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« on: July 15, 2017, 09:54:21 pm »


Winchester sold a ton of 1866 and 1873 lever actions and 44/40 was one of the most common calibers in the west. But what length of barrel was most popular back then?  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 09:58:48 am »

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 10:57:59 am »

     That's surprising.  Most of the pictures I've seen appear to be carbines. Sometimes though, it's hard to tell on the old photos if the barrels are round or octagonal. All of the 24" barrels would be octagonal. Correct?
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 12:52:41 pm »

The standard rifle was round barreled with the octagon being an adder. Most folks opted for the octagonal from what I read. I can check the Winchester book when I get home, but I'm pretty sure there were more 24" rifles then anything else. I think second is carbines and relatively few short rifles. After the 73 came out, you could pay to get any length you wanted as well as any stock option too.
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 08:56:18 pm »

The standard rifle was round barreled with the octagon being an adder. Most folks opted for the octagonal from what I read. I can check the Winchester book when I get home, but I'm pretty sure there were more 24" rifles then anything else. I think second is carbines and relatively few short rifles. After the 73 came out, you could pay to get any length you wanted as well as any stock option too.

Most common Aussie configuration (old models) would be rifle length barrel with short magazine - original long magazines are an uncommon sight here, particularly model 92. 
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 09:22:33 pm »

I grew up in the west and you never saw carbines. 
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