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Charlie Plasters, SASS#60943

Pistol barrel for what?

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I was looking for something in a little used cabinet and came across one of my dad's old toolboxes. Inside was mostly gun cleaning fluids but wrapped up in a green heavy wax paper was this barrel.  Any ideas what it might go to?

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Also length.

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Sounds like maybe something in a 7.65 Browning.  

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I'm thinking a first model 1903 Colt, myself. That's why I asked for barrel length.

 

Do the lugs go all the way around the barrel or is it lugged on one half of it and smooth on the other half?

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38 minutes ago, irish ike, SASS #43615 said:

They come in 25, 32 and 380 caliber

.25?  I never heard of one in .25.  I have a .32 and a .380.

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This is a Model M. They made it in 1903, as a 32 ACP, then 5 years later they brought it out in 380 and called it the 1908. And no, this one ain't mine.

 

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They also, in 1908, brought out a 25 ACP, which they called the model 1908. This confuses many people. But the model 1908 380 is a Model M, while the model 1908 25 is not.

 

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This ain't mine neither, dammit.

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11 hours ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

Yep, that seems to be it. about 3.75 inches long and those lugs are only on one side. As far as I know my dad never had a 1903

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I have a 1908. The lugs point down when the pistol is assembled. Find out if it's a .32 or .380 caliber and sell it on eBay. There's a pretty hefty demand for original Model M parts out there.

 

BTW if the chamber area is polished it's a commercial barrel. If it is completely blued or Parkerized then it's a military barrel and worth even more, assuming it hasn't been refinished.

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