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Special order mod 1892 Half Octagon issue
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January 26, 2016 - 7:16 pm
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Not exactly new , but weather is bad and I cant get out to shoot ….. so

This is a Half-Octagon Takedown 38 full mag. SNA Jan 13 1903.  

I can see why this configuration is rare ,  with most Half- Oct having the short mag, because the extra step of the reduced round barrel at the hanger location (without the hanger being modified to extra length) creates a stress on the barrel ,as the mag tube is bent upward like a banana. You can feel this when unscrewing the mag tube. (very tight)

I knew this could not be a good thing , so I removed the hanger to shoot ,and have greatly improved accuracy as expected. With a modified longer hanger I expect this would be a non Issue , but in the looks department it would probably look weird with a gap between barrel and mag tube

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Phil,

That particular configuration is very rare.  Of the 600+ TD rifles in my survey there are only 11 with 1/2 octagon bbls with full mags.  Most are 1/2 mag rifles.  Provided that I dont already have this one in the survey (if you could send me the SN) there are only 3 in the larger calibers (2) in 38 WCF and (1) in 44WCF.  In small calibers there are 3 in 25 WCF and 5 in 32WCF (one with sling eyes). What also sets yours apart is the fancier wood.  

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That’s a nice looking ’92. That tiger stripe wood is beautiful. I am also fond of the 1/2 OB w/ full mags.

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I hate to have to agree with Gary all of the time but he’s right, the wood on that rifle is gorgeous Cool

Brad

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