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Thread: Brass etc .455 webley

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    Brass etc .455 webley

    Going to possibly do some reloading for an old Webley WW1 revolver, lead cast preferably.

    So Iím after brass and dies if anyoneís got some they have collecting dust!!!!
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    I have a mold for the 455 for correct style hollow base if want to borrow


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tertle View Post
    Going to possibly do some reloading for an old Webley WW1 revolver, lead cast preferably.

    So I’m after brass and dies if anyone’s got some they have collecting dust!!!!
    I have a mandrel(?) thingy for making brass from 45 colt brass if you want to use it.
    I haven't got around to doing it(no gun to use it in). Can you load 455 with 45 dies?
    Overkill is still dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    I have a mandrel(?) thingy for making brass from 45 colt brass if you want to use it.
    I haven't got around to doing it(no gun to use it in). Can you load 455 with 45 dies?
    I will see if I can acquire 45 colt brass first but that would be awesome thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanners View Post
    I have a mold for the 455 for correct style hollow base if want to borrow


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    You are a bloody legend

    Will PM when I get half a chance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tertle View Post
    I will see if I can acquire 45 colt brass first but that would be awesome thanks!
    Gunworks has some Starline brass. $71 per 100 I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tertle View Post
    I will see if I can acquire 45 colt brass first but that would be awesome thanks!
    I can help out with cut down 45 LC brass, most of the work is done.


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    There is a guy on here and Trademe who sells cast projectiles. Pretty sure he makes Webly ones.
    Robert from Tokoroa I think his name is.
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    @Tertle,

    Think hard about just buying the 100x .455 cases ready made from Gunworks. Not bad price for such a steampunk oddity.

    Alternative, can you source .45 S&W /schofield as per this link? https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=935306

    If really stuck, wonder if you can use a lathe on some fired (thus a bit wider based) .303 brass, shorten length, and thin rims to 1 mm if necessary.
    Last edited by Cordite; 23-09-2018 at 05:13 PM.
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    Good news is that starline are now making .455 webley brass.
    It's available here in NZ but the bad news is that it's around $130 a case.
    Now don't get me wrong as I'm always one that supports buying local when I can but given that they retail in the states for around 37 cents you have to wonder why we are being charged so much (particularly when the other starline brass available here is quite reasonable.

    Canada has a good supply and they will export to NZ
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