Here is an easy set-up for crowning. This tool is an 11 degree crowning tool with a set of interchangeable pilots. I rented this from 4D Reamer Rentals LTD so that I could quickly and accurately crown this 10-22 barrel. This set-up is in the lathe with a floating reamer holder. I put the lathe in back gears and run it slow to avoid any chatter, that with plenty of oil leaves a nice finish, as seen below.
I will add a little more about the project gun every few days. Its a fun way to turn an old beat up 22 into a new and accurate toy, maybe even a competitor.
Read on: How to Update an Old 10-22, Part II