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  • Green Frog's Avatar
    Today, 09:30 AM
    Now we're on the same page. That old UMC and REM-UMC brass is old enough that age hardening and other factors having to do with aging had probably done it no favors! There is enough modern brass in 32-40 or from which 32-40 may be easily formed...
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    01-17-2019, 11:28 PM
    Back to the idea of using the proper, original 32-40 brass, this has been what worked best for me... I admit I haven't tried shooting my very oldest rounds in my 32-40s... they were too expensive and may have age hardened. OTOH, if I can get a...
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    01-16-2019, 03:14 PM
    John had moved on to high class double shotguns the last I heard and had a website/forum that was sort of a digital magazine on same IIRC. I used to write for him when he edited the Single Shot Journal, but have lost track of him in the intervening...
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    01-16-2019, 12:29 PM
    There is no really good forum page for this topic, so this is probably as good as any! best price I've ever seen for factory marked brass was nearly half that, but it's been a while since I've seen that price! The only alternative is to buy one of...
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    01-11-2019, 04:11 PM
    Talk to the one who only does transfers, do your homework to find what you want online, then buy exactly what you want. Problem solved! :-D BTW, do you have gun shows in your state?? Froggie
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    01-11-2019, 04:08 PM
    You might go onto GunBroker and check for either a complete Model 30/31 cylinder assembly or better yet one of the parts kits for those models that show up there often. I say this because the ejector needs to be fit to the cylinder more so than to...
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    01-11-2019, 03:45 PM
    You might also consider the poly-waxed cardboard from milk or juice cartons for your wads. We used those as over powder wads for rifle cases used for breech seated rounds in Schuetzen. For my 20 gauge, I was fortunate enough to pick up a NOS...
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    01-11-2019, 08:38 AM
    Donít know where youíre located, but if you have two independent FFLs w/in driving range, you could probably cultivate one of them to receive (a) gun(s) for you... Iíve got the Wally Worlds and a couple of LGSs and pawn shops in town, but itís been...
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    01-09-2019, 09:23 AM
    I’ve literally spent the last decade chasing, buying, and building various 32 revolvers. These range from a snub nosed I-frame to a Ruger Blackhawk in 327 FM and a Uberti SAA in 32-20. As I said previously, 32s are available now, but getting...
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    01-09-2019, 09:02 AM
    I’ve bought the caliber specific wooden blocks from Midway... a little pricey compared to free from factory boxes, but nicely spaced out for use when charging by hand (powder measure or dipper.). Brownell’s sells some similar, even more expensive...
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    01-08-2019, 01:25 PM
    It’s not good to shoot a patron... they cut off their support unless they already had you in their will. :kidding:
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    01-07-2019, 11:55 AM
    As I’ve said before, the 32s have long been a sort of “Red-Headed Stepchild” in the handgun world. The 32 S&W Long was limited to the strength of the old break tops, and the 32 H&R Magnum-wannabe was limited to the relatively weak H&R revolver...
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    01-06-2019, 09:50 PM
    My little froggie brain may have transposed Lee and Lyman products, but I don't think so... in fact, I'm thinking there was even a picture on that year's Lyman catalog of their shelf unit with press and accessories installed; but then again I may...
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    01-06-2019, 07:18 PM
    Thanks for your responses, 44magLeo and Kenstone. I am actually looking for the specific unit dredged up from my dim, amphibian memory. Failing in that, I've got an old Workmate™ and the plans to build a similar unit for that... it's one of the...
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    01-03-2019, 09:38 PM
    I think Iíve asked about this before but never got a full answer, so Iím trying again... Once upon a time, many years ago, Lyman sold a wooden shelf style assembly, the base of which accepted a loading press and the shelf on the back gave a place...
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    01-03-2019, 10:50 AM
    Iím sort of puzzled by your last sentence and the part about not catching on. Was this meant to be ironic? They were used from the late 1800s until the middle of the 1900s as the main mode of reloading for literally thousands of shooters. As bench...
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    01-03-2019, 10:32 AM
    This would be a good time to mention the danger of mixing lead melting and food cooking cast iron... anecdotally at least the contamination from the former is permanent and irreversible by normal means, so permanently disqualifies it from the...
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    01-03-2019, 10:19 AM
    It may be just me, but priming on a RCBS A-2 seems like swatting a fly with a tank... way more power than needed. For about the same price as the Auto-Feed setup, a good hand priming unit could be obtained and you would get what has been determined...
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    01-02-2019, 07:07 PM
    In the course of building my two custom K-frame 32s (blue 32 S&W Long and stainless 327 FM) I purchased a Model 67 and a Model 15 that for various reasons could not be used for the projects. I cleaned both of them up, replaced damaged sights on one...
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    01-01-2019, 01:47 PM
    You might have better luck posting this in "Reloading Equipment" rather than Casting and Reloading Hand Tools." It's more likely somebody who recognizes it would be reading that forum if they don't read all of them. Just a thought. Froggie
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    12-29-2018, 11:33 AM
    Gotcha! I was on my iPad and couldnít quite figure out what was going on. That holster looks quite professional, and if the initials were ďGFĒ in green or even CBS (my ďrealĒ ones) it would be perfect! :mrgreen: Regards, Froggie
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    12-27-2018, 12:34 PM
    Rintinglen, congratulations on making it another year and for having such a nice new gun to celebrate your trip around the sun. If that holster is an example of something you can "whip up" on a Saturday afternoon, you are a talented leatherworker...
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    12-27-2018, 11:13 AM
    If a case mouth splits when fired, you will almost certainly get a wide/wild shot. When the mouths start splitting, it signals time to retire that lot of brass... Dale53 P.S. I have that same fine revolver. After reaming both cylinders, it has...
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    12-26-2018, 12:35 PM
    Have you priced Model 63s lately? When I am considering a project as we are discussing here, I look at the cost of the donor gun and figure that into the overall cost of the project. I'm seeing Model 63s pushing the low 4 figure range around here,...
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    12-26-2018, 12:22 PM
    You are in luck, Thumbcocker. You can go over to the S&W Forum and seek out my e-friend Jebus35745. He did exactly what you propose a few years ago, only using a blue K-22 instead of a stainless J-frame. Like my Project 616, his work on this and...
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    12-26-2018, 10:46 AM
    OK, nobody stepped up to intervene, so it looks like Iím going to be moving forward. :roll: I was looking for something else yesterday and found a J-frame adjustable rear sight that I stashed away several years ago for a rainy day. I examined...
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    12-24-2018, 09:39 AM
    For years an original Winchester high wall in 32-40 loaded with original Winchester brass, 13.6 gr of the now discontinued IMR 4759 and the 200 gr iteration of the Ideal mould #31952. I don’t get out as often with any of my rifles these days. :( ...
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    12-22-2018, 09:43 AM
    Yes, I have dealt with Rick, and one advantage his operation provides is the option of having dies for otherwise unavailable calibers custom made. This service was available from Lyman way back in the day, but no more! Of course an time you go...
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    12-21-2018, 11:32 PM
    STOP!! I CAN'T STAND IT!! I had promised myself that I had made up or purchased all of the 32s I could possibly want or need and then you guys start in with all of this madness. OK, now I have to take one of my pre-War RPs with 6" non-original...
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    12-20-2018, 11:45 AM
    Since it is basically a rimmed 38-40, could you use those dies to neck size, say with a 310 Tool? I know you would have to form the cases to start with, but would you need a full set of dies for the reloads?? Inquiring minds want to know! ...
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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