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A couple weeks ago my Grandfather showed me a Remington semi-auto 12 gauge that belonged to his father. It has a fiberglass barrel. Does anyone have any experience with this?

Thanks,
Chris.

P.S. Sorry for putting this thread in the wrong place before.
 

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the only fiberglass barrel I have ever heard of was the Winchester Win-lite barrel
 

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I am having "flash-backs" of my uncle having a 12 gauge with a fiberglass barrel, (many years ago) - I will have to ask him.

I wish that I could remember my memories - :confused: :( :bawling:
 

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there is a guy in Cal. that makes them about 6' long and ports the last two feet. he uses them for pest geese, shoots farther and quieter, and is not a suppressor per ATF. its been in Popular Mechanics and Farm Show. He says its a take off of the Winlite style.
 

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would they be 12 gauge - or more along the line of a cannon?
 

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Winchester 59 article:
http://www.gunshopfinder.com/articles/winchester59.html

And it's not actually fiberglass, but a very thin steel barrel wrapped in fiberglass thread (something like 10,000 miles or some extreme length of thread).
I think may have been the first shotgun with choke tubes.

Every one I've seen, which isn't many, had a pretty battered looking barrel. They had bumps and gouges and generally looked awful, so I'm guessing they were pretty soft and easy to ding up in the field.
 

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I have a CF sleeve on one of my T2K barrels...

 

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That's a great looking rig, Tom! :rock:
 

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Glass barrel

Watch carbon fiber in a lightning storm, [ it explodes if struck,] didn't know they made that barrel. Tom where did you get that blue furniture, that looks sharp.
 
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