I picked up a rossi single shot with a 22 and a 20 guage barrel. The outside dimensions of both barrels are basically the same at the chamber area so you can imagine how heavy the 22 is for no good reason. The goal of the gun is to be a cheap easy to handle rig for my kids to shoot. I am thinking about having someone go to work on it and mill the chamber area down to a much smaller size. I still want it to fit the action nicely but just lighten it up a bunch! Any idea what this would cost? I was also wondering if it would be feasable to have the chamber modified to a 22wmr. Could that be easily accomplished?
To get an idea it is the bottom of the three barrels in this pic. You can see how huge the chamber area is vs how thin the barrel is.