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1894 half octagon half round
October 6, 2019
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so I am sure this has been asked before, and after about an hour of looking through the archives- I figured I’d just ask.

would a full magazine with a half octagon half round barrel be the less desirable than a half magazine? I usually buy what I like,and I like the one I found but everything I have has full magazines and am not sure if I should wait for one with a half mag or go for it. So I though I would offer it up for comments.

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October 6, 2019
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Bill,

The half octagon with the full mag would be the better one value wise but everyone has their preferences so buy what you like.

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October 6, 2019
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This is just my personal opinion, but I like half and half with button mags in deluxe grade guns with fancy wood and checkering.  I also prefer crescent rifle butts.  On a standard sporting rifle,  I like half and half with full mag. 

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1873man said
Bill,

The half octagon with the full mag would be the better one value wise but everyone has their preferences so buy what you like.

Bob  

I agree with Bob.  Half mags and half octagon make a better shooter though.  I think they are balanced better.

October 6, 2019
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It always comes down to CONDITION.  Be it half round with a full magazine or a half magazine, buy the firearm with more condition.

October 7, 2019
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I understand the full mag/half round barrel is somewhat rare and I tend to like odd things.

 

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TXGunNut said
I understand the full mag/half round barrel is somewhat rare and I tend to like odd things.

 

Mike  

Not true.  In my research survey of the Model 1894, I have recorded (152) with a ½ octagon barrel and a ½ mag, and (117) with a ½ octagon barrel and a Full length mag.  The configuration that is somewhat rare is a ½ octagon barrel and a ⅔ length magazine... I have found just (16) of them thus far.

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Bert H. said

Not true.  In my research survey of the Model 1894, I have recorded (152) with a ½ octagon barrel and a ½ mag, and (117) with a ½ octagon barrel and a Full length mag.  The configuration that is somewhat rare is a ½ octagon barrel and a ⅔ length magazine... I have found just (16) of them thus far.

Bert  

I have a 1/2 octagon 1/2 round with half mag in both 30WCF & 38-55. These are more comfortable and balanced than all my other gun barrel configurations. I like them equally as much as full octagon.

Here are the serial numbers Bert for the survey if you don’t have them.

30WCF - crescent butt - half mag 58268 1899

38-55 - crescent butt - half mag 312611 1906

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