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Thread: Converting Pardus (Turkish Folder) 12 ga. to 357 Mag

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    Looks great!

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    Thanks, CW.

    Tonight I gave my hammer another look and decided to try to gain some mechanical advantage by changing the spring/hammer relationship.

    So I put another hole in the hammer above the factory location. The hammer is hard all the way through, so I used a diamond ball and diamond cylinder on my dremel and freehanded it. It's not perfect, but it's functional.



    I reinstalled the spring and it was obvious that it was much harder to cock. Trigger pull was nearly 10 lbs. I removed the shims and with just the stock spring it has about a pound more trigger pull than before with all the shims. I put it back together and it fired a CCI400 SR primer fine.

    I also polished the sides of the hammer.



    Here is the before picture:



    I'm going to shoot it with the rifle primers until it proves itself. I may have to add one shim. Then I'll work on the sear to lighten the trigger pull. I still have a healthy amount of positive engagement so I'll carefully work it towards a more neutral relationship.

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    Good thinking.

    I was gonna ask how much stacking and if room a shim or even a heavier spring. You ideally want to stay with a SR primer in the Maxi.

    Fun project the Maxi is a awesome little round. With all the talk of this new Winchester round I pulled out my orig H&R Maxi and loaded up some new shells with a cast 190g LEE boolit. Its rekindled some very fold old memories with this caliber.



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    I would only add to watch the breech face insert for pressure signs. I'd not push the Max past starting loads with the alloy frame. It's definitely a shooter!

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    CW - Those bullets look nice. Is that mold currently available?

    TBG - Good advice. I've checked the firing pin bushing several times and right after I fired the latest heavy loads. BTW, this shotgun has a steel frame. I rounded the lower edges with a file and it is a tough metal. Still, I'm going to back down from the latest heavy loads.

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    Its a custom LEE mold from the past. No numbers but “358” on it sorry.



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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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