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Firearm Barrels

Firearm Barrels

So what is a gun barrel?

Firearms such as (rifles, shotguns, and pistols), the chamber is an integral part of the barrel, for it is the barrel of the gun. Once the bullet has been activated the bullet travel though the barrel on the gun that is often made by simply reaming the rear bore of a barrel blank, with a single chamber within a single barrel.

Gun Barrels: is a metal tube through which hot, rapidly expanding propellant gases convert stored chemical energy to kinetic energy by accelerating a bullet, shot swarm or other mass to a velocity. … In shotguns, the barrel controls the tightness and quality of the pattern.


The chamber is the portion of the barrel or firing cylinder in which the cartridge is inserted before being fired. Rifles and pistols mostly have a single chamber in their barrel, but revolvers have multiple chambers in their cylinder, and no chamber in their barrel

Once a pond a time riffle barrels were not bored meaning they were no twisted machining in the barrel and the bullets were round and the accuracy was not so good. Take a look at the Revolutionary war, these guy were up in your face and stood shoulder to shoulder and they fired in groups at close range, if not for close range well there would have been a lot of wasted bullets, another word after a certain distance the accuracy was totally lost. Can you imagine no armor for protection just standing face to face at a short distance at point blank range firing and being fired at. Man that is brave you have to have nerves of steel. Thank goodness they did not have the ability for rapid fire.

To help to make the riffles more accurate the barrels of the gun was lengthened, of course this helped to a point. Later on around the Civil War the bullets were long gated and grooves were cast into the bullets in which made the projectile spin when fired In -turn the accuracy improved dramatically.




Once rifling was introduced to Handguns and rifles barrels by machining a helical groove pattern inside the barrel the internal (bore) surface of a gun‘s barrel, the grooves cut lengthwise and in a twisting motion into the inside of the barrel. The grooves cause a bullet to spin, which makes it shoot out straighter and travel faster. that exerting torque and thus imparting a spin to a projectile around its longitudinal axis during shooting. The accuracy tremendously improved.

Rifles are typically used for firing at stationary targets. The bore of a rifle barrel is made for only one specific caliber of ammunition.

To note: Most shotguns are not rifled inside.

                                            SHOT GUN BARREL  The rifling on a gun barrel twists the bullet so it spins as it flies. If the bullet doesn’t spin as it flies, it only shoots straight and fast if it keeps its body exactly in line with the path of its flight. Therefore the accuracy of much longer shots was attained.

Each riffling has it’s own finger print a barrel will produce individual markings in addition to a bullet’s land and groove impressions as the bullet passes through, and it is these unique markings that an examiner evaluates to determine whether a given bullet was fired from a particular firearm.

The cool thing is you can replace these barrel and also change out the caliber. As the barrels wear they will tend to lose their accuracy and the riffling begins to wear it may be time to replace the barrel and in doing so you can choose a better barrel one that is better made.

                                                RIFLE BARREL

Here at THE HUNTERS BLIND LLC .COM we have many many different types of replacement barrel to choose from.

So happy barrels

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