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Measuring Stevens Barrels.
Apr 14th, 2019 at 12:22am
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This is a dumb question that I probably know the answer to but seem to have forgotten. Do you measure from the muzzle to the end of the chamber or to where the barrel butts up to the reciever? Was measuring some today for another thread here and don't come up with an even number on either measurement on any of my 44 1/2's. Old man's brain fade.
  
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Re: Measuring Stevens Barrels.
Reply #1 - Apr 14th, 2019 at 12:36am
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Face of breechblock to muzzle.
  
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Re: Measuring Stevens Barrels.
Reply #2 - Apr 14th, 2019 at 7:49am
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NONE of my Tip-Ups have nominal barrel length. They vary +/- 5/16". Back in the day, they probably saw-cut blanks to length and then cleaned up on the lathe.
  
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Re: Measuring Stevens Barrels.
Reply #3 - Apr 14th, 2019 at 12:12pm
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It's rare for any old singleshot rifle I've measured to come up to exact inch lengths. They almost always have a little extra beyond the advertised lengths of 28", 30", etc.
The only exception I've seen is in Creedmoor length barrels, where there were rules stating maximum length. Those 34" length Creedmoor barrels always come up exactly 34". Even when the barrels are on non Creedmoor longrange rifles.
  

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