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  • Chev. William's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    Here are photos of my case forming dies. The following views are of my dies for reducing .25ACP and similar body diameters down to .22 Ladybug body diameters: Click image for larger version. Name: 22 Series swagin dies top view cropped 1.jpg ...
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    Yesterday, 10:56 PM
    Here are photos of my case forming dies. The following views are of my dies for reducing .25ACP and similar body diameters down to .22 Ladybug body diameters: Top and side view of dies (tops tapped 1/2-20UNF) Bottom view of the homemade...
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  • Chev. William's Avatar
    06-20-2018, 09:31 PM
    Chuckling at the idea of rechambering a .22LR Semi-Auto Rifle into such a 'Wildcat' cartridge at SAAMI .22LR pressures.
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    06-19-2018, 02:54 PM
    two reconstruction Wildcats: .221 Askins 5,5mm Velo Dog Case Drawing(s) Overall loaded length; .221 Askins =.995" with 40 grain lead bullet and 5,5 Velo Dog =1.35" with 45 grain Jacketed Bullet.
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    06-19-2018, 02:45 PM
    Update to the Listing: Old CF replacement = .221 Askins (original from 1937) New CF Replacement = .22 Ladybug or .22 Ladybug-Repeater (current 2018) All can now be formed from .25ACP parent cases via Swaging down body and base diameters and...
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    06-19-2018, 02:30 PM
    This thread is OLD but needs an Update! The .22 Hornet and 65.7x28mm CAN be use dc to form 5,5mm to 5,76mm Velo Dog cases via multiple-step swaging and then turning the rims somewhat. Schroeder, in the San Diego area, makes .22CCM cases form .22...
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    06-17-2018, 09:32 PM
    .22 Ammo? Try this on for size: This is based upon contemporary dimensional information from 1935 about the two cartridges drawn. I believe both were loaded with .224 diameter Bullets. I believe both used Small Pistol Boxer Primers. The...
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    06-17-2018, 09:07 PM
    .221 askins and 5.5 Velo Dog case Drawings. I found what I believe to be sufficient information to make a Reconstruction drawing of both the 1935 '5.5 Velo Dog' and '.221 Askins' cartridge cases in my Auto CAD 2000 software. This is a...
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    06-17-2018, 08:32 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread .221 Askins in Special Projects
    This is a drawing of both the 'parent' 5.5 Velo Dog and the .221 Askins derived from it and are based upon both Col. Askins comments as Quotedby others and upon information contained in "Textbook of Firearms Investigation, Identification and...
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    06-14-2018, 10:59 PM
    the Quotation of Col. Askins description of the development said he 'pulled .22LR bullets to use in his (wildcat)' Cartridges. The .22LR uses a Heeled and Outside Lubed 40 grain Lead Bullet. Both the Remington and Winchester Cartridges, I...
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    06-14-2018, 02:03 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread .221 Askins in Special Projects
    Here is the Current CIP drawing for the '5.76 Velo-Dog' cartridge: http://www.cip-bobp.org/homologation/uploads/tdcc/tab-iv/tabivcal-en-page3.pdf Along with:AI .22LR , the AI .22WRF , and AI .22WMR . I guess the 5.5 caliber Velo-Dog version...
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    06-14-2018, 01:04 PM
    In my Opinion, the ".221 Askins", the ".22 Ladybug", and the ".22 Ladybug Repeater" are three different (although very similar) cartridge Designs and executions. From the information provided; it seems the ".221 Askins" was sized, and made, to...
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    06-13-2018, 11:17 PM
    Deltaenterprises, I read your ".221 Askins" Thread, all of it, and enjoyed the information presented. Perhaps you will convert the information into suitable submission to "Ammoguide Interactive" to add the 221 Askins to their Cartridge Master...
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    06-13-2018, 12:02 PM
    After thinking more about it, I went ahead and swaged the remaining 49 cases to .250" body diameter and had NO Further Losses! The .250" diameter cases do have an adherent 'ring' of displaced Brass just above the Rim; but a few have the 'ring'...
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    06-13-2018, 11:36 AM
    According to Frank de Haas' Book on Single Shot Actions; the Stevens Marksman action, with its Break open Barrel with Lever Linkage activation and closing is stronger than the "Favorite of 1894 and earlier. Mr. de Haas also mentioned that, in his...
