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    Posted: February 09 2023 at 8:05pm
Look what followed me home today….chopped barrel and wood, drilled and tapped for scope mount. But it’s a 1941 and I have almost all the parts to make it right again.
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Nice project! 
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looking forward to seeing you save on this one , should be real nice - you got a good foundation to start with
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Nice, not many of these around.
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Thanks fellas! It will be a fun project to be sure.
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Yes, that will be a fun project.
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Would you install a new barrel to alleviate the "chopped" one?
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Its amazing how fast they banged these out, mine is #2579 first run of 10,000 and yours is half way through the next 10,000.
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Yes HT, new barrel coming.
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I look forward to watching the progress!
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Do keep us updated.  I have a '41 around here someplace.

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UPDATE: The chopped barrel was finally able to be removed. There had to be a relief cut made to take the stresses out of the barrel/action connection. Once removed, a black 'goo' shall we call it was found and could have had a part in the great difficulty removing the barrel. Now, after trying to install 11 different, full length barrels, has become a nightmare. None of the 11 barrels would 'clock' properly, in fact, not even close to threading in far enough. It seems that these early 1941 barrels have shorter screw thread lengths. My buddy has one more barrel to try then we are almost out of options. We figure we may have to have a barrel shortened at the screw threads to make it fit. Has anyone on this site run into this problem?
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Canuck, can’t quite follow what you said.  Is the barrel “under clocked”, I.e stops short of the front sight being vertical? Also, results in excess headspace such that a longer bolt head can’t correct it?  If so, you may need to get some of the barrel shoulder skimmed off in a lathe. 
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That is exactly correct, you summed it up nicely.
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sao - is it sported ? 
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More important question:  where are you finding barrels for it?
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