Gary Reeder
back a hundred years ago before I got smart and bought the
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 12:13

right tools for the job, I made one out of a real dense wood. It was just the head that holds the barrel and put in a large heavy vise. I had 2 or 3 different heads of different sizes for different size barrels. It worked for a year or so of using it 3 or 4 times a week. Finally I bought one of the big free standing hydraulic presses that is a standing piece of equipment which needs very little muscle to do the job.
We use it several times a day and it sure makes things easier and does not scratch or damage the gun. You can get a small one for less than $200 from Harbor Freight. Then cut the wood into the right size for the barrels and you are set.

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