Re: p14 brit drill rifle
Sounds like the rifle is beyond returning to serviceable condition. Usually, the "De-Mill" process involves boring a hole in both the chamber and the receiver. If that is the case (the receiver has a hole drilled into it in the chamber area) the rifle is done as a shooter. Even if you re-barrel it, the hole in the receiver makes that a very weak point in the area that gets the highest pressure.
As far as filling the hole in the barrel and reaming the chamber, Jim K is right on about you will likely end up ruining a chamber reamer for nothing. The chamber steel is softer than the reamer, and it's almost certain that the reamer will ream off-center when you begin milling on any sort of "plug".
If the hole is only in the barrel, you might get away with re-barreling it. One problem you might consider, if this was the case, is that the rifle's paper trail indicates to the BATF that this is a non-shooter. The Feds might have a problem with it. You want to stay legal, my friend.
Last edited by jim brady; 08-09-2010 at 09:56 PM..
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