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JLM195650

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PostSubject: What type of barrel is this?   February 22nd 2018, 1:28 pm

Got it from a gun store I worked at, what is it? Friend thinks possibly Whitworth.
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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   February 22nd 2018, 2:30 pm

Not sure, but it sure looks heavy.

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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   February 22nd 2018, 2:33 pm

@OldMtnMan wrote:
Not sure, but it sure looks heavy.
It really is. Just can't find anything on the internet. I had never heard of a heptagonal barrel.
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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   February 22nd 2018, 5:02 pm

A lot of the old hand rifled barrels look like they are hexagonal but they aren't. It looks like a restocked old roundball rifle.
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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   February 22nd 2018, 6:31 pm

you have to figure out the twist of the barrels rifling. when you do that you can determine what kind of bullet to use in it. please do that first than we can turn that rifle into a tack driver.
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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   February 27th 2018, 1:58 pm

I wonder if it is an old match rifle. ditto about the rate of twist to see if it is likely a round ball or a picket bullet rifle.

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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   February 28th 2018, 8:44 am

Looks to me to be a old barrel I have one in a pistol that is from the old ways making of guns I say u got a keeper
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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   February 28th 2018, 9:01 am

@hunting savage wrote:
Looks to me to be a old barrel I have one in a pistol that is from the old ways making of guns I say u got a keeper
I was thinking so, but I was thinking of selling it to a collector or someone that might enjoy it more. I like my MLs, but I would like to get it in the hands of someone who could really appreciate it, gauge it, and know what to do.
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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   February 28th 2018, 10:24 am

See old barrels being reused (in the 60's through the 80"s) as new and used were in demand when the muzzleloading sport was at its biggest.  Then the in-lines did their thing and traditionals seemed to take a back seat. Now you see interest growing with the traditional firearms modern and antique. In your case this is an antique, read on.

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From looking at the bore, diameter of the barrel, rifling (lands), style and shape of the gun itself. I think you have a late era 1870's-80's rifle in good condition. 

Many of the poor parts of the country didn't go to cartridge guns until after WWI with used modern military rifles like Mausers, Springfields, etc. were available on the open market.

In the 40's (1940's) my father and a few of his friends (may have heard of one - Turner Kirkland) would advertise in the local papers there was going to be a trade exchange in that area on such and such a date. I remember going to WV around Wheeling from the Phila. area and watch them trading '92's and '94's for muzzleloaders, this was a very successful venture. You couldn't believe how many Civil War guns (hand and shoulder) were still being used (just meat getters and personal protection to the owners).

Have owned and handled hundreds that look like this rifle using the Goulcher percussion style lock (not bragging, that's what my family collected, sold, traded, swapped in for generations). 

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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   February 28th 2018, 10:31 am

Wow thanks. I had a friend that looked at it and it was old. It had been reused and I just don't know about things to work on it much. Not sure how to check rifling or caliber that well. I thought about a wall hanger, but if it is that old, I would like to find someone who could really appreciate it and add to there collection. I didn't know what I had when I picked it up for cheap with another ML gun and barrel.
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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   February 28th 2018, 10:38 am

Take some good clean pictures, full length, both sides, close up of lock. Best pictures are taken on a light colored background, like a light blue blanket - take the pictures outside around dinner time (little to no shadows seen). Post a half dozen here and I'll bet you'll have an offer.  

Be fun to make this an auction for the rifle and see who really wants the gun, what do you think Jon?   rabbit

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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   February 28th 2018, 10:41 am

Will do, as soon as I get them I will post them.
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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   February 28th 2018, 10:48 am

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Will do, as soon as I get them I will post them.

I'll talk to Jon about an auction too.

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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   February 28th 2018, 10:49 am

Sounds great!
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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   March 2nd 2018, 10:56 am

@Buck Conner wrote:
@JLM195650 wrote:
Will do, as soon as I get them I will post them.

I'll talk to Jon about an auction too.
Finally got to get some more pictures, is it better to post them here or in a new post? Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   March 2nd 2018, 11:40 am

Talked to Jon, he felt figure out your best asking price and put the gun for sale in the "Classified" section with pictures and a description of the gun. 

If need be I can walk you through the process before you yell HELP.  PM me.   :rtup

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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   March 2nd 2018, 11:50 am

Got it, I will go over there and post it. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   March 2nd 2018, 10:10 pm

it may have come from ohio from the looks of it.
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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   March 3rd 2018, 4:52 am

@strong eagle wrote:
it may have come from ohio from the looks of it.
That's interesting. I have more pictures posted over in the classified with the gun.
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PostSubject: Re: What type of barrel is this?   March 3rd 2018, 8:56 am

@strong eagle wrote:
it may have come from ohio from the looks of it.

This style was built all over the east coast, very common style that was built for over a 50 year period.

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