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  • Chev. William's Avatar
    Today, 02:47 PM
    RE: Bolt Mass for .32 Auto Conversion ideas (NOT Mine!): I suspect the referenced Conversion was made using steel for the added Mass. Current aerospace techniques might allow use of a Pure Tungsten Slug for the added Mass. Considerations of the...
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    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    Making a ".25" such as the .25ACP into a rimless design would require the Extractor clearance cut to be 'deeper' reducing the Primer pocket wall thickness and therefore requiring the Head to be made harder to withstand the forces trying to expand...
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    Yesterday, 12:32 AM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    First: I was informed by my Local Gun Shop and Gunsmith that a threaded muzzle on a semi-auto pistol under Current California Laws And Regulations would be considered a Banned 'Assault Weapon'; so I have removed the Threads from my barrel's muzzle...
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    Yesterday, 12:01 AM
    First: I agree it appears that the Ruger "Standard Auto" .22LR pistol design is convertible to Center Fire operation and to cartridges of at least .32 Auto Colt Pistol semi-rimmed size. I note That the Link provided in Post#23 above is for a...
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    12-14-2018, 11:26 PM
    In My personal Case, my Projects are Stretched out in time to ease the 'pain' to my Monthly Budgeting of my Low Fixed Retirement Income and its decreasing purchase power at Time marches on. I work with .32, .25, and .22 Pistol Rounds because they...
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    12-14-2018, 11:06 PM
    I believe that: .32 extra short RF, .32 Short Rf, .32 Long Rf, .32 extra Long RF, .32 Short Colt CF, .32 Long Colt CF and Wildcat .32 Extra Long (Colt) CF Cases all are the same body diameter. .32 Auto, .32 S&W Short, .32 S&W Long, .32 H&R Magnum,...
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    12-14-2018, 11:59 AM
    WOW! That IS a Very Interesting Conversion! I wonder how they Fitted ".32 S&W Long" cartridges into that 'short' (.22LR Length) magazine well? It looks like they used a MKI magazine Base closure on the converted Magazine. Also the Mass added to...
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  • Chev. William's Avatar
    12-12-2018, 06:29 PM
    I received Back my converted Bolt with Receiver and fitted .25ACP 8-1/8" barrel along with my custom cylindrical .2794" diameter body Finish Chamber Reamer and my two 4-2/4" 'Takeoff' barrels Monday. Sadly, I learned from my Local Gun Shop and...
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    12-12-2018, 12:42 PM
    John Taylor reported he had test fired my Bolt-Receiver-Barrel set on his Grip Frame and it did Extract and Eject properly. I have yet to Fire it on my Grip frame. My Local Gun Shop gunsmith warned me tha ta threaded muzzle might make the...
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    12-11-2018, 01:17 PM
    Monday, December 10th, I received Back my fitted Custom 8-1/8" long .25ACP Ruger MKII Pistol Barrel and Receiver with converted Bolt assembly. I now have a 'Single Shot' Pistol until I finish making magazine(s) to feed it a diet of .25ACP...
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    12-11-2018, 12:16 AM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    Happy News!!! Today, December 10th, I received back my receiver with the Mounted .25ACP custom barrel and the CF converted Bolt along with my Two 'takeoff 4-3/4" Ruger Barrels and My custom chamber reamer, all wrapped and packed with Newspaper...
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    12-11-2018, 12:02 AM
    Happy News!!! Today, December 10th, I received back my receiver with the Mounted .25ACP custom barrel and the CF converted Bolt along with my Two 'takeoff 4-3/4" Ruger Barrels and My custom chamber reamer. The Barrel machining and finish is...
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    12-10-2018, 11:41 PM
    Today, December 10th, I received back my receiver with the Mounted .25ACP custom barrel and the CF converted Bolt along with my Two 'takeoff 4-3/4" Ruger Barrels and My custom chamber reamer. Now to get an Adjustable Rear Sight installed and make...
