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STAR GAUGE 1881

Posted by Tom Trevor on Monday, 16 February 2009, at 12:11 a.m.

We all know that the 1903 Springfield National Match star gauged Springfield rifles are the ultimate 1903 for the collector and Brophy pictures two types in his 1903 book. What does this have to do with 45-70 rifles? Well in going thru the RCO for 1882 looking for something else in the index, page 541 is the following "STAR GAUGE see Frankford Arsenal" on page 110 is the description and plate 4, 1V shows the gauge in detail. I had no idea they had and were using the star gauge to measure barrels from 1881 on? Do not believe I ever say this in any publication?


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