|Hey Joe...what is actually wrong with the barrel? A shotgun barrel, unlike a rifle barrel, can be repaired. If its a simple dent or two, then they can "panel beat" them out.|
Ok Vince you got me. Please explain "panel beat"?
Panel beating is what they do to metal to straighten it out or return it to its intended shape...like the work done to your car after you bend it in an accident.
Out here in Australia, a body repair shop is called a Panel Beater because that is exactly what they do...they beat the panels back into shape with a hammer and dollies...where possible.
You can have the same done with a shotgun barrel. Through careful and judicious tapping with the appropriate tools and barrel insert they can repair a shotgun barrel by "beating" out a dent and returning the barrel to its former shape and true.
Gunsmith - Removing dents from shotgun barrels