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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-16-2019, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Gunsmith to bore a Renegade barrel

So I have a bug up my butt to get a second barrel for my Renegade and have it converted to a smoothbore. Being from SW PA, is this something that can be done by most gunsmiths, or would this have to be done by someone who specializes in black powder? Also, does anyone have any idea how big I could safely have a barrel that is 1" flats bored?

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Bob Hoyt in Fairfield should be able to do a good job.
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Is there contact info or a website or anything for Mr. Hoyt?

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Another for Bobby Hoyt!

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He runs a business, so his number on the internet, he can be reached at 717-642-6696. He is honest and reasonable. Call till you can get ahold of him or leave a message. He is working in a shop of running machines and can not always get the phone when it rings.
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Oh okay, I appreciate it! I'll try to give him a call this week.

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To your second question, I asked Mr. Hoyt about this and he needs to check the depth of the screw holes to see what caliber he can go to. I wanted 56 if I remember right.
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Is there contact info or a website or anything for Mr. Hoyt?
Bobby Hoyt
Freischutz Gun Shop
2379 Mt Hope Rd
Fairfield, Pa.
717-642-6696

If You call, let it ring awhile. If he is on a drill or laythe, it takes time to shut it down before he will answer.

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I called and left him a message on Friday and am waiting a call back. I really wanted to go to .62 but I'm not sure that's possible with the existing barrel. I'll ask him when I talk to him, but does he do custom barrels at all? Though I'm sure the best way would be to get a dedicated fowler at that point; I've been putting off getting one because I don't have the cash for an in-the-white gun and a kit is just more time than I have right now, especially with my limited tools and experience. I don't shoot the Renegade anymore so I was hoping to pick up a second barrel and convert it into something I could use as a shotgun.

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