There are so many variables to consider here, but the short answer would be yes, it is possible to fit an existing set of barrels from one gun to another. Techniques such as laser & tig welding would be an invaluable tool for such a task.
What year is this Scott Premier?
What type of Premier is it, Hammer, Hammerless?
What type of Action? Treble grip?
Rib Extension or not?
#1. If this Premier is a treble grip gun...My thought is the barrels of the donor gun would have to come off of another Scott made gun using the same type of action, due the quirky cocking system used, along with the rib extension. At the very least...the job would include a rib relay (premier ribs over to the donor gun) and a fitting job that will require the services of a laser or very talented tig welder to build up the low spots. Probably expect to pay in the neighborhood of $2000 on up for this job.
#2. The cost of new barrels would take that option out of the equation..unless the gun was something extremely special like a Extra Special Premier, then it might be worth it.
#3. If you found a set of donor barrels, another option would be to use the parts off of the original guns barrels and transfer them to the donor set. Parts like...the lump, the forend hanger, ribs and rib extension. The lump would have to be fitted and brazed in place, as would the rib extension. The ribs and forend hanger relayed. Then all of this would have to be refitted to make it work. I could only imagine the talents of a laser welder would come into play here to build up spots that needed more meat and so on and so forth. Quite the task, and to be honest, I've never heard of it being done. It is quite possible though. I could only imagine that the price would be astronomical.
Full length tube inserts would work, but nobody really likes those.
Sleeving would obviously be the more practical solution, with Teagues not doing the lining anymore, sleeving is probably the right way to go to save the old Premier. If done right....it'll look ok and the gun will have a new lease on life.
Last edited by LeFusil; 01/04/12 12:39 PM.