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Thread: Service Model ACE Floating Chamber Mod?

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    Service Model ACE Floating Chamber Mod?

    Maybe 20+ years back American Rifleman ran a piece about modifying the Ace's chamber for added reliability. It alleviated the lead/carbon fouling issue for longer cleaning intervals and reliable function. I now wish I still saved back issues but stopped and discarded the boxes many moons ago, and Dad has never saved his. Anyone have any memories, info or ideally a back issue or link to an article?

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    I found this
    https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...ice-model-ace/

    Is that what you are looking for?
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    Thanks for that effort DCM, but no that is a recent reprint of a 1938 review article. The one I am in search of was a how-to type write up from the '70s or early '80s. I did read this one in my searches and found the reference to a "young man working entirely on his own in an auto repair shop in a small country town" amusing to say the least. Ummmmm... not quite lol. Williams was owner of a long and nefarious history beginning with being kicked out of the Blackstone Military Academy for theft of weapons and ammunition and culminating with a conviction for moonshine production and murder of a County Sheriff. He actually invented and prototyped the floating chamber design in the prison shop! His sentence was eventually commuted when he received a government contract to produce a .22 conversion for light machine gun, M1 and 1911 trainers I believe. What a life.

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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
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