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by jim18611865
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Someone new making ammo?
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

Someone new making ammo?

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/571582929

$70 is a little much.
But it is an option.

Another one.

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/569890376
by jim18611865
Sun May 01, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 .32cal ya or na
Replies: 5
Views: 2352

Re: Model 81 .32cal ya or na

FWIW I paid $600 for mine in the expensive northeast 2-3 years ago, and mine is pretty unmolested, except for a Williams tang sight.
Great bluing and wood.

It also came with 90 rounds of ammo, but I have since learned how to make it.
by jim18611865
Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Some decent groups, now to reload?
Replies: 10
Views: 5454

Re: Some decent groups, now to reload?

I finally fired some of my own reloads. None cracked. About a 4.5" group with the flyer, 3" without it.
Ignore anything below the center horizontal line. Four were the reloads, four were the Cabelas obsolete line. Open sights. Williams peep.
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by jim18611865
Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Some decent groups, now to reload?
Replies: 10
Views: 5454

Re: Some decent groups, now to reload?

I finally got around to reloading a few.
Four look OK, but two I kind of mushed the shoulder.

I annealed 22 cases from one batch.

Roll or taper crimp? That is the big question.
I assume these head space like any auto, on the mouth, so taper crimp?
by jim18611865
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: .30 Cases from Buffalo Arms
Replies: 4
Views: 2229

Re: .30 Cases from Buffalo Arms

They are Starline .38-55 cases. Some of the ammo I purchased with my rifle was .38-55 Win cases. I have a Lee set of case holders. They fit in #1 (38/357 shell holder) but not in #19 which is the correct case holder. Comparing them to some of my other cases, they are .003 larger in diameter, and .00...
by jim18611865
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: .30 Cases from Buffalo Arms
Replies: 4
Views: 2229

.30 Cases from Buffalo Arms

Did any of you guys try to load these yet?
Mine came yesterday, and the first thing I did was attempt to put it in the shell holder (#19).
They won't go in.
I didn't try my Dillon yet.
by jim18611865
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: 141 transition
Replies: 9
Views: 7908

Re: 141 transition

You obviously made the right decision.
It looks great!
by jim18611865
Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Making .32 Remington Brass Part II
Replies: 6
Views: 2972

Re: Making .32 Remington Brass Part II

I ordered the $25 center. I just received an email response (I emailed them first) from Grizzly saying it won't fit. I sure wish they had responded in less than a week. The email said the tail stock is only .39" and they don't carry one that will fit. It should be here today so I will know for sure....
by jim18611865
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Making .32 Remington Brass Part II
Replies: 6
Views: 2972

Re: Making .32 Remington Brass Part II

I will do some looking. I did re-size to .32 dimensions first. Possibly this (for a wood lathe though?)? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000DD5AE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1QUBNPD59DJYG&coliid=I21AYEOXPXOACZ http://www.grizzly.com/search?q=MT1 Way more choices here? Thanks again.
by jim18611865
Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Making .32 Remington Brass Part II
Replies: 6
Views: 2972

Re: Making .32 Remington Brass Part II

Live centers don't come on $400 lathes, at least I don't think they do?
It would spin, not spin, spin again, etc.
I will check around to see if one is available for my lathe.
If not, I will try the die method, although I am not sure my chuck is big enough to take a die, but I will see.

Thanks

Jim
by jim18611865
Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Making .32 Remington Brass Part II
Replies: 6
Views: 2972

Making .32 Remington Brass Part II

I have finally finished my first one. I don't think I will load it though. A few questions. 1st, How do I keep the tail stock from eating up the primer pocket? 32rem_2.jpg 2nd, I am guessing I need to reverse the chuck jaws? See the indent on the neck. The case was virtually in there all winter. 32r...
by jim18611865
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Making .32 Remington Brass
Replies: 18
Views: 10109

Re: Making .32 Remington Brass

It is finally warm enough to work in the garage. I love winter. I managed to get one 30-30 shell to spin without wobbling. OK, I have a question. How do you keep the tail stock from chewing up the primer pocket? I made a pretty decent tool for the extractor groove. It could be better. I used a purch...
by jim18611865
Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Henwood's book, anyone else buy it?
Replies: 17
Views: 6213

Re: Henwood's book, anyone else buy it?

