I am going to shorten my rifle a few inches and am wondering what is the preferred method of cutting & crowning a chrome lined barrel? I do have access to a full machine shop and skilled associates who have agreed to help me if I get in a bind. This gun will still be legal (>16"), I just want some input before I lathe away.
I am in the bush, so simply stopping by does not apply.
I am thinking:
Use the lathe for an even circle on the barrel.
cut barrel via blade, disc, other ???
Smooth & square barrel end on lathe.
Crown barrel on lathe with file, cutter, stone? Any concerns with crowning on the chrome?
Test fire for straight shot.
Any input would be greatly appreciated!