What do the stars mean on a shotgun barrel?

What do the stars mean on a shotgun barrel?

According to the quote posted below, four stars mean it has an Improved Cylinder. “On the barrel of the shotgun there should be a series of stars. One star /full,two stars improved modified,three stars/modified,four stars/improved cylinder,SK/skeet and c pluss four stars cylinder.” 2.

Can you shoot a slug through a Remington 870?

Re: Dumb rookie question: 870 Express Synthetic and slugs You absolutely can shoot slugs through your cylinder choke barrel. On the shelf at the store, you’re likely to see two varieties of slugs – rifled and sabot. A sabot slug is designed to be very accurate out of a rifled barrel.

What does two stars on a Browning shotgun mean?

The older brownings use an asterisk (*) or a set of them to determine the choke of the barrel. (one) * is Full, (Two) ** is Modified, and (three) *** is improved cylinder.

What do the numbers mean on a Remington barrel?

Here the first (LH) mark is the final inspector mark, the O represents July, the R would be 1968. And the F again being an assembly number. 1954 = A (JAN. AA) (*) Typically from the beginning, they NEVER used serial numbers to DATE their long firearms, but date codes. That does not preclude them from also assigning serial numbers.

What does the bore mean on a shotgun?

The term “bore” refers to the empty interior space of a gun barrel through which the ammunition is pushed through when a gun fires. For example, a 16-bore barrel will accept a lead ball that weighs 1oz, which is 16 to the pound.

What does the date code on a Remington rifle mean?

Remington never (*) (**) used serial numbers to identify the date of manufacture of it’s firearms, they however stamped a date code (spelled out below) by the first letter meaning the month and the last letter the year of manufacture. BARREL DATE CODE – stamped exposed on LH top rear of barrel after 1920

What was the size of a shotgun barrel?

This is especially useful as the problem with shotgun bores is that even for a given nominal bore there are minor size variations. Modern production techniques such as hammer forging produce barrels to an exact size, but in the days of spill boring and lead lapping this was not possible.