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Model 94 Short Rifles Muzzle Diameter
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January 19, 2024 - 4:47 pm
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“I did not include standard 1/2 octagon barrels as they are obviously lighter (more like .680)

Why are 1/2 Octagon barrels obviously lighter? I do not doubt you at all! My own 22″ 1/2 Octagon serial 427,xxx measures .670 at the muzzle. I Don’t understand the obvious part? 

Also, does the .670″ muzzle diameter of my 22″ short rifle have any bearing on being original factory made or cutdown?

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cjs57 said

“I did not include standard 1/2 octagon barrels as they are obviously lighter (more like .680)

Why are 1/2 Octagon barrels obviously lighter? I do not doubt you at all! My own 22″ 1/2 Octagon serial 427,xxx measures .670 at the muzzle. I Don’t understand the obvious part? 

Also, does the .670″ muzzle diameter of my 22″ short rifle have any bearing on being original factory made or cutdown?

  

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The comment was simply assuming an octagon barrel is turned down enough to eliminate the flats for that portion of the barrel so it would be a slightly smaller diameter. Now that you bring it up, I guess I’m not certain how they were made. All I know is the 1/2 octagon (standard) barrels have muzzle diameters that fall somewhere between the standards and the extra lights.

For the shorties I have measured, the standards seem to run in the .720 range, the 1/2 OBs in the .680 range, and the ELWs in the .575 range (including 1/2 OB ELWs). 

Your 22″ 1/2 OB muzzle diameter of .670 certainly sounds in the right range to me. 

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