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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:56 pm 
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Hi everyone, I have this Beeman 1040 series rifle they sell at Cdn Tire. I know, far from the best rifle you can get, but I was lured by the nice wood stock, and I bought it. Now I need to recrown the barrel, it's really ugly and the outside chamfer is almost sharp enough to cut a finger.
I believe this is a plated barrel, so I would like to know if recrowning it would chip the plating off?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:01 pm 
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Pretty positive this isn't plated. Plating costs money. Best thing to do is chuck it up in a lathe and grind a concave HSS tool to reshape the crown.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:54 pm 
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Thanks a lot for your answer, rrdstarr. I really like your idea of making a specific tool for crowning, I could use it for my other air guns as well.
After about 3 hours of Google search, I've never been able to find a clear answer about the material used for the barrel. I'm talking about the actual riffled barrel, not the tapered outer shroud. I've seen all kind of things like chrome plated steel, plain steel, zinc or nickel plated steel, and even stainless steel.
After that search, I did a little test on the underside of the barrel. I ground a small hidden area with my Dremel tool, about 0.010'' deep, and applied bluing agent. The metal reacted like any other regular steel I blued, and the area surrounding it stayed shinny. That's telling me it's plated steel, so if I recrown it, I will have to keep the end of the barrel well protected with gun oil.
I hope this will be helpful for somebody else.

Greetings


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:58 am 
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Sorry I didn't know the barrel was plated! I had a 1040 and it was just blued steel!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:06 am 
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Not your bad, Beeman's! You wouldn't believe the number of different looking 1040 I saw while searching :D .


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:44 am 
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I can recall three. The blued .177 model, your "chromed" model and I think a dual calibre model too.

I gave mine to the in-laws for Squirrel control! First and last springer I will own!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:55 pm 
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What kind of ''behavior'' did it had? Mine's also in need of serious trigger work.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:36 pm 
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Little off topic but, from what I have read and experienced is a Springer is limited by it's trigger. I had cheap springers and they were pretty terrible. But an hw rekord trigger changes the whole game.
Anyhow hope you get your gun to where you want it!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:35 am 
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Re crown it and then blue it. It will look OK and won't rust.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:47 pm 
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Done! I did it with an old router's carbide cutter, turned by hand, and finished with # 220 and #400 sand paper. Much cleaner!


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