How To Rebore A Rifle Barrel

Most folks would not rebore a rifle themselves. It is much easier to send it off to a professional to do it for you, and you know it will probably get done without you messing up your own gun! However if you really want to know how to rebore a rifle barrel for a larger caliber, check out this video from Midway USA we came across. Hope you enjoy it!

In this video, Larry Portterfield who is the founder and CEO of MidwayUSA, shows us how to properly rebore and rechamber a rifle. In his example Larry is using a Winchester 1885 Low Wall that was made in 1891! The Winchester 1885 is a single-shot rifle that was designed by the legendary John Browning. However, these rifles were used 32 rimfire caliber, which is now obsolete. So if you have one, you won’t get ammo for it anymore! So Larry will rechamber the rifle from the obsolete 32 rimfire caliber to 357 Magnum.

As you may well notice, reboring a rifle is not a simple task. You need the right equipment and certain skills to be able to properly complete the task of reboring and rechambering a rifle.

If you are not experienced in this type of work, you should perhaps consider rather a professional doing the task for you. Not only will it probably save you from ruining a vintage rifle, but it will also be a lot safer!

Wrapping Up

Have you ever rebored and rechambered a rifle yourself? How did it go? Would you recommend folks try to do it themselves or should they rather just leave it to the professionals?

If you have any thoughts or tips that you would like to share with the rest of us, please feel free to leave a note in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you!