1. Bluesprings

    Bluesprings New Member

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    If you are familiar with the Mowrey action please check the pictures and see if it correct. This is a 45 caliber 32” barrel and brass forearm. The only markings are the serial # T 859 which is stamped on the butt plate, bottom of barrel and written inside action. It has 8 lands and grooves. It had a 8# trigger. I took it apart cleaned it polished the shear and got it down to 2.5#s. Hope I put in back correctly. Holds 1/2 cock and full cock. Thanks
     

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    Picture in cocked position
     
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    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

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    Looks just like mine did, only probably bigger. Mine was an iron frame 36 cal....and dadgummit did that little rifle shoot!!!
     
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    Looks like you put it back together correctly. :)
    They are really simple mechanisms. Enjoy your new to you Mowrey rifle.
     
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    Nice.
    Would like to see some targets (with holes in them) and a range report once you get it back together.
    :machinegunner:
     
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    Patches, there's only 2 screws left, to hold the side plate on. Those are really cleverly designed rifles.
     
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    I never knew they made them in iron frames, all I've ever seen were the brass framed versions.

    Lol, I guess it's my turn to learn something new from you. :)
     
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    They did the 36 Squirrel rifles. I don't know about the other calibers. Only thing wrong with them was doggone it, they were COLD in the winter!!!

    You could learn precious little from me!!!
     
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  9. Bluesprings

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    Thanks guys. The bore is bright and shiny, but does have boring tool marks in the grooves. I think I read somewhere that one of the companies that built these had barrel bore quality control problems. This one as I said has 8 lands and grooves. It is a 1 in 48 twist. One other question there is NO audible click when going into 1/2 and full cock however hammer holds tight in both positions. Will post targets when I get a chance to shoot it.
     
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    My Mowrey is an iron frame 54 cal with a gain twist rifling.
    As far as I know they only made one size frame in either brass or iron.
    Mowrey also made shotguns and plains rifles.
     
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    As long as those tool marks are following the grooves, there shouldn't be any problems. I'm not sure who made the barrels for Mowrey but they are single point cut rifling and you can sometimes see fine tooling lines running parallel with the bottom of the grooves in a cut rifled barrel.
     
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    I don't know gr. As small as the frame was on my 36 I just assumed the bigger bores were on a bigger frame.
     
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    I am familiar with cutter marks dealt with them on cheap barrels. As long as they don’t cut patches your ok. On the other hand some of these barrel are not bored straight. Those will never group. Only solution for those is a new barrel liner, which I will do if it won’t shoot one ragged hole at 50 yards. Tks
     
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    • Did you have the gain twist barrel installed. Is it a gain depth rifling also. If so a mini would probably work well. Gotta love a 1858 Enfield.
     
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    The rifle was a gift to me from Mowrey Gun Works.
    The barrel is a 1-33 gain twist 54 cal. The barrel was made ( or so I have been told ) by Green Mountan Barrel Co.

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    As you can see , the barrel and the reciever are the same width giving the rifle a very slender look.
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    Sorry about the really poor pics, but the stock is 100% tiger stripe maple, presentation grade.