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63DH8
September 17, 2001, 15:27
I have a set of alumininininin barrel vice jaws, clamped down on the barrel, used big piece of pipe, and the danged thing still spun. Where can I get some barrel rosin from?

(Let's try that again... aluminininininin! :cool: )

av8tor
September 17, 2001, 16:39
try www.brownells.com (http://www.brownells.com)

Av

Rule .308
September 17, 2001, 18:05
I was once told that barrel rosin is nothing more than talc and to try the local bowling alley??? I have yet to try it myself but it may be worth a try.

kotengu
September 17, 2001, 18:39
That's the kind of info I love! Does anybody have verification of that (or other "home remedies")?

Derby FALs
September 17, 2001, 18:41
Here is an art supply source. Rosin is $6.95 per pound compared to $18.95 from Brownells.

Powdered Rosin (http://www.dickblick.com/zz452/06/products.asp?param=0&ig_id=1834)

[ September 17, 2001: Message edited by: Derby FALs ]

ricochet
September 17, 2001, 18:57
Also, there was a post a little while back (in Gunsmithing) saying that baseball pitcher's rosin can be used. It's easy enough to find, dunno the price.

avlonfrg
September 17, 2001, 20:29
Dick's Sporting Goods web site lists Ebonite brand rosin bags for bowlers at $1.99. That's what I used for my successful first attemptat putting a barrel on an Entreprise receiver.

John W

zoom
September 17, 2001, 20:47
A local gunsmith, that I have never had a good experience with, but I've seen him mentioned favorably several times on rec.guns and ar15.com, uses violin bow rosin. It's in a hard block about 3/4" x 1" x 1/2".z

Borislav
September 17, 2001, 20:56
I use sugar and it works fine.

Derby FALs
September 17, 2001, 21:13
That can't be any good. It's too cheap :D

Wright Brothers Gunsmiths
September 18, 2001, 12:57
Originally posted by Rule .308:
<STRONG>I was once told that barrel rosin is nothing more than talc and to try the local bowling alley??? I have yet to try it myself but it may be worth a try.</STRONG>

Rosin is tree sap..... Talc is a metamorphic rock that when powdered is good in your shoes and on babies bottoms.
No,Virginia, They are NOT the same!

Lewis, Geologist

[ September 18, 2001: Message edited by: Wright Bros Gunsmiths ]

moparman
September 18, 2001, 13:42
Uhhhh... Rosin would be sort of tacky so as to hold the barrel. Talc would be slippery so it would slip.
I hope no one is that inexperienced and uses talc. I used it when I play pool. It was slippery then. I used it when I had an infant son and it was slippery then. Why would anyone ever think it would help hold a barrel solid??? :confused:

hydrotx
September 18, 2001, 14:40
Originally posted by Wright Bros Gunsmiths:
<STRONG>

Talc is a metamorphic rock that when powdered is good in your shoes and on babies bottoms.

Lewis, Geologist

[ September 18, 2001: Message edited by: Wright Bros Gunsmiths ]</STRONG>

Damn, not another Geo on the board, that makes three at my last count...