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GANGGREEN

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I thought I had saved a weight chart for straight barrels, but can't find it. Rice has a chart listing all of the swamped barrel weights, but I can't find one on their site or Colerain's. Can anyone tell me what a 7/8" 42" .45 barrel would weigh?

I think Track of the Wolf might have that information, but I can't get on their website now for some reason. I'm going to check my old Dixie Gun Works catalog as well, I'll bet it's in there too.
 

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Just checked Dixie and if my calculations are right, a straight .44 barrel would be 5.775 pounds at 42" (they only list .44 and .46 but not .45). That's a bit heavier than I thought. I'm considering trading for a rifle, but I tend to favor very trim, lightweight rifles. I'll have to give it some thought and if I'm wrong, I'd appreciate if anyone could give me the actual weight for a .45 barrel 7/8" barrel.
 

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My old #16, Track of the Wolf catalog that shows Green Mountain straight octagon barrels says a 7/8 octagon, .45 caliber barrel 42" long weighs 5.50 pounds.

My calculations say a 42" long barrel in this size would weigh, 5.648 pounds. (I used a density of .283 pounds/cubic inch. for the steel).
The difference between my calculations and the Green Mountain weight is probably because I didn't subtract the material removed by the 5/8" breech thread from my answer. My answer is for a barrel without the thread.)
 

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I generally figure to add 3.5 pounds to barrel weight to guesstimate final gun weight. Of course with something with huge castings and lock like a Bess it would be more.
 
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