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Thread: What to do

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    What to do

    I have an old late 1800ís double barrel hammer gun (nitro proof Damascus)
    She shoots awsome with black powder which is what i use it for the pain in the arse is being an English gun itís got 2.5 inch chambers
    So loading for it is a very slow painful process it takes me well over an hour to load 25 shots
    And sometimes I can shoot 80 odd in a day
    I have a mec press but that will only load 2-3/4 ammo I have also tried a lee loader no good
    So im currently useing the primitive nail and doul method

    Im thinking of getting the rifle reamed to 2-3/4 so i can load with the mec as its way quicker

    There is factory 2.5 inch like falcon cowboy which Iíve shot and probably still will but loading black powder for her needs to be done as alot of shoots donít allow smokeless

    The gun only owes me $200 but is in fantastic condition so is it worth doing or do i keep busting my arse loading 2.5ís while keeping an eye out for a 2-3/4 gun

    Anyone know how much it would cost and who would do it

    @Pointer ill tag you because you know shit loads about older shottys

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    https://youtu.be/amBveFBnVgY Don’t look hard if you have the reamer

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    Ream her out. From memory reamers came from either Pacific tool and gauge or brownells, I forget, it's been a while.

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    Ok will look into getting it done I don’t think it would be good use of money to buy a reamer for a one off
    Hopefully a gunsmith here in nz has reamers

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    something rings a bell in my memory about cheating this a little. Are you using roll or star crimps?
    The niggling memory thing says that a 2 3/4 chamber has enough room for the star crimp to come out and fill out.
    Therefore a 2 1/2 chamber maybe long enough to let a roll crimp on a 2 3/4 loose and still not jam up the bore so to speak.
    any more thought anyone?

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    Dont ream it roll crimp 2 3/4. I have a similar gun, not nitro proofed like yours, I cut the crimp off 2 3/4s load through a mec and roll crimp. I run 50 or so through the press than card over and run in the roll crimper can easily do a couple of hundred an hour. If only bp was cheaper sigh
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    Cheers @Marty Henry
    I don't have one so only going off the data banks. I'm a bugger for stuff like that.

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    Cheers guys
    ill think about the options i can get it sorted for arround $100 had a chat to arthur cleland today as long as there’s enough meat in the barrel

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    what about spacing the mec up so you can then crimp 2.5 cases all you should need would be a spacer on the deprime and the crimp stations?

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    https://youtu.be/Tv9bWmShsPk
    Found this while Berg was typing.
    First 10 sec,note the spacer.
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    Real guns start with the number 3 or bigger and make two holes, one in and one out." -

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    Quote Originally Posted by madjon_ View Post
    https://youtu.be/Tv9bWmShsPk
    Found this while Berg was typing.
    First 10 sec,note the spacer.
    yes I am a slow typer . would be easier if you could use plastic wads. those wads for loading 1 and 7/8 in 3 inch shells might be short enough to get your shot in.

 

 

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