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I bought a 30-06 barrel from Sarco, $79 and in stock. It cleaned up well and looks like a great $79 barrel. However, I can find no markings on it to confirm the caliber. It’s definitely a 1919 barrel. Is there any way I can confirm that it’s 30-06?

TIA for any helpful advice.
 

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Put a 30-06 round in the chamber.....A 308 round will fit in a 3006 but you will know right away that's it not right...It will be vary tight
 

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Yea, just stick a case in it. I keep a bag of different ammo by my barrel rack to check the barrels - you can see them laying on the shelf.... Stuff like Browning barrels and Vickers barrels come in a lot of different calibers.
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MG, that is a great idea for barrel storage! Had not thought about keeping it that simple. Thanks, Chris
 

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That's a good sign of a 30-06 barrel ....But , I have 8mm barrels with 30-06 notches ...So I chamber check.
 

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Inserted 308 and it got real tight about 1/4" from the base. The 30-06 started getting tight about 1/8" from base of cartridge. Still cleaning the barrel so I'm sure there is still some grime but confident with all the response that it isn't 308.
 

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Yea , sounds like you have a little gunk in it...30-06 should drop right in and be pulled out with fingertips.
 

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Worked on cleaning the chamber. 30-06 shell drops right in and easy to remove. 308 doesn’t go all way in. I’ve learned a lot just from this post. Thank you for the quick and helpful suggestions and knowledge.
 
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