Our most costly swamped rifle barrel, made in the USA, by L.C. & Liston Rice, Rice Muzzle Loading Rifle Barrels
cost a bit more than other barrels, due to the extra attention given to the bore and surfaces. All bores are reamed, rifled, and "ball burnished" to a mirror finish, with a more uniform bore diameter than can be achieved with reaming alone. Match quality, no break-in period, no hand lapping is required. This barrel will shoot accurately from the very first shot.
We offer the 44" length Rice swamped barrels in three profiles (weights), depending on caliber. Known as the American Heritage
profile, our 44" swamped rifle barrel copies the design used in the famous bicentennial longrifles made by John Bivins and others, for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Our ‘A' profile American Heritage
barrel, in .40 caliber, has a .950" breech, .668" waist, .815" muzzle, with round bottom rifling.
Cut Rifling Specifications:
Rice Muzzle Loading Rifle Barrels
- Cut rifled, each bore has 6 lands and grooves.
- Grooves are cut .016" deep, with round bottom rifling.
- Twist is 1 turn in 48 inches, for .40 caliber round ball.
- Rice barrels do not require lapping or extensive shooting to break-in.
- Crown is 60 degree lathe cut and polished.
are set between centers and milled octagonal, insuring a centered bore, concentric with the exterior, with no "run-out". Each barrel is stress relieved in an atmosphere controlled electric furnace, to eliminate work hardening or barrel warp, and to dampen harmonic vibrations or barrel whip.
After the rifling has been cut, each bore is "ball burnished". A carbide bore-sizing die is pulled through the barrel, to insure bore dimension uniformity, eliminating any tight or loose spots inside the barrel. This critical procedure leaves the top of the lands smooth and polished, equaling the traditional lead lapping procedure. Rice barrels are Match grade quality, with bench rest capability. Rice barrels do not require lapping or extensive shooting to break-in.Rice Muzzle Loading Rifle Barrels
are premium quality barrels in every sense! A small maker's trade mark, and caliber mark, is stamped near the breech, on the bottom of each barrel.Rice Muzzle Loading Rifle Barrels
include a fitted and indexed flared tang plug, threaded to an inside depth of .500". We can quickly install underlugs and sights, at small extra cost. See our gunsmithing service options. Allow three to seven days shop time, when you choose optional labor.
We stock these fine quality Rice Muzzle Loading Rifle Barrels
, for same day shipment, when you click ADD TO CART and complete our shopping cart check out. Inspect the item, return it for same day refund if not delighted. You will be pleased with your choice. You pay postage, your only risk.
Call 763-633-2500 to place your order by telephone. Be sure to have your written list of part numbers, quantities, and credit card ready.