|Check out these shelf barrels - your barrel may already be made!|
Rifling method Our cut rifled "Border" barrels are rifled on our Pratt & Whitney rifling machines in our cut rifling barrel shop.
Calibres We are currently able to cut rifle barrels in the following calibres:
Twist Cut rifled barrels can be rifled with any twist from 6.5" up to infinity.
Number of grooves We have index plates for 4, 5 and 6 grooves. Generally, barrels have six grooves, except for the 30 calibres where 4 grooves is usual. We also have the ability to do 8 and 10 grooves on special request.
"5R" rifling Customers now have the choice of having barrels rifled with the "5R" rifling form, made famous by "Boots" Obermeyer. There will be a £6 surcharge for barrels with the "5R" rifling form.
Barrel contours and dimensions We have a fairly comprehensive list of standard barrel contours. If you require a non standard contour, or you require a modification to any of our standard contours, there may be a setup charge of £65 for the first barrel. This charge reflects the time required to program the CNC contouring lathe for your specific requirement. However, all subsequent barrels will be charged at the standard rate.
For finished barrel lengths greater than 30" (762mm) there will be a surcharge of £20 per inch (25mm). The maximum length of barrel we can make is 42" (1067mm), but this is dependent on the tooling available for any particular calibre.
Our normal barrel steel has a diameter of 34mm, but we can obtain steels to make barrels of larger diameter if required.
Barrel steel Archer barrels can be made in type 416R stainless, or in chrome moly steel. The hardness range will be 26 to 30 Rockwell 'C'.
|Rifled barrel blank - 1.3" diameter, 28" long|
|Contoured barrel blank (see list of contours)|
|Chambered blank (see list of reamers)|
|Threaded and chambered. (For Sauer barrels, add £75 + VAT)|
|Fitted and proofed. (For Sauer barrels, add £75 + VAT)|
|Threading muzzle for a sound moderator|
All export prices are quoted exclusive of VAT tax, which is applicable in the UK and Europe. The governing price is in pounds sterling. Euro prices are for quidance only and are based on an exchange rate of 1.00 Pounds = 1.20 euros. The exchange rate at the time of purchase will apply. Note that the general export prices may differ from those quoted by the agent in your country.
Quantity Discounts For barrels with our standard contours there is a discount of 5% available for 5+ barrels, 10% for 10+ barrels and 15% for 15+ barrels. For barrels made to your specific requirements, please contact us for a quote.
Test barrels We are the principal manufacturer of pressure, velocity and accuracy test barrels for Royal Ordnance, and we make test barrels for ammunition and powder manufacturers the world over, including PB Clermont in France, CBC Magtec in Brazil and Nammo in Sweden.
"Chopper lump" barrels We are now able to make barrels for double rifles. These barrels are made from forgings having a "lump" at one end which can be machined for left or right hand barrels. The forgings are stress relieved four times to ensure that they do not move during the machining process and the barrels remain straight. We are also able to contour these barrels to the customer's specification or drawing. These barrel are undoubtedly the best double rifle barrels available in the world today in terms of rifling quality, material quality and material dimensional stability. These barrels are available in all the common big-game calibres.
Drop in barrels We manufacture a range of ready proofed drop-in barrels in .22LR for the Anschutz target rifles (1400, 1800, 1900 and 2000 series), Walther target rifles (GX1 and KK200) and the Ruger 10/22. We also made drop in barrels for the Sauer rifle 'medium' calibres. The price for drop in barrels is as per the "Threaded and chambered" price above.
Export requirements We are required to obtain an export licence for all barrls exported outside the United Kingdom. If you are outside the EU, we require a copy of your valid import licence in order to obtain an export licence. Everyone (including importers outside the EU) will need to fill in an End User Undertaking form, which can be downloaded from our website. It can take up to 28 days for us to obtain our export licence. Quite often, we find that the delivery time of our barrels is dependent on how long it takes to get the necessary paperwork in place. It is therefore imperative that you act quickly to send us the necessary documents.
The End User Undertaking form is not easy to understand, even if English is your first language, so we will be happy to email you a form already filled in for your order. All you will have to do is print it, sign it where indicated and sent it back to us.
Contact us at: Border Barrels Ltd., The Green Barn, Newcastleton, Roxburghshire, TD9 0SN, UK
Payment methods We now have a credit card facility. Credit card payments will attract a 2.5% surcharge. Sorry about this, but that is what we are being charged to have this facility. We can accept the following cards for payment.
Being a licensable commodity, it is not possible for us to sell barrels 'online', so we do not have an online shopping cart facility for barrels on this website. Apart from a cheque in US dollars or pounds sterling, the other way to pay is by direct transfer from your bank account into ours. Our bank details will be on your invoice. The cost of the transfer will be carried by you.
Terms and Conditions Our general Terms and Conditions may be downloaded here.