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    06-11-2018, 02:26 PM
    To some extent I agree that the "Favorite" action has Several variations running from the original of ~1886 through 1894 to 1915 versions with the Latter being the strongest of the three. A 1886 being the earliest and weakest version. I believe...
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    06-08-2018, 11:03 PM
    A Letter Size "O" Drill bushing is .3160" diameter; which will size a case to fit a Chamber designed for .32 Long (RF) or .32 Long Colt (CF) cartridges. McMaster-Carr or Granger are other Commercial Suppliers of Drill Bushings. Conservatively, a...
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    06-08-2018, 05:04 PM
    NoZombies, That sounds like a very good Idea for the Future Carbide Ring Die(s) you were planning. Most Carbide Ring type of dies I have used previously use a Radius on the entry Edge feeding into a Short Shallow Tapered portion before the...
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    06-08-2018, 04:44 PM
    "June is Busting out all Over . . . " and I have another finish chamber reamer on order from JGS Precision. This will be a fifth version of my series of Cylinder Body chambers for my various cartridge designs based upon the .25ACP and .25 Stevens...
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    06-08-2018, 01:17 PM
    i have made some progress on my Experiment in forming .22 Ladybug cases from .25ACP cases via 'Drill bushing derived swaging dies; I have 49 out of a starting lot of 60 cases swaged down from .276" diameter to .257" diameter! My 'Losses' are...
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    06-08-2018, 12:45 PM
    A Little Progress on my Experiment in forming .22 Ladybug cases from .25ACP cases; I have 49 of a starting lot of 60 cases swaged down to .257" diameter. My 'Losses' are attributed to 'learning Errors' on my part in learning to use these Drill...
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    06-05-2018, 09:54 PM
    Late last week I "Stuck" another case in one of my Drill bushing swaging dies; this time it was the .261" ("G") size one. Sunday I was able to remove the "Stuck" case by drilling it out using my friends Lathe. Waiting for some items to arrive...
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  • Chev. William's Avatar
    06-03-2018, 11:54 PM
    DRAT! I stuck Another case, this time in the .261" (G drill) ID swaging die. I was using a cleaning patch that was soaked with oil two days previous and stored in a closed Plastic box between swaging sessions. I guess, adding Oil to the patch...
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    06-03-2018, 03:46 AM
    3C collets are about the right size; BUT adapter Holder to use them in a Six Jaw Chuck seem to be non-existant. Demounting and remopunting the Six Jaw Chuck is not conductive To quick use of my friends Lathe without interfering too much in his...
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    06-03-2018, 03:26 AM
    This Idea is intriguing as it Sounds Simple to implement in My friends Shop without overly disturbing his scheduled work flows. How do you prevent the Live Center tapered Tip from expanding the case mouth? Chev. William
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    06-01-2018, 10:04 PM
    Memories of the Movie "Carousel" and a song about 'the Month of June'. "June is breaking out all Over, out on the meadows and the hills . . ."
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    05-31-2018, 02:23 PM
    Overnight thoughts: Use an "emergency" Collet machined to hold the Rim in its Face and fitted with a Center "Primer Pocket" sized pin to further add stability to the combination. A "replaceable nose" Live center with a nose machined to match The...
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    05-31-2018, 01:31 PM
    Going back and reread this. What is the Barrel Stamping text on your rifle? "J. Stevens A.&T. Co." would be before about 1915 or 1920, when the company was bought out. "J. Stevens/Savage Arms Co." would be after about 1920 or so. Chev. William
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    05-30-2018, 02:27 PM
    Mention of "Willys" reminded me of 'fond memories' 'helping my Father overhaul his 'work Car 1937 Willys Coupe' every two years until he finally retired for the Third time in 1974 and sold the coupe to a 'hot rodder' for $500, the same price my...
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    05-30-2018, 02:20 PM
    Laughing, Perhaps to avoid at least Three consecutive days of "Cleaning" the Same Firearm after shooting Black Powder in it? Been there, done that, enjoyed the shooting; but didn't like the post shooting cleaning, with Hot Soapy Water, followed...
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ETC USN retired with 40 years 10 months 29 days total Service, Semi-Retired From Defense Electronics, later Production Electrician in the Movie Industry, Many and Varied Life Experiences, VA registered Agent Orange and Ionizing Radiation Service Connected disabled Veteran, Pilot with Instrument Rating, Widower. Past Professional Road Racing Sidecar Passenger (Monkey), Qualified SCUBA Diver, Parachutist, and Aviator Qualifications, Vietnam Veteran (1963-1965).
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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