Does anybody make a SA with octagonal barrel?


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BigBlock
September 2, 2007, 11:23 PM
I really love the look of my 1858 Remington revolver, but the thing is a real bitch to clean all the time. Does anybody make a SA style revolver with an octagonal barrel that would look vaguely similar, but shoot modern rounds? All the ones I've found have a round barrel....

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Jim March
September 2, 2007, 11:45 PM
I think USFA offers it as an option?

Lesse...

I can't see 'em but...you could call:

http://www.usfirearms.com/

Jim Watson
September 3, 2007, 12:37 AM
Freedom Arms does, for $475 extra on a $1700 gun.

American Western Arms does, for a bit less money, but still a good deal more than their standard guns.

Kewl costs.

BigBlock
September 3, 2007, 01:31 AM
Freedom Arms does, for $475 extra on a $1700 gun.

Ouch. :banghead:

Would it be ridiculous to try and have a gunsmith install an octagonal barrel into something like a Taurus Gaucho? Where can one buy a barrel blank for something like that?

RON in PA
September 3, 2007, 03:40 AM
You already have the gun, you need to buy a conversion cylinder that allows you to shoot 45 Colt ammo. Check Midway.

BigBlock
September 3, 2007, 05:19 AM
You already have the gun, you need to buy a conversion cylinder that allows you to shoot 45 Colt ammo. Check Midway.

Yeah, but it's still black powder only, or maybe girly cowboy loads...:neener:

campbell
September 3, 2007, 07:30 AM
You could have a Ruger rebarreled. Barrel option #3 (http://www.clementscustomguns.com/handguns/ruger.htm) from Clements Custom.

"Straight or tapered contour octagon with integral front sight base and pinned blade. 8" max length. $500 "

guy sajer
September 3, 2007, 01:08 PM
Uberti offers one from the factory . 1851 Navy Conversion .

http://www.uberti.com/firearms/armyConversion.tpl

Coyote Hunter
September 3, 2007, 01:46 PM
I bought an 1858 new army conversion from Taylors in 5 1/2 bbl. I can shoot everything from black hills ammo, to black powder ammo and have shot silver tips through it. It is a very good guun and comes with the conversion already installed with ejector rod and loading gate. I gave around $445.00 plus tax. It is a well made gun.

CH

Kaylee
September 3, 2007, 02:45 PM
Would it be ridiculous to try and have a gunsmith install an octagonal barrel into something like a Taurus Gaucho?

sounds perfectly reasonable.

You might be able to tweak a Remington barrel to fit:
http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_434_443_444&products_id=4233

But you're prolly better off buying an octagonal barrel blank from one of the muzzle loader supply houses (Dixie Gunworks, Track of the Wolf, etc) and having it cut down and fitted to your pistol.

Moonclip
September 5, 2007, 03:09 AM
I'm a big fan of octagon barrels too though the only ones I have are on a 1858 reminton replica that broke and a Rossi 22lr pump rifle. They seem to usually be on expensive guns or as an expensive option.

BigBlock
September 5, 2007, 04:31 AM
You might be able to tweak a Remington barrel to fit:
http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product...oducts_id=4233

But you're prolly better off buying an octagonal barrel blank from one of the muzzle loader supply houses (Dixie Gunworks, Track of the Wolf, etc) and having it cut down and fitted to your pistol.

That was my first thought - but will a black powder barrel be safe to use with modern high power rounds such as .45LC? How many arms and/or legs do you think something like that would cost?

I'm a big fan of octagon barrels too though the only ones I have are on a 1858 reminton replica that broke and a Rossi 22lr pump rifle. They seem to usually be on expensive guns or as an expensive option.
Isn't it funny, I think the original reason for the octagonal barrels was because they were cheaper to produce.:p

Jim Watson
September 5, 2007, 09:53 AM
Green Mountain makes octagonal standard caliber blanks.
http://www.gmriflebarrel.com/catalog.aspx?catid=TaperedOctagonBlank414011"Long

But unless you can thread and fit that $100 blank yourself, it is all going to come out like that Clements custom job of $500. For $400 he is going to have to turn and thread the shank, justify the threads so a flat comes out square on top, cut the shank to length for proper cylinder gap, probably draw file, then polish the barrel so it looks good, install an ejector rod stud at a funny angle, install a front sight, cut to length, crown, and blue. Phew.

The AWA octagonal is $700 - $800 and you will not get out cheaper than that unless you can do the work yourself.

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