Classic Tapered Octagon Rifle Barrels - 4140 Steel - Classic tapered octagon in 19th century Winchester profiles. Stress relieved, air gauged, Honed, 4140 steel. With a 1" receiver stub. - 35" long .45-70 1:18 twist #3.5 profile - 1.12" @ breech x .95" @ muzzle
Posted by richard mckinney on 31st Dec 2016
while turning for threads, indicated on bore, the runout at the muzzle was very,very slight. And this was a 36" blank, 3 1/2 full octagon. one of the straightest I've installed in years. very smooth bore, and best of all, a large enough breech diameter for the Sharps(1.230") This 3 1/2 taper allows for an easier carrying hunting rifle than a #4 contour, balance point slightly closer to frame. Most of my Sharps are built for hunters,(10 to 1) not silhouette shooters, so the lighter, 30" barrels are more desirable.. wish you made the #3 with the larger breech diameter, would buy a lot.
Posted by Curt Hardcastle on 16th Mar 2015
This barrel was purchased for a Winchester project, a 45-70 BPCR rifle. I wanted to use the 3.5 contour to have a finished rifle that was not quite so muzzle heavy for the 200 meter off hand chickens but still heavy enough to soak up some of the recoil of the 45-70 cartridge. After receiving the barrel I checked the bore with my bore scope curious about the finish improvement with the new lapped barrels, I was duly impressed and will be recommending them to clients in the future as a first choice as a barrel source.