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    How would you use your lathe to ream and tap a vent rib barrel for chokes; and what companies make those reamers and taps, specifically for the Browning Gold?

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    I,am no expert on shotguns, but i would set it up the same as a chamber reaming. One end in a spyder and the other in the chuck, if you use a 4 jaw the rib should fit between the jaws, for the reamer try Brownells, or Midway. O be sure theres enought barrel left to be safe first.

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    Thanks. BTW-what is a spider? Where can i find one?

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    A spider is just a pipe that fits the back of the lathe spindle, 4 bolts holes are taped in it, just like a cheep 4 jaw chuck. Its used in the same way a chuck is, you center the front and back of the barrel so it runs true from end to end. You make them.

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    Kurt-
    After measuring from chuck to end of spindle, the barrels would be to short(20-22")to pass through to use a Spider. Maybe some type of collar that would slip over the barrel, with a slot cut into it for the vent rib, and that could run in a steady rest, with the chamber chucked? How do the pro's do it?

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    Sounds like a plan to me. Don't know how the pro's do it, but would guess your way is darn close. I would try it on something first just to see how it works out before doing the real thing.

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    Apparently, they make a spider for the steady rest, specifically for a vent rib shotgun barrel-who'd of thunk it!
    http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/sto...DY+REST+SPIDER
    although it's discontinued, it works for me.

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    Looks like something we could make in our sleep.

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    This is what I made to work on barrels.
    <p>just put something between the screw and barrel to protect the finish. Works very good.
    Jim


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