|We have been making quality Civil War era musket barrels for over 30 years. In that time we have built an excellent reputation with the N-SSA. The accuracy of our barrels has allowed our customers to set new records in N-SSA marksmanship competitions and elsewhere. Testimonials|
|Line .58 and .69 Cal. barrels||$250.00|
|Line and stretch barrels||$280.00|
|Dove-tailed Front Sights Mounted||$ 45.00|
|Barrel Repairs||Please Call|
|1855-61 Springfield, Fayetteville||3 Band Length
|1855-61 Springfield, 1855 Artillery||2 Band Length
|Richmond Carbine||25" Length
|Colt Repro||3 Band Length
|Colt Repro||2 Band Length
|Enfield||3 Band Length
|Enfield||2 Band Length
|Enfield Musketoon||24" Length
|Zouave-Mississippi||2 Band Length
|1863 Springfield||3 Band Length
|1863 Springfield||2 Band Length
|1842 Springfield, .69 cal., Rifled||3 Band Length
|1842 Springfield, .69 cal., Rifled||2 Band Length
|1842 Smoothbore, .69 cal.||3 Band Length
|1855 Heavy or Fayetteville||2 Band Length
|Richmond Carbine or 1855 3-band Musket
Steel Nose Cap
|Springfield Nipple (oversized), 3/8-24
(requires drilling out original 5/16-24 hole with "Q"-size drill and retapping to 3/8-24)
|1855 - Brass Trigger Guard||$16.00|
|1855 - Steel Trigger Guard||$16.00|
|Front Sights, dove-tailed||mounted $45.00|
|Standard Rear Sights||$75.00
|Rear Sights - 1855 Springfield & Richmond regular sight, low hump||$75.00|
|Rear Sights - 1861-1864 Springfield regular sight, high hump||$75.00|
|Rear Sights - Springfield, long range||$95.00|
|Rear Sights - Mississippi, long range, 400 yard||$95.00|
|Prices subject to change. Dealer inquiries welcome.|
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|519 Turtle Meadow Drive
Winchester, VA 22602
Reasons to Buy Whitacre Barrels
In comparison to most repros they are better because:
They are all American made.
They have progressive depth rifling.
The fit of the breech plug is much tighter than most of the repros.
The back of the barrel fits much closer, usually it hits on the front of the breech plug.
Quality of the rear sights are 100% better.
They can have dovetailed front sights installed.
The quality of the workmanship.
The nipple hole depth isnt near as deep. Less coke build up.
The outside finish is better, easier to blue if needed.
You can actually talk to the guy that makes the barrel.
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|Customized Civil War Guns||35 years experience making and customizing Civil War Muzzle Loaders.|
From: Stuart Wear
Subject: good barrel
Date: Monday, February 8, 2010, 11:28 AM
Hi Dan !
I placed third in the country in the NMLRA Territorial matches,Match ''D'' As issued military musket , in 2009 using your .577 cal barrel in my '61 Springfield .
Your barrel has held up very well in the 4 years I have been shooting competitively ;the rifling is still sharp , the bore is smooth and bright after thousands of rounds in practice and competition .It has been super reliable, I have never had a misfire or a hangfire.It shoots both the Int'l Rapine and the Hodgdon minie balls with only a slight correction for drop.
|From: "Santarelli, John" <***@montcopa.org>
Subject: 1863 barrel
I bought an 1863 Springfield barrel from you at the Fall Nationals (2006) and just had it out to the range. I sighted the gun in with 40 grains FFFg. After the gun was zeroed, I tinkered with the charge and found that the barrel seems to like 42 grains behind a .576 Hodgdon bullet.
|Congratulations!||Congratulations to Ed Schneeman for taking home the GOLD
in the Gettysburg Historical Rifle Musket Division and earning a SILVER
Medal in the Replica Division of the Minie Rifle Musket Match at the
International Muzzle Loaders competition held at Bordeaux, France.
Ed shot a 93 to beat out all other competitors and win his well-deserved Gold medal!
|From: "Joe Coakley" <***@aol.com>
Sent: 21 Nov 2005
Mr. WhitacreI finally got a chance to try out the barrel you made for me. I was truly impressed with how accurate it was right out of the box. And I think it is one of the few things that I ever bought that is worth more than I paid for it. Thanks again!
|Mr. Joe Coakley
|Congratulations to Bob Yates of the
Dismal Swamp Rangers, for winning the Felker Award for the best musket
aggregate with a score of 190-4X during the 2004 Spring N-SSA National.
"I could not have done this without a quality barrel. That is why I re-barreled my Enfield with a Whitacre barrel and plan to get two more, one for my Springfield and one for my Mississippi. I really like your products!"
|"Dan has made two barrels for me and both are
tack drivers. After only eight sighter shots with the second one I shot
a 96-3x at 100 yards. Of course, this was at my home range, no pressure
and plenty of time. If I could only do this at a National, but then, we
know it is me and not the gun.
Dan does great work."
G.S. "Steve" Naylor, 17th Virginia Infantry CSA
|"I have built 15 muskets using Whitacre barrels and have learned to expect excellent performance from every barrel."
|"Thanks to you I had a solid performance in the Team Musket competition at the 105th
Nationals...During the competition, I used a Euroarms P-58 Enfield with
a Whitacre barrel and sights that you installed...It is easy to see why
testing during the development of the rifled musket showed that the
progressive depth rifling and rate of twist that you have chosen to use
in your barrels was the best. Many people say that there is nothing
like shooting an original musket. Thanks to your barrels we can still
|Congratulations to Jim McAlister for winning a first place medal in the Striker Division at the 2004 Spring N-SSA Nationals.
"I have discovered that coming up with an accurate rifle is a process of elimination...you remove the things that don't (or won't) shoot and replace them with quality equipment that does. In my experience, if you choose one of Dan's barrels, you don't need to worry about the barrel being a problem anymore."
Jim McAlister, Commander, Coastal Rifles
|"I have built over 15 muskets using Dan's barrels and every one is a real winner."
|"Just won three first place medals at the 102nd N-SSA Nationals with a Dan Whitacre barrel on an 1858 Cadet Rifle."
|"I have tried other barrel makers and I have found
the Whitacre barrels to shoot right out of the box and perform great. I
now have five guns with Whitacre barrels and recommend them to our new
John Smallwood, 1st USSS
|Mr. Phil Slattery
|From: "Phil Slattery" <***@hotmail.com>
Sent: February 14, 2005
Subject: Excellent shooting barrel
Dear Mr. WhitacreA while back I had you do some sight work on one of your barrels, and I just wanted to compliment you on what a wonderful product you offer. I got that rifle zeroed in, and I can't believe the accuracy. I have been a shooter for about 50 years and I haven't had so much fun on the range since I can remember. Three weeks in a row I put that rifle through the paces (about 200 rounds total) and I just can't believe what it will do at 50 and 100 yards offhand. I'm going to take it to the NMLRA Western Nats next week and enter the musket matches just for fun. All the best to you, Phil Slattery, Tucson