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Old February 15, 2002, 11:54 PM   #1
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How to measure barrel length?

How does one measure barrel length on a revolver?
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Old February 16, 2002, 12:02 AM   #2
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The "Standard" is....

from the rear of the barrel where it almost meets the cylinder to the muzzle.
This is how holster makers and lawmakers measure.

If you are an internal ballistics researcher, the length of barrel is from the base of the bullet to the muzzle, regardless of style.
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Old February 16, 2002, 12:30 AM   #3
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Quick n dirty.....from front face of cylinder to muzzle. The measurment obtained this way will be a few thousanths of an inch longer than the actual length.

Archie's method is proper.

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Old February 16, 2002, 01:04 AM   #4
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That is how I figured but wanted to be sure.
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