A new barrel for the RPLT42

The RPLT42 that we have is in need of a new barrel, this is not just a matter of the barrel being slightly dark, the barrel although cosmetically perfect externally is beyond hope bore wise, sleeving it is not really an option so all that is left is to source and fit a new barrel. I do know of an original profile RPLT42 barrel in Denmark however it will be fun to profile, chamber and fit one myself so that is what I am going to do.

First job is take some accurate measurements of the existing barrel so it can be duplicated precisely. Then drop the barrel off (I have a feeling this is going to be one of the interesting parts) Source a barrel blank, roughing and finish reamers and some gauges and get to work.

This will be a work in progress so I will update the post as I go along,

Catching up on things

The Dansk Gevær Journal has been quiet for a while, this is not to say we have not been doing things, the reloading consumables side of things is ticking along nicely however there is still the ongoing issue of availability in the UK with some specific items being either non existent or thin on the ground. No matter, I am sure things will get better for UK shooters in 2014.

Anyway, enough of this reloading stuff, this is a Danish Rifle Journal and I have a project that needs looking at 🙂