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    01-18-2019, 03:10 PM
    You might check what "Lothar Walther" lists in the Bore/Groove Diameters you are looking for. Chev. William
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    01-16-2019, 09:09 PM
    My candidate for a"Rodent Self Defense Weapon" is a Ruger Standard Auto MKII Pistol conversion from .22LR RF to .25ACP CF wiht an 8-1/8" long Tapered Barrel, Adjustable Rear Sight, and Volquartsen Target molded rubber Grip. The Grip fits my...
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    01-16-2019, 12:06 AM
    Wetter Weekend, No work done on my Projects. Did get my Kitchen Sink unclogged and draining properly againC though. Chev. William
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    01-11-2019, 01:20 PM
    It is Friday and I have a VA Appointment today, plus there is more Rain forecast for this weekend and next week. so Far this January I have received about an Acre-Inch of rain here which is keeping my Yards Green for a time. Have done some...
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    01-08-2019, 09:59 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    This last Weekend, December 5-6, 2019, I was able to use my Friends Special Effects shop machine tools for both afternoons/early evenings. The time was used to Rough out a Form Tool to remake a Beretta "950" .25ACP magazine body into a top portion...
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    01-08-2019, 12:36 PM
    This last Weekend, December 5-6, 2019, I was able to use my Friends Special Effects shop machine tools for both afternoons/early evenings. The time was used to fough out a Form Tool to remake a Beretta "950" .25ACP magazine body into a top portion...
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    01-04-2019, 10:31 PM
    RE: .25ACP barrel; Please consider having it custom Chyambered with a Constant diameter body of about .2796" as this will prevent an 'unsightly' circumferential bulge on your fired cases. The typical Chamber reamer use for .25ACP has a Tapered Body...
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    01-03-2019, 02:32 AM
    This December, I received Back from John Taylor my Ruger Standard Auto Receiver And Bolt converted To Center fire and fitted with an custom 8-1/8" long .25ACP barrel chambered with my Custom .2795" diameter Finish Chamber reamer, mad eby JGS...
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    01-03-2019, 02:20 AM
    As of the New Year my revolver is still with my gunsmith and he is now back in the shop so maybe some progress will occur. I do have a new "Toy to Play with though, a Ruger Standard Auto MKII Pistol converted to Centerfire and .25ACP cartridge. ...
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    01-03-2019, 02:02 AM
    December 27th I finally got out my .32 H&R Single Six to test fire. Tried it with: .32 ACP .32 S&W .32 S&W Long .32 H&R Mag. with no problems. Noted that since al were being fired through the .32 H&R cylinder; the shorter cartridges 'spread'...
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    01-03-2019, 01:50 AM
    Personally, I believe it is a"Good Mornign": to wake up to the New Day just dawning, and both hear and see it slowly awake and arise Fresh and Clean with the Sun. Chev. William
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    01-02-2019, 05:04 PM
    For Me, a Stevens .22LR "Marksman", a Stevens 1894 .25 RF "Favorite", a Stevens 1915 .22LR "Favorite", a Stevens 1915 .32 Long "Favorite", and a pair of "Model 44"s of various caliber barrels and one converted to Center Fire with .32, .25, .22...
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    01-01-2019, 04:29 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread .221 Askins in Special Projects
    I have been 'pondering' on using .25ACP cases to make a more modern, or updated, version of the .221 Atkins and I believe it is a reasonable idea. - The rim diameter and thickness is closer to .22LR than that of the 5.5 Velodog Col. Atkins used as...
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    01-01-2019, 03:52 PM
    Yes, on Dec. 27th My Special Effects Friend and I took time for a "Range Day" at our local commercial Outdoor Range Facility (Angeles ranges) for Testing, Fun, and relaxation. OOPS: it seems a Whole Bunch of People had the same Idea at the same...
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    01-01-2019, 02:18 AM
    It Was A "Merry Christmas" here early. It looks like a "Happy New Year's Celebration" in this neighborhood aiso. My the New Year Bring all of us Good Things to enjoy. Chev. William
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    12-31-2018, 01:06 PM
    It is Morning December 31st and I am contemplating the evening and then morning of January 1st when I will watch the Pasadena Rose Parade on TV, sort of a Family Tradition started when my family moved into our new house in 1955. The first...
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    12-29-2018, 08:28 PM
    Thursday, December 27th, my Special Effects Friend and I took a "Range Day" for some Testing an Fun and Relaxation. I took both my .25ACP conversion Ruger MKII Auto Pistol and my .22LR Pre-mark Ruger auto Pistol along to compare. Both were...
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    12-29-2018, 08:04 PM
    I purchase another 100 case bag of Jagemann Stamping Co. .25ACP empty Brass to see if they had changed anything: Case diameters measure .276" at base and mouth. Case lengths measured: .595" through.602" = 0 samples .603" = 05 samples .604" = 45...
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    12-29-2018, 01:48 AM
    December 28th Update: Little work on my dies this month because of another Project and some 'outside' things getting in the way. I have a stored pressure type low flow toilet. The manufacturer Sent out arecal notice on the pressure tank and mine...
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    12-28-2018, 04:25 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    Yesterday i Took a "Range Day" to have some "Fun and Relaxation" yet found tha t a Whole Bunch of People had the same idea at similar time. Eventually, I fired my converted .25ACP MKII Pistol and My Pre-MK .22LR Pistol; both as Single Shot for...
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    12-28-2018, 04:07 PM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    Watch Ebay for "Ruger Pistol Bolt". I found several offers for Bolt assemblies and bolt bodies only. NOTE, by my experiments it seems MKI, MKII, MKIII, and MKIV bolts will function in Ruger Pre-MK and MKII pistols although some Newer "features...
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    12-28-2018, 01:17 AM
    Today, December 27th of 2018, My special effects Coordinator Friend and I took several firearms to the Commercial Angeles Ranges to have some "fun And Relaxation" testing function and general shooting at targets. It seems A Whole Lot of Others...
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    12-27-2018, 12:47 PM
    Today is a 'Fun" Range Day Excursion and, among others, I am taking a Stevens 1894 Favorite and a Stevens Marksman both in .22LR. I have two boxes of .22LR Winchester-Western Super X Standard Velocity to use in them. Both with Plain Open Iron...
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    12-27-2018, 12:43 AM
    Chev. William replied to a thread 25 acp in Cast Boolits
    Beretta America Said not likely As All their Prodiction i sfrom Stampe daznd Formed Flat sheets and they estimate the Tooling to make such a special Magazine would cost around $40,000.00; Far Beyond MY Budget and Finances. December 27th My...
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    12-27-2018, 12:33 AM
    Planning a "Range Day" Tomorrow, December 27th, with my Special Effects Friend. Taking a .32 S&W 5 shot top break, a .32 Single Six Revolver, a Colt D.A. 38 revolver, My Ruger Target .22 Auto, my Ruger .25ACP auto Eject Pistol, a Stevens .22LR...
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    12-26-2018, 12:54 AM
    California Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms has a listing (currently four pages long) Titled "Roster of Exempted Olympic Competition Pistols" that lists them by Maker, Model, and Caliber. The Listing contains pistols in .22Shor, .22LR, .32...
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    12-25-2018, 03:47 PM
    Looking at a Parts Diagram of the Marlin 25M/26MN rifles; it looks like it employed a single locking feature, the Bolt handle, as the means to lock the bolt into the Receiver in Battery condition. Depending upon this single lock 'lug' means the...
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    12-25-2018, 03:14 PM
    This Morning, on the Celebrated Anniversary Day of the Birth of Jesus of Nazareth in Bethlehem, I wish all my Family, My Friends, and My Acquaintances a Very Happy and Merry Christmas. A solid Tungsten mass added to the Hard Alloy Steel of the...
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    12-24-2018, 09:34 AM
    I think the "Savings" is in the 'fun' of tuning your reloads to your firearm. In the case of .25ACP; both SAAMI and CIP specify a Test Barrel length of about 6 inches.Testing of Factory .25ACP in a T/C pistol with a 18" barrel then cutting 1" off...
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    12-21-2018, 11:31 PM
    Even a Blowback pistol is convertible. I now have a Ruger Standard Auto MKII Pistol in .25ACP with a 8-1/8" long tapered Barrel. See my thread on this forum about the project. Chev. William
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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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Production Electrician

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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