Damascus Barrel Blank
Damascus Barrel Blank. A Damascus barrel blank measuring 12” long and 0.895” diameter
Damascus or “Damascus twist” barrels are older barrels that typically were made before 1900. Iron and steel ribbons were twisted and welded together. Damascus barrels are weaker than modern barrels and are not designed for the high gas pressures created by modern ammunition. Damascus barrels have a distinctive, irregular pattern of short, streak-like marks around the barrel.