I just finished it a week ago.
There was a lot that I just didn't know.
A very interesting read.

Funny how big of a collector he is/was but he doesn't recommend shooting them.
That is just crazy talk.
by jim18611865
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Bolt will not unlock....what do I do?
Replies: 18
Views: 6835

Re: Bolt will not unlock....what do I do?

At this point it just has the be the link/action spring follower/action spring?
The stock is off now?
It doesn't look like a rusty mess, but inside the action spring tube, one never knows.
by jim18611865
Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 81 - 30 Remington FOR SALE
Replies: 3
Views: 2611

Re: Model 81 - 30 Remington FOR SALE

FWIW, I paid $600 for a very similar one in .32 Remington recently. (made in 1938)
Mine has the Williams instead of the Redfield. Mine is also missing the rear sight.
Mine came with 90 rounds loaded, and 10 empties.
My stock is in better shape, metal about the same.
by jim18611865
Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Lyman 310 tool in 25 Rem on FleaBay
Replies: 4
Views: 2044

Re: Lyman 310 tool in 25 Rem on FleaBay

You will be learning more than reloading, you will be making ammo almost from scratch.
I am learning right now.
by jim18611865
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: May head up to Vermont in April. Anyone want to do lunch?
Replies: 6
Views: 2786

Re: May head up to Vermont in April. Anyone want to do lunc

Skier, you betcha! Where is your originating point.
I am in CT. I have done Mt. Snow in 2 1/4 hours. Skied from first to last chair.
Then couldn't walk once I made it home.
by jim18611865
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Making .32 Remington Brass
Replies: 18
Views: 10109

Re: Making .32 Remington Brass

I bought a Lee single stage just for the .32 Rem.
My Dillon 550 is a little much, until the brass is made.

Jim
by jim18611865
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 to .32 Remington order of operations?
Replies: 11
Views: 4140

Re: 30-30 to .32 Remington order of operations?

You have to Choose File (likely it needs to be re-sized).
I use Microsoft Office Picture Manager. I re-size to Web Large.
Then click Add the file.
by jim18611865
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 to .32 Remington order of operations?
Replies: 11
Views: 4140

Re: 30-30 to .32 Remington order of operations?

This site is awesome.
Pics are from curdog.
This is the kind of info an inexperienced one like myself needs.

I did make a similar holder.

Jim
by jim18611865
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 to .32 Remington order of operations?
Replies: 11
Views: 4140

Re: 30-30 to .32 Remington order of operations?

Curdog,

Define "fine" ?
100 Grit?

Anyone have pictures of the tool you use to cut the extractor groove?


Thanks

Jim
by jim18611865
Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 to .32 Remington order of operations?
Replies: 11
Views: 4140

Re: 30-30 to .32 Remington order of operations?

First thing I did was make a shell holder. Basically a .320 brass rod. It fits fairly snug in a re-sized 30-30 case. Then I re-sized 5 cases and chucked them up in the lathe. They wobble quite a bit. Is it just going to be trial and error in getting them in the chuck centered, or something different...
by jim18611865
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 to .32 Remington order of operations?
Replies: 11
Views: 4140

30-30 to .32 Remington order of operations?

Here is what I plan on doing. I am going to make a brass piece to hold the shells. Step 1 Full length re-size/deprime cleaned 30-30 cases to .32 Remington. Step 2 Chuck them up in lathe and make appropriate cuts. Step 3 Clean/tumble again. Step 4 Anneal the necks Step 5 Load them Step 5 Shoot. Is th...
by jim18611865
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Went ahead and hit "buy now."
Replies: 8
Views: 3683

Re: Went ahead and hit "buy now."

