Solved - MY 43 Spanish Reloads would not fit chamber

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DoctorBill
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Solved - MY 43 Spanish Reloads would not fit chamber

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I have had problems trying to reload for my Argentine 43 Spanish Remington Rolling Block Rifle
using the LYMAN 439186 Molded cast bullets.

The reloads would NOT fit into the chamber - even if the empty Brass Cartridges would !

Figured out that it was the NECK DIAMETER !

Long story short - the large upper Lube Ring in the Lyman .439 Cast Bullet is .439" Dia.
The three thinner lower Lube Rings below it are ~.435" dia.

If you keep Lube (ALOX) off the lower rings and DO NOT allow the large upper Lube Ring
to enter the Brass Case, the neck will be sufficiently small enough to go into battery.
The OAL of 3.02 inch, with a RN Bullet, was OK in my rifle.

I made a Taper Crimper from 7/8ths inch threaded rod to help crunch down on the neck, also.

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Works for me. If this helps anyone - I am a happy camper.

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DoctorBill - (AKA Martini Shooter elsewhere)

BTW - Neat Stuff: These Cheap Thrift Store Metal Cone Wine Bottle Stoppers make
great Brass Case Flaring Tools - when you grind down the point. Drink the wine, first....
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ndnchf
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Re: Solved - MY 43 Spanish Reloads would not fit chamber

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Good to know. Thanks for sharing. I don't have a 43 Spanish anymore. But I do have its cousin, a .44-77. I shoot mostly paper patched bullets in it.
toot
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Re: Solved - MY 43 Spanish Reloads would not fit chamber

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DR. Bill, if I flare the case mouth to much, with the wine GIZZY, how would I go about getting it back to fit into the gun.?
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Re: Solved - MY 43 Spanish Reloads would not fit chamber

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That depends on what equipment YOU have.

I crimp the cartridges with the LEE Die.

If you know that you have flared the case too much, either run the case back
into the die enough to constrict it back or perhaps push the empty case into
the receiver to re-constrict it.

Take it easy with the Wine Gizzy ! Small steps - small steps !

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Re: Solved - MY 43 Spanish Reloads would not fit chamber

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toot wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:53 am DR. Bill, if I flare the case mouth to much, with the wine GIZZY, how would I go about getting it back to fit into the gun.?
Running a case into the sizing die, or the seater die just a small amount will easily remove the bell.
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Re: Solved - MY 43 Spanish Reloads would not fit chamber

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DoctorBill & Marlinman93. thank you guys for the answer to the question I posted, on too much WINE GIZZY, in flaring a case mouth. toot.
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