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A good barrel makes a good gun
VERNEY-CARRON, ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST BARREL MAKERS
An envied know-how
Verney-Carron has been designing and manufacturing high quality barrels for nearly two centuries. The Verney-Carron family is motivated by a shared passion and has managed to combine art and trade, tradition and industrialisation..
 
VERNEY-CARRON, A FOREFIGURE IN STEEL SHOT BARRELS.
 
We have been making barrels for different markets around the world that are perfectly suited for steel shot since 1985.
Extract from the 1901-1902 catalogue:
The gun's barrel is an essential part of the weapon. A superior quality metal must be used that is both hard and elastic and works in such a way that the grain is able to provide extreme tolerance to the powder's expansive effect.
Conscientious manufacture must not stop there, it must also ensure the inputs of intelligent craftsmen who are specialists in their trades. Uniting the various successful elements ensures that the diverse and difficult operations that are needed for the true and serious business of producing a gun barrel are done well.
 
 
       
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The manufacturing stages
 A VERY GOOD STEEL FOR BETTER ELASTICITY
The primary requirement for a barrel is its power, relative lightness, elasticity, good balance and strength when fired. These benefits are obtained by selecting a fine steel with added chrome and molybdenum. The tubes are manufactured by cold extrusion in successive passes and obtained by reshaping the material without drilling to avoid mixing the steel and adjuvants.
 
 BARREL ASSEMBLY
The precision of the pieces, to the nearest one hundredth of a mm, mean that assembly is faultless and ensures perfect shooting and convergence without needing any retouching as this is always detrimental to the barrel's finished quality.


 MACHINING AND PRECISE CALIBRATION OF THE BARREL
Machining the tube for a gun barrel requires great experience and the use of sophisticated equipment. The internal calibration of the tubes is done by cold hammering after lapping has provided greater tenacity and elasticity and a superficial hardening that improves the resistance to friction from the charge as it passes down the inside of the tube. The tube is then profiled on a digitally controlled lathe prior to external rectification.
 
 ELABORATE BRAISING
This stage involves silver soldering the different parts of the barrel. This is done in a highly sophisticated oven that avoids any deformation or oxidation whilst the barrel elements are perfectly soldered and then cooled slowly.

 FINISHING
 Manual dressing by highly qualified craftsmen.
 Diamond lapping of the barrel interior.
Cold hammering to ensure that the bore
is perfectly calibrated
 Hard chroming of the interior for better protection.
 Braising for its resistance to oxidation and to give it its blue-black final appearance.
Dressing the barrel

Assembly by silver soldering

 THE WOODCOCK SPECIAL

Verney-Carron, with its engineering and design department and top-notch expertise, has designed a special barrel for woodcock. It is always difficult to shoot this majestic bird: you expect it on one side and it goes from the other. This is why a barrel with special rifling was designed to achieve an optimal spread without sacrificing control, and providing exceptional grouping.
 
 
 
THE VERNEY-CARRON WARRANTY
All the firearms presented in this catalogue that have been manufactured by us, or for us, are guaranteed against all manufacturing defects for a period of 2 years - “Superior” proof test (excluding air rifles that have 1 year warranties).
All arms are proofed at an Official Proof House of the C.I.P.
   
If a hunter has confidence in his firearm, he will be a better shot. For this reason, all Verney-Carron rifled guns are thoroughly adjusted, checked and proofed in order to give the best possible results.
 
To ensure this, our factory has a private and integrated range which is used by our weapons testers who have been selected for their knowledge of the firearms concerned, their concentration abilities and consistent accuracy.
 
Each gun is carefully adjusted. This is an essential step in the process and the guarantee of good results. A veritable assault course that guarantees hunter satisfaction.
   

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