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Attention to details and careful, precise working help to increase safety. In particular, mistakes in the powder type or double loads can result in severe problems. Never start with the specified maximum charge.
The process should always begin with a starting charge and then develop in the direction of the maximum charge until the desired shooting result is attained. Never exceed the maximum charge published by Nitrochemie Wimmis AG. High pressures can damage or destroy your weapon. Stop shooting your self-loaded cartridges immediately if you see signs of excessive pressure. Never use propellant powder in black powder firearms.
Smokeless propellant powders produce significantly greater pressures than black powder. The reloading of ammunition entails components from other manufacturers. A number of parameters must be observed. The equipment used must be in perfect working order. Nitrochemie Wimmis AG has no control over these processes and thus expressly refuses any liability for damage that may occur due to reloading or in the use of corresponding components and ammunition.
Always observe the following basic rules: I.Obsolete cases are formed from standard available cases or they are imported from Australia or Europe.
Let us know what you have in surplus brass, bullets, molds and reloading dies. We will make an offer to trade or buy them and can also trade for ammo you need. This is a custom shop. Everything is loaded to your order. At Gad Custom Cartridges we pride ourselves on being able to supply our customer's needs for unusual or custom developed reloads. From specialty brass to specific load requirements, we do it all. Just give us a call to discuss your specific reloading needs.
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Samples of our Custom Reloads A. BT 41 Swiss Anyone out there converted a. I dont think there is anything close. But you can get a centerfire bolt and cases for reloading. IIRC the bullets are. No need to convert it, other than to centerfire, which is actually pretty easy. Center drill the bolt. I used an RCBS headed decapping pin for my firing pin. You can modify the rimfire pin to hold the centerfire pin, or fabricate a piece from mild steel that will work.
Cases are easy to modify from. I use Lee's grain. You can also find the centerfire conversion directions with photos at castboolits. Remove Advertisements. Big John Linney. Have two Have fired three rounds out of the one, 9 grains of unique, grain cast bullet, fun, no recoil.
Making cases out of win brass, but Lee dies do not size base of case small enough, had to remove. Both rifles have different size chambers. Ugy as a bushel of sin, but I love them both! John L. You can get centerfire ammo from Buffalo Arms, pricey, but one box will reload ten more. Combat Diver. I've owned one of these rifles for over 30 yrs. Never did convert mine however. Interesting history on the rifles. Use 8mm lebel cases instead of due to the base being larger and chambers varying too much.
The Lebel necks are also thinner allowing you to easily use. Bird Dog II. My father owns one of these. His great uncle brought hit home from WW1, which is amazing considering he was gassed twice and shot once. It's practically still in cosmoline. Does anyone have recommendations on who does quality conversions?
I was a teenager in the s when far too many nice military surplus arms were "Sporterized. I'm a fairly serious collector as well, and HATE to see what Bubba has done to some very nice and sometimes, very valuable rifles. You are taking a wall hanger and making it usable. I asked him what he was going to do with it, and he told me if he didn't sell it at that show he was going to shoot it.
He had no idea the ammunition was probably worth 2x what the rifle was.This article appears in slightly shorter form in the February issue of Magnum. I came across it by accident in a local gun shop, not long after I'd made the mistake of selling that Kropatschek. I could tell he was eager to get it off his rack: probably he'd taken it in a trade and was regretting the action. It was a bargain for a mere C-note, even in its unobtainable caliber of The Vetterli represents an interesting and significant chapter in military rifle development.
He there encountered the Henry rifle, which the Rebs referred to as " It was an inspired union, one that created a viable military weapon. Switzerland adopted the first of several very similar Vetterli rifle patterns in The Vetterli was, simultaneously, the first bolt-action military rifle using metallic-cased ammunition; the first bolt action repeating rifle adopted by any nation; and the last of the large-bore black-powder designs approved for military use.
It had the further distinction of using the last rimfire round adopted for general issue to troops by any European power. In the early 's Switzerland, faced with the necessity for rapid transition to breech loading rifles firing fixed ammunition, adopted a stop-gap weapon, the Milbank-Amsler. This economical conversion of existing muzzle-loaders used a copper-cased rimfire round.
When the Vetterli was being developed the authorities briefly tested and promptly discarded a centerfire version of the Milbank-Amsler round, mainly in order to make use of their existing stocks of rimfire ammunition. The thrifty Swiss chose to stick with what they had and in the end the decision was a sound one.
The performance of the rimfire Vetterli cartridge was on a par with contemporary centerfires. Like most military rifles of the time it fired a fat lead bullet which loped along at a leisurely feet per second. Several different military loadings, including paper-patched versions, were produced. And, as with other large-bore black-powder rounds, its service life was short.
Vielle's invention of smokeless powder in and the development of high-velocity small-bore rifles firing jacketed bullets made the black-powder calibers obsolete, almost literally overnight. Once the French had adopted the 8mm Lebel every European power was forced to play catch-up, all of them developing their own smokeless small bores. The brief six years between and saw the introduction of the 8mm Lebel. The historically-neutral Swiss were compelled to run in this arms race, too.
Everyone was aware that the Franco-Prussian War had merely sown the seeds for a larger conflict, and it was a universal assumption that a general European war was inevitable. An official treatise comparing rifles of this period, written by one Col. With the French on one border, the newly-formed Republic of Italy on another, and the growing might of Germany on the third, to stay neutral the Swiss had to modernize their forces as fast as possible.
Attention, there is a minimum black powder purchase quantity of 5 pounds per shipment. There is a maximum shipment amount of 25 pounds. We can ship two 25 pound shipments per person or address per day. Discount levels apply to mix and match powder brands and granulation. Check out our delivered prices and compare it to others, we can get the powder even to the east coast for less.
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