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drbd
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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: drbd]
      #242904 - 23/02/14 02:33 AM

Let's try the pics of the francotte...it's my first time posting pics so we'll see (already loaded them to photobucket before I saw your PM lancaster...)
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k276/eline007/proofmarkfrancotte_zps3e95985d.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k276/eline007/francottecal24_zps3ebee328.jpg
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k276/eline007/francottecal24-1_zps159fdb3f.jpg

any information is welcome!
Would reloading dies for the regular brass 24 cases (65 mm) also work for the short 40mm cases?
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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: drbd]
      #242914 - 23/02/14 04:08 AM

That is a NICE rifle!

I have a 12 bore action, maybe I should do something with it.

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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: Daryl_S]
      #242918 - 23/02/14 05:50 AM








if realy 24/40 its an very unusual Martini

I see proofhouse Liege after 1893 and rifled barrel but what is the upper mark? anyway no nitro proof so black powder only for the start.

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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: lancaster]
      #242919 - 23/02/14 05:55 AM

"Would reloading dies for the regular brass 24 cases (65 mm) also work for the short 40mm cases?"

answer NO

without a chamber cast we only guess

you can order a die set when you have a chamber cast, CH4D is allways a good idea
maybe a 577 Snider die set is working with some clever adjustment

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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: lancaster]
      #242923 - 23/02/14 07:22 AM

it has a smoothbore left hand barrel but fully rifled in the right hand barrel with a 3" chamber. It has a right hand twist with deep rifling

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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: buckland]
      #242924 - 23/02/14 08:06 AM

Buckland you seem to speak of a double barrel gun but the photo shows a single barrel martini.

More photos please...

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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: tinker]
      #242946 - 23/02/14 08:50 PM

Regarding the proof marