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  • AlleyCatAlleyCat Posts: 360 Member
    tennmike said:
    Let's just say that I have some loads for the .357 Mag. for that one that leave the .357 Max panting in the dust. It's built on a .12 ga, action and my loads are entirely unsafe in ANY revolver. Had no problems with the firing pin hole or primer showing signs of excessive pressure. I have a load for a 180 grain .358 jacketed rifle bullet that is running 1,775 fps, and I won't share that load.

    That is closing down on the .35 Rem, very impressive.


  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,285 Senior Member
    AlleyCat said:

    tennmike said:
    Here's the only .25 ACP repeater I know of. Built on the Marlin .22 WMR action.


    Modified centerfire bolt head.

    That is so cool!!!

    And just think of all those .270 owners looking for something with just a bit more grunt.

    :D





    It was a fun build, and it's accurate, too. And the .25 ACP rounds fit the magazine without modification. The .25 ACP and the .22 WMR cartridges are quite similar in diameter, and run at nearly the same pressure, so no worries about stressing bolt or action. I did my homework before deciding to do it. I could have also done it on a .22 LR action as the .22 WMR is just a stretched out LR action, but I had a spare .22 WMR rifle so I did it that way. Hardest part to make was the doggone firing pin.
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,241 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    Here's the only .25 ACP repeater I know of. Built on the Marlin .22 WMR action.


    Modified centerfire bolt head.
    Coolest little rifle ever!   B)
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  • TbootsTboots Posts: 4 New Member
    AlleyCat said:
    Tboots said:
    .357 mag.

    What are the barrel markings?

    I'll post when I get to my house
  • TbootsTboots Posts: 4 New Member
    AlleyCat said:
    tennmike said:
    I have them in .44 Mag., .357 Mag., .32 H&R Mag., .45 Colt, and ,45 ACP., and the first one was a conversion to .38-55. They were made on H&R and other single shot shotgun actions.  
    Top to bottom, .38-55, ./44 Mag., .357 Mag., and .32 H&.R Mag.
    Also have a Marlin .22 Mag. magazine fed rifle converted to centerfire and 25 ACP chambering.  That's a fun little rifle to shoot, too. 

    I remember that picture.
    Always meant to ask, did you ever think about a .357 Max, shotgun firing pin not notwithstanding?



    Do you know where I can get a new firing pin and spring for it 
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,204 Senior Member
    How much work is that. I would love a 357 single shot with peep sights? @tennmike
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,285 Senior Member
    Tboots said:



    Do you know where I can get a new firing pin and spring for it 
    Numrich, or Gun Parts Corporation should have new firing pin and spring.
    https://www.gunpartscorp.com/
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,285 Senior Member
    Tugar said:
    How much work is that. I would love a 357 single shot with peep sights? @tennmike
    The work itself isn't all that much as to difficulty. Barrel is turned to fit the inner barrel contour and epoxied in place. 20 gauge shotgun makes a good one for conversion. Barrel then drilled and tapped for sights and/or scope mount, and barrel crowned and chamber cut. The part I absolutely HATED making was the new extractor/ejector. It requires hand fitting. 
    I wouldn't even attempt another one now. The small brain tumor I had on left side of my brain (left side of brain controls right side of body) that was zapped with radiation had some lasting effects. I have greatly diminished fine motor control in my right arm/hand.
    There's a couple or more guys on the forum that could easily do that for you, though. And the Marlin forum has lots of info on doing that work, and I'm always available to answer any questions if needed.
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,204 Senior Member
    Thanks.
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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    Heck, Tennmike....don't feel bad.....I have a hard time even seeing fine details while deemed "medically fit" for the job. Seems most folks that don't do it for a living don't understand how near a thing it can become. Forget medical issues....the simple aging process allows your youngers to become your betters.

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  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,737 Senior Member
    NEF has 357 barrels. Graybeard.com has a NEF forum and classified.
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,285 Senior Member
    Heck, Tennmike....don't feel bad.....I have a hard time even seeing fine details while deemed "medically fit" for the job. Seems most folks that don't do it for a living don't understand how near a thing it can become. Forget medical issues....the simple aging process allows your youngers to become your betters.

    Mike
    The barrel conversion wouldn't be a problem; it's that danged new extractor. It has to be fitted and polished by hand. And I can't do file work worth spit using my left hand. I have the drawings for 20 and 12 gauge chambers and barrels I got off the internet, so copying that on a barrel blank isn't a big deal, and it just has to be a close slip fit for epoxying in place. But that extractor has to fit 'just right' or it will cause problems with extraction/ejection, and then case hardened. And I need the whole gun to do the work, but I don't have a FFL anymore, so that creates another problem.
    You're right about seeing fine detail becoming harder. I have had to revert to 3X power reading glasses for some things in the shop. Like converting the .001 inch markings on a small dial on the lathe or mill into 1/4 of that between the markings for a small finish cut! :D
    If we don't get some new, and YOUNG, 'sorcerer's apprentices' interested in doing this lathe and mill work then it's gonna be tough to keep it going regarding firearms. I blame the 'tinker toy' AR15 rifles a lot for that. And just try to  find a YOUNG feller that can do adequate draw filing, much less know how to care for and use files in general. I wish I'd kept records of the new parts I handmade for old guns with broken and worn out parts that were no longer available. And a lot of them had to be hardened and drawn after final fitting and polishing. Old skills not taught except in a very few places now. It's an education soft soldering a broken part back together to make a dimensioned drawing and then doing the hand fitting after roughing it out. Patience and attention to detail needs to be in abundance, or the scrap pile gets out of hand. :)
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  • Jeeper44magJeeper44mag Posts: 5 New Member
    Diver43 said:
    but with the late BigChiefs hand loads 
    Wait, what??!!   :'(  BC isn't around anymore?   When did that happen? 
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,640 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    but with the late BigChiefs hand loads 
    Wait, what??!!   :'(  BC isn't around anymore?   When did that happen? 
    We lost him last year to the big C
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