I think that is pretty close to what it is worth. I paid $600 for mine is similar condition in .32. I got 90 round of ammo, but yours isn't in an obsolete caliber, and that sight is a $150 upgrade. I think you did OK. Besides, it is only money. I am confident you will make more. I am also confident ...
by jim18611865
Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Gunbroker ammo.
Replies: 0
Views: 1479

Gunbroker ammo.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =461844035

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =461659851

This guy is a big collector of 8's and 81's.
If I was you I would mark him in gunbroker as a favorite seller.
The .30 ammo was re-listed because no one bid.
by jim18611865
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Annealing the brass
Replies: 5
Views: 3020

Re: Annealing the brass

Fred,

Thanks for the warning. Before I do anything, I have a neighbor who is a retired chemist.
I will run it by him for safety. If he says change something, I will change it.
I will certainly clean everything before trying this.

Jim
by jim18611865
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Annealing the brass
Replies: 5
Views: 3020

Re: Annealing the brass

Check it out. Does potassium nitrate expand when it melts?
by jim18611865
Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Making .32 Remington Brass
Replies: 18
Views: 10109

Re: Making .32 Remington Brass

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Santa did show up.
by jim18611865
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: dry firing a model 8
Replies: 6
Views: 2934

Re: dry firing a model 8

This was posted before, and I learned it here.
There is never a need to dry fire the Model 8/81.
Let the bolt go slowly forward, with your finger on the trigger.
The hammer will simply follow the bolt.

Jim
by jim18611865
Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 ,30-30
Replies: 3
Views: 2049

Re: Model 8 ,30-30

A fellow club member gave me some brass that he thought might be .30 Remington.
Some were marked 30 and were made by Remington. Turns out they are 30-40 Krag, formerly known as 30 US.
by jim18611865
Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Making .32 Remington Brass
Replies: 18
Views: 10109

Re: Making .32 Remington Brass

Thanks TRX.
I actually ordered a lathe yesterday.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/4-x-6-M ... athe/G0745
by jim18611865
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel Nut Wrench, Must Have?
Replies: 7
Views: 2911

Re: Barrel Nut Wrench, Must Have?

I grabbed one of those Ebay wrenches. It was perfect.
I didn't feel comfortable knowing mine, likely hadn't been opened in almost 80 years.
I was pleasantly surprised to find very clean internals and no rust. Plus it was fun!

Jim
by jim18611865
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: A great site for a new intrest
Replies: 14
Views: 3726

Re: A great site for a new intrest

Wanatim,

Do you still have the .32 and .30 brass, and if yes are you willing to part with it?
I am about to buy a lathe to start making my own .32 brass.

Jim
by jim18611865
Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: GB M8 huh?
Replies: 9
Views: 3926

Re: GB M8 huh?

He sent me a bunch of pics. Under the recoil pad is fine, no issues there. Why he doesn't post them I don't know?
by jim18611865
Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: new reloading project
Replies: 12
Views: 4564

Re: new reloading project

I did the same thing with Buffalo Arms several months ago. I am still waiting.
If they do show up, let us know.

Jim
by jim18611865
Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 38-55 reloading help
Replies: 11
Views: 3731

Re: 38-55 reloading help

Starline Brass is the fix. Who knew?

Thanks

Jim
by jim18611865
Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: new reloading project
Replies: 12
Views: 4564

Re: new reloading project

Wear it out, Mang! I'm all for discussing (and cussing) these odd, but wonderful old calibers. Before anyone buys a lathe I *think* I may have found a supplier for .30 and .32 and I have found that Midway has dies in their "obscure rifle" section. If the price is right, let us know. I am accumulati...
by jim18611865
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: new reloading project
Replies: 12
Views: 4564

Re: new reloading project

I only have a .32 Remington, and fortunately it came with 90 rounds of ammo, and 10 empties. 15% have been cracking though. .32 Remington ammo is getting absurd as well so I have decided Santa is getting me a lathe for Christmas to make my own brass from 30-30. Annealing is in my immediate future as...
by jim18611865
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Annealing the brass
Replies: 5
Views: 3020

Annealing the brass

I am sure most of you anneal if you reload. I have been watching a lot of videos. Boy there are some resourceful people out there. I may go with the salt bath method. Seems cheap and easy with more room for error. What is your method? http://s262.photobucket.com/user/BattleRife/media/Saltbathanneali...
by jim18611865
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: new reloading project
Replies: 12
Views: 4564

Re: new reloading project

Are you willing to share where the stash is coming from?
How many did you get?

Jim
by jim18611865
Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel jacket scope mount
Replies: 8
Views: 3485

Re: Barrel jacket scope mount

Wait a minute, that barrel jacket doesn't move does it when firing?
Otherwise Fred's inverted ring would not have worked.
This seems like a good project.

Thanks for the ideas.

Jim
by jim18611865
Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel jacket scope mount
Replies: 8
Views: 3485

Re: Barrel jacket scope mount

Norm,

Any issues with the ejecting brass hitting the underside of the scope?

Thanks.

Jim
by jim18611865
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel jacket scope mount
Replies: 8
Views: 3485

Barrel jacket scope mount

I know this sounds crazy, but has anyone tried mounting a long eye relief scope using the rear sight screw holes? I can see all kinds of issues, but it seems possible if the barrel jacket and scope could stand up to the recoil. Also would it still cycle with the added weight? Scope would need to be ...
by jim18611865
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 38-55 reloading help
Replies: 11
Views: 3731

Re: 38-55 reloading help

I think I found the answer. I knew I couldn't be the first.
Apparently Winchester brass is thicker than Starline. I just ordered some Starline.
We'll see.
Thanks
I'll report back later.

Jim
by jim18611865
Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: 38-55 reloading help
Replies: 11
Views: 3731

Re: 38-55 reloading help

I just heard back from the maker that is out of business. He said the bullets I bought were tapered. That explains a lot. There isn't a sizer die for odd sizes but they will custom make them, it just takes a few weeks. I just don't think a bullet smaller than .378 is going to be accurate in my rifle...
by jim18611865
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 38-55 reloading help
Replies: 11
Views: 3731

Re: 38-55 reloading help

Maybe that new lathe is going to get more work than I imagined.
I can't understand why I had no issues initially?

I may try some factory loads. If they are OK maybe I can get a gunsmith to open the last 1/2 of the chamber a hair?
Thanks
Jim
by jim18611865
Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: 38-55 reloading help
Replies: 11
Views: 3731

38-55 reloading help

I have a NEF Buffalo Classic in 38-55. I originally loaded fifty 255 gn. cast bullets sized at .380. I guessed at the time of my bore size. Accuracy was acceptable, so I tried to buy more. That guy went out of business, so I bought a whole bunch (500) from someone else. Now when I load the shell, it...
by jim18611865
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Making .32 Remington Brass
Replies: 18
Views: 10109

Re: Making .32 Remington Brass

This information is extremely useful. Thanks!
srs, can you post a pic of the tool you are using to cut the groove and rim in one pass?

I like the idea of using the 30-30 die as a collet, I may get one.


Thanks again!

Jim
by jim18611865
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Making .32 Remington Brass
Replies: 18
Views: 10109

Re: Making .32 Remington Brass

What do you guys think of this lathe? It is on sale now, and shipping is $23. http://www.grizzly.com/products/4-x-6-Micro-Metal-Lathe/G0745 Those $100-$200 ones on ebay look OK but I want this to last. I was contemplating a trip to Harbor Freight, but for $23 shipping... Help picking out bits or bit...