Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Newbie barrel question.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    4

    Default Newbie barrel question.

    Hi all, I'm told this is where the experts hang out so here goes.
    I recently acquired a pistol barrel that I can't seem to find any info on.
    It is 6" long with the rear portion being a tapered octagon and the forward portion being typical Luger in shape. A .30 Luger round chambers nicely. The threaded portion is 18mm, (.708) O.D., and is .740 in length from the shoulder to the breach face but the thread pitch is 20 t.p.i. according to my thread gauges. It has a top extractor cut and typical Luger feed ramp.
    There is what appears to be a small letter E stamped on the left top side of the male front sight dovetail. There is a serial # of 66686 stamped on the bottom of the octagon shaped portion. The rifling is left hand twist. There are no more markings that I can find. Any help on this matter would be of great help as I cannot find anything but all round barrels referenced.

    Thanks, J.K.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    , California, USA.
    Posts
    2,557

    Default

    J.K., it is difficult to make an assessment without pictures, but the octagon part of this barrel is not typical of anything luger. The 6 inch length "would" put it in a Navy classification and the 66XXX serial range is late 1908 or early 1913-14 vintage, assuming the luger commercial numbering system. Does it have a barrel band at the muzzle? Could it be an old broomhandle barrel that is typical of the early models?
    drbuster

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    4

    Default

    I'm currently working on some pix and will try to post them today.

    Thanks, J.K.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Here we go

    J.K.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    4

    Default

    OOPS! I'll try again.
    First day on this site, so I'm having trouble navigating some.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Tx
    Posts
    693

    Default

    How to post a photo in a couple easy steps.

    First click the "Manage Attachments" button.

    A new window named Manage attachments will appear

    Click the browse button and a file upload select window will appear

    Select the file you want and it will appear in the list. Make sure it is one of the approved list and size


    bmp 293.0 KB 2500 1500 doc 195.3 KB - - gif 300.0 KB 1500 1500 jpe 19.5 KB 1500 1500 jpeg 300.0 KB 2000 2000 jpg 300.0 KB 2000 1500 pdf 1.91 MB - - png 19.5 KB 620 280 psd 19.5 KB - - txt 19.5 KB - - zip 97.7 KB

    Select the upload button and after a few seconds depending on your internet speed you should see it disapear from the top and be listed near the middle. Select the close window and complete the post.

    Badda boom badda bing your done, photos for all to enjoy or as I call it gun porn.

    Oh I use Linux so some of the screens may look just a little different but this same method should work no matter what your OS is.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Friends don't let Friends buy plastic guns.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Tx
    Posts
    693

    Default

    Test for video

    The video should show up in a few minutes but this will show exactly how this photo was posted, it shows just how simple it really is.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NSnRKgjOFg
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Friends don't let Friends buy plastic guns.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    , Oregon
    Posts
    6,164

    Default

    Jeff's barrel photos..
    Attached Images Attached Images

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    , California, USA.
    Posts
    2,557

    Default

    Thanks for the photos. I guess it's safe to say that this is no factory luger barrel! Any ideas?
    drbuster

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    , Oregon
    Posts
    6,164

    Default

    Jeff,

    My guess is that it's an old rifle barrel that has been turned down by a gun smith and fitted to a Luger. I've seen various examples before of this being done. It would look kind of classy on a shooter.

    Ron

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •