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Offline rich pierce

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original jaeger barrel
« on: August 05, 2008, 03:41:46 PM »
I bought an original jaeger barrel sight unseen.  I enjoy studying the original stuff.  It is 28 and 5/8” long, 1 and 1/8” at the breech, .915 at the waist and .987 at the muzzle.  It had been drilled and tapped for a drum.  The breech threads are about .715 (top to top).  It has 8 lands and grooves and is about .600 caliber and the rifling grooves are about .624, though everything is a little rough in there!  It has a fast twist, probably one turn in the length.  It has 3 tenons, a front sight and a long, 1” dovetail for a rear sight.  Thought you might enjoy seeing it so I took some pix quickly last night- they are a little rough as I didn’t have a tripod. 

I have no immediate plans but it’s a nice barrel and I enjoy seeing the workmanship.  I am going to be freshing out another barrel and I may do this one also.
Andover, Vermont