Ported barrel FTL

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Ported barrel FTL

postby Ian teh Ghost » 01/18/14 @ 23:16

So for Christmas i picked up a Rem 870 Tactical 6+1 18" model. bad ass gun. i was talking to a gunsmith that i didnt know very well who said he could port the barrel on it and gave me a rough estimate.

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So i drop the gun off, and a week later this is what i get back.




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you can probably imagine the amount of fury coursing through my veins....
best part is, because its a 6+1 model, barrels are nonexistent.
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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby phillyb™ » 01/19/14 @ 00:18

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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby Derek » 01/19/14 @ 01:14

Shit, I could have done a better job with a hand drill and a dull bit. That "gunsmith" is a hack. I'll have to take a look tomorrow to see if I have any suggestions, I've had some cold ones and it's late.
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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby mx5militia » 01/19/14 @ 01:29

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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby bigx5murf » 01/19/14 @ 01:44

lol, did he use a dremel?
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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby Ian teh Ghost » 01/19/14 @ 10:53

he used a drill press.and Derek, that was my first impression too.

whats even funnier is the guy reduracoated the barrel and didnt even take it off the gun. theres overspray all over the mag tube and nut.
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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby Derek » 01/19/14 @ 11:17

My first step would be getting that "gunsmith" to buy you a new barrel. If he makes good on that, I would probably drop the issue but make sure friends and family knew where not to go for smithing. Shame of it is, had you gotten a 20" or 22" barrel, you could just have it cut down. Can't do that with an 18" unless you want to upset the Federales.

If he doesn't, I would take to making sure he doesn't see to much more business. The internet is a wonderful tool for letting people see the "work" this "gunsmith" does. He must ride the shortbus, you would have to try and make holes that poorly with a press.

And finally, if you aren't going to be able to replace the barrel, I would (but not until this issue has been completely resolved with the "gunsmith") try and find something to cover it. Maybe a tacticool flash hider? As lame as they are, if it covers this catastrophe it'll be an improvement.


Ian teh Ghost wrote:whats even funnier is the guy reduracoated the barrel and didnt even take it off the gun. theres overspray all over the mag tube and nut.


The barrel should have been re-blued. I was in utter disbelief when I saw your pictures, it looks like a 12 year old let loose trying to make his shotgun look cool.
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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby bigx5murf » 01/19/14 @ 17:21

I'm no expert, but considering all them lumps inside the barrel meow. Isn't that a danger to even fire?
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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby Ian teh Ghost » 01/19/14 @ 22:49

he did recoat the barrel and did a shit job on it, as stated before. the gun is duracoated black

i did make him purchase a new barrel. so far he ordered on in for a 4rd mag tube model that wouldnt fit. so he sent it back and is trying to find one that will fit.

i have several conversations recorded. he knows he fucked up but he was difficult about it at first.

i dont know what is gonna happen if he cant find a replacement barrel....
Ive contacted remington personally inquiring about replacement barrels but their customer service is complete shit, much like their ammunition.
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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby Ian teh Ghost » 01/26/14 @ 22:37

quick update. the guy has attempted to make it right. he ordered a 4rd mag barrel in, unfortunately it wouldnt fit my 6rd mag, so he sent it back. i guess we will see what happens
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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby bigx5murf » 01/27/14 @ 00:08

No wonder my manual says do not use any Remington ammo lol
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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby Ian teh Ghost » 04/28/14 @ 23:27

well its been almost 5 months and still nothing from this guy. ive called him, left messages. i went down to his shop and it was closed during normal business hours and no answer on the phone either.
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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby bigx5murf » 04/29/14 @ 03:24

time for small claims?
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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby Ian teh Ghost » 04/29/14 @ 12:02

yeah. thats the reason ive been recording all of our interactions thus far. i just dont understand why he would attempt to make it right and then change his attitude.
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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby phillyb™ » 04/29/14 @ 12:50

that sucks. have other people had shitty experiences with the same dude?
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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby Skinny » 04/29/14 @ 13:29

Start calling him Helen Keller.
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Re: Ported barrel FTL

postby bigx5murf » 05/11/14 @ 03:40

I think it's also time to post all info you've got on this guy, and spread the word he's an asshole.
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