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#612299 03/12/2022 7:53 PM
by R.C.
1894s I'm eyeballing on websites are variously described as having 2 1/2" or 2 3/4" chambers, while I have read that the common chamber length for this model was 2 5/8". What's the real story here? Is chamber length stamped on the barrel flats?

Another curious thing is that a number of the 2 3/4" guns are damascus. It seems to me that the fluid steel barrels would be more likely to have been bored with longer chambers.
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#612320 Mar 13th a 12:05 AM
by Researcher
It is 123247 a DE-Grade, 30-inch sold at the October 2017 Julia's Auction -- https://www.morphyauctions.com/jamesdjulia/item/52027-1-397/
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#612831 Mar 24th a 02:05 PM
Drew, it is a 12 gauge and the cone was more or less a “stepped” affair like we often see on early guns made to shoot brass shells. I think it was only about .006” or so.
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