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What years were heavy and extra heavy barrels offered as a catalog option?
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I’m referring to lever action repeating rifles.  I looked in my 1916 catalog and they were not listed as an, “extra.”  They are some models where we see them more regularly (e.g. M1873, 1886) and then other models very rarely (e.g. M1892 and M1894).  I’m suspecting the (cataloged) option had disappeared prior to the M1892 and M1894 coming out?

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 Looking thru the Catalogues in the book set by Armory Publications under extras, the first listing in repeaters is 1875 and the last is 1908. T/R

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 Looking thru the Catalogues in the book set by Armory Publications under extras, the first listing in repeaters is 1875 and the last is 1908. T/R  

Thanks.  Does it specify for what models it was an available extra?  I’m particularly interested in the M1892 and M1894.

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 Without going thru them again and going from memory, it starts in the 1875 catalogue as saying repeaters and in 1895 used the wording 1873 and 1886. At some point they added single shot and in 1909 only listed the single shot. T/R

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For the Single Shot, heavier than standard barrels were available though March 1918. That stated, they were not listed or ordered as “heavy” or “extra heavy”. Instead, they were ordered by the size number, e.g. “4”, “5”, or “6”.

Based on the fact that heavier than standard barrels were available for the Single Shot until March 1918, I suspect that they could still be special ordered for the Models 1873, 1886, 1892, and 1894 as well.

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The last 73 I found with a heavy barrel is 1906.

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