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    Tinhorn
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    Question What type of rifling

    Saw an 1895 rifle dated 1977 by serial number. The barrel is not marked Microgroove Barrel. Is this a ballard barrel or just not marked at the factory? Hope someone has some insight on this.

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    I recently looked at an 1895 mfg'd in 1978 that the prospective seller indicated had Ballard rifling. The barrel was NOT inscribed "Microgroove," but the bore definitely contained Microgrooves. My conjecture: there was a time that Microgroove barrels were NOT marked as such.

    HTH

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    The easiest way to tell is to look down the barrel and see....

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    Quote Originally Posted by truckjohn View Post
    The easiest way to tell is to look down the barrel and see....
    And keep the finger off the pew switch...

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    The early ones had a BO s/n prefix and had a Douglas barrel.

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    More than likely microgroove but open the action and then look down the barrel and count the grooves.
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    how many grooves in a micro groove barrel? I tried finding some pics on the net but nothing.


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