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Old 11-03-2008, 04:26 PM
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A friend picked a box of goodies at a flea market for me. It had quite a few old boxes of gas checks which made me happy. However there is also 500 Hornady 38 cal "Pistol Cups" and 250+ Herter's 38 caliber "Pistol Jackets" and 250 Herter's .22 cal pistol jackets. I am assuming they were for swaging your own bullets.
Does anybody still do this? Is there any other use for these?
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:27 PM
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A friend picked a box of goodies at a flea market for me. It had quite a few old boxes of gas checks which made me happy. However there is also 500 Hornady 38 cal "Pistol Cups" and 250+ Herter's 38 caliber "Pistol Jackets" and 250 Herter's .22 cal pistol jackets. I am assuming they were for swaging your own bullets.
Does anybody still do this? Is there any other use for these?
Yes,they do.
But it ie very expensive.The Corbin Company pretty much controlls it.
Ue Google to contact them to find out what it costs.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:48 PM
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Mike; as I look into my crystal ball, I see those jackets costing you big time.

There are a bunch of bullet swagers over at saubier.com and they are friendly and helpful folks.

Did you kill any ducks?
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:54 PM
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Mike; as I look into my crystal ball, I see those jackets costing you big time.

There are a bunch of bullet swagers over at saubier.com and they are friendly and helpful folks.

Did you kill any ducks?
Only killed a couple ducks, bad weather all around us but not in the right spots to move ducks. We had a great week anyway.

If you or anyone else is interested in these Pistol jackets they are yours for the asking. I've got too many
diseases that I'm not ready to get into another!
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:52 PM
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Only killed a couple ducks, bad weather all around us but not in the right spots to move ducks. We had a great week anyway.

If you or anyone else is interested in these Pistol jackets they are yours for the asking. I've got too many
diseases that I'm not ready to get into another!
Mike
I have a Herters swaging tool,and would be glad to pay shipping for the 38 cal componants.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:38 AM
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I have a Corbin press. All my dies, though, are for .44 and .45 cal. bullets. Swage dies are also available from CH4D. http://www.ch4d.com/
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:01 PM
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Dear Mike,

I was a big fan of Herter in my misspent youth. Yes, he had dies to swage. One of his odditys was longintudinal lube grooves. Seemed to work o.k. but didn't catch on.

Friend, retired gun smith, son and step son of gun smiths, told me that he suspected Herter was getting tools from CH (which has been sold many many times over the years). One series I remember used pure lead wire, 99% or so, "tech pure", and the "half jacket" cup to swage a bullet. Problem was lead still remained in contact with the barrel and at any velocity leaded very bad. You were better off with well lubed hard cast bullets. Gas checks didn't hurt.

As said, today's CH is at ch4d.com. Mr. Corbin, Dave is the big company in the field. Not cost effective unless you shoot alot of go into business. He has a brother, Richard, at rceco.com ... A Mr. Blackmon, without web site, also makes dies. Last I knew Sports Flite is out of business. Hollywood Engineering used to make some equipment like this. Any machinist can. As suggested, this could get expensive if you do real in depth research and testing. ENJOY. Luck. Happy trails.
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:23 PM
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I have a Herters swaging tool,and would be glad to pay shipping for the 38 cal componants.
Frank
I've sent you a PM
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I have annealed and swaged rimless pistol bullets into jackets for rifle bullets using homemade dies. If you are creative, you can also do the verysame thing. Just drill out an existing 30 Carbine die, then chamfer its mouth with a 1/8 " pipe reamer, make a bulletseater stem of the right contour and start making "Yore Own".
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