Hollow Ribs

Hollow Ribs

hrib1One of the things that I am frequently asked about, is a source for ribs that are suitable for double rifles. That is, ribs that are wide enough for the smaller tapers found on double rifle barrels and the wider gaps between those barrels. Until now, there has been nothing available unless one built the ribs themselves.

I am now offering steel rib blanks that are 5/8″ wide, 22″ long and .065″ thick. This length is suitable for most double rifles and will fit between the 1/4-rib and the front sight on the top, and between the sling mount and the muzzles of the barrels on the bottom, with enough material left to fit between the sling mount and the forend hanger. The price is per PAIR.

These are RIB BLANKS, meaning that they are intended to be tapered (if necessary) and fit by you, to your individual set of barrels. Once tapered, then the edges can be “draw filed” on the underside edges to apply the bevel that contacts the barrels.

Rib specifications:

  • 16ga cold rolled sheet steel
  • 22″ long, 5/8″ wide, and .065″ thick
  • Radius is .469″ (15/16″ diameter)

For more information about hollow ribs, please see the document linked below.

Hollow Ribs PDF

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Pricing is for informational purposes. We are working to get online ordering in place, but we are not able to accept orders at this time.
United States & Canada – One pair of ribs:
$29.95 + $6.00 S&H.
Total: $35.95
Colorado Residents – One pair of ribs:
$29.95 + $1.20 tax + $6.00 S&H.
Total: $37.15
Outside the USA & Canada – One pair of ribs:
$29.95 + $13.00 S&H.
Total: $42.95

Sorry, we are not able to take phone orders. Thank you for your understanding.