Looking for rifle barrels? Look no further! Here at GunBroker.com we have a huge selection of rifle barrels for sale. You can find barrels for antique guns and collectible guns as well as barrels for the most advanced and modern semi-automatic rifles and hunting rifles. With so many modular designs on the market today it is common for gun owners to swap out barrels depending on their shooting requirements. Read our brief summary on rifle barrels before you head to our auction pages to find your own.
It should come as no surprise that rifles are so-titled due to the rifling inside their barrels. These grooves in the wall of the rifle barrel spin the bullet as it is fired, an innovation that lead to longer range and higher accuracy in long arms. Although the earliest accounts of rifling date to the 16th century, it did not become a common practice until manufacturing methods were improved, especially by the Industrial Revolution.
The muskets that preceded rifles were loading with loose musket balls that would bounce around the smoothbore barrel as they were fired, leading to wear and tear over time and creating less accurate targeting. Rifles with their rifled barrels became the most widely used firearm in the world once producing them became more precise and less costly. Today rifle barrels run a wide gamut of rifling styles that affect twist rate and bullet stability. Sniper rifles and competitive shooting rifles rack up some of the most impressive long-distance records due in no small part to their barrels.
You can find a huge variety of rifle barrels here at GunBroker.com, including barrels made by manufacturers like Remington, Mossberg and Bushmaster. While you're here be sure to check out any other rifle parts you may need or ammunition. If you don’t see exactly what you're looking for today, be sure to check back later. With auction listings that update every day and sometimes every hour, whatever type of rifle barrel you're looking for is sure to show up on the block sooner or later.