kit, I see. I don't know about the barrel pins on those, although I have a kit that I will soon find out on.

I will have to remember to use the anti-seize lube next time. If I ever have to take it apart again, I will be cursing myself for not doing it.
 
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