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  • Chev. William's Avatar
    12-09-2018, 07:08 PM
    Please Also See: "My Ruger Auto Pistol conversion Project " thread on this Forum. Chev William
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    12-09-2018, 07:03 PM
    In My Opinion, California will only "enforce" laws on the Law Abiding Citizens and ignore the "Criminals and Those of Criminal Intent' until some Individual Criminal is caught 'in the Act' of Committing a Crime using a firearm; then, and only then,...
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    12-09-2018, 06:49 PM
    Laughing Out Loud!!!!! Chev. William
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    12-08-2018, 11:48 AM
    Things are getting to be interesting around me. I bought a Used Ruger MKII .22LR Pistol and then got a estimate for converting it to CF and machining a .25ACP barrel that I just could not refuse; so it is in the process of Becoming a Custom 'Ruger'...
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  • Chev. William's Avatar
    12-08-2018, 11:10 AM
    Perhaps the "Caliber Wars" are also 'driven' by State Game hunting Regulations. We 'Know" a Properly placed .22RF Shot will kill an Elk or Moose but Game regulations say it is "Inhumane" to hunt such with a .22RF cartridge. Game regulations also...
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    12-08-2018, 10:46 AM
    Ah, You too Enjoy 'frugal Fun' pastimes! Chev. William
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    12-05-2018, 11:20 PM
    JMtoolman, That Approach has been considered and set aside for the following main reasons: 1. Rim Diameter of the .25ACP is greater than the width of the Ruger .22LR Magazine. 2. Body diameter of the .25ACP is greater than the width of the...
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    12-05-2018, 03:25 PM
    December 4th, I mailed a Check to John Taylor Machine in WA to pay the remainder of my bill to convert a Ruger Bolt to CF and to machine my Barrel blank to fit The Ruger MKII Standard Auto Pistol Receiver, plus the estimated cost to finish Blue the...
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    12-04-2018, 01:36 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Savvy Jack, I have been thinking back on your problem of compressed Charges 'growing ' your cases so they will not chamber in your Test Barrel's Minimum size Chamber. Have you considered making o rbuying a Sizing Die for 44-40 made to SAAMI...
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  • Chev. William's Avatar
    12-01-2018, 09:41 PM
    the afternoon and Evening of November 30th I was able to use the Facilities of my Friends Special Effects shop to begin making the Jigs and Tools to remake Beretta 950 .25ACP magazines into ones that will fit and function in my Ruger MKII Pistol...
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    11-29-2018, 02:20 AM
    My Ruger MKII .25ACP barrel is completely machined and is going out for Bluing Finish. I am Planning on sending John Taylor a second 'Installment' on the costs soon. Chev. William
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  • Chev. William's Avatar
    11-27-2018, 12:25 PM
    I won a Pair of Ebay Auctions last week and have now received the results: - A Stevens Model 44 type Barrel marked ".25 R.F." with good remaining Blue exterior and a bore exhibiting good remaining rifling and a few small pits from years of BP...
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    11-26-2018, 09:38 PM
    I won two Ebay Auctions in the last Week; one was for a Stevens 44 Barrel in .25 R.F. and the other was for a Remington #4 Barrel in .25-10 R.F. The Stevens arrived first and is in nice condition but the bore may need Cleaning. It has good...
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    11-26-2018, 09:18 PM
    Rifle Barrels are Available used! I obtained both a Stevens ".25 R.F." and a Remington ".25-10 R.F." barrels from Ebay Auctions for reasonable costs. The Remington barrel is for a #4 RB action and has a 'Ghost of Rifling' remaining in a Clean Bore...
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  • Chev. William's Avatar
    11-24-2018, 04:23 PM
    Petrol & Powder, The Two ribs, one on either side, are deeper than the thickness of the side metal and extend almost the full length of the Magazine. Internal width of the Ruger Magazine is about .250 inch which will not allow the .25ACP rim of...
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    11-22-2018, 03:14 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    Good News for my Thanksgiving: John Taylor notified vi a email Progress report that my .25ACP custom barrel, Ruger Standard Auto Receiver and CF modified bolt were successfully test fired using his Grip Frame. May Everyone have a Happy...
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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
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check