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gnoahhh
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Quick barrel question
Jan 14th, 2022 at 9:03pm
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I recently acquired a dandy High Wall rebarreled with a #4 weight half-octagon barrel, in .32-40. It shoots exceptionally well but I'm in the dark as to who built the gun and who made the barrel. The only markings on it are "TJF" and ".32-40".  (It has standard .32-40 bore dimensions, with wide shallow grooves and narrow lands - and is LH twist, almost puts me in mind of Pope's rifling.) Thoughts?
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Re: Quick barrel question
Reply #1 - Jan 14th, 2022 at 11:54pm
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Found this link.

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Says TJF is       T.J. Fitzpatrick

Not much searching for that name though.

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Re: Quick barrel question
Reply #2 - Jan 15th, 2022 at 12:40am
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Thanks, Jack.

"1898" isn't much to go on. Date of birth maybe? That would make sense because the stamping looks to have been done with hand stamps - with that 50's-60's look, if you know what I mean. Could've been a guy in his 50's-70's 50 years ago who did it. A lot to infer from three letters stamped on a barrel, for sure. I'm holding out for more info - the LH twist is a head scratcher though - who was doing that rifling form in the "modern" era?
  
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Reply #3 - Jan 15th, 2022 at 7:49am
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Back in the 1970s, more or less, there was a gunsmith in the Gary, Indiana area - if I remember correctly - who fancied himself a disciple of Pope and attempted to rifle barrels in the Pope style.  He was written up at least once.  Unfortunately, I can't remember his name or where the article appeared.  I also believe his work was discussed at least once on this forum.

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