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i have a dixie barrel i dont know the caliber 50 or 54 . the barrel is stamped dixie gun works, then serial #, i started building this hawkens in the late 80's never finished it . any barrel measuring tricks?
 

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Use a micrometer and take an ID measurement at the muzzle.
 

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In the US caliber is the diameter of the bullet, so your measurement is across the grooves.

On metric bullets the dimension is across the lands.
 

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When a ML barrel is made it is drilled and reamed to the bore dia. Than the ferrules (grooves)
are cut. You measure across the lands.

Chris Laubach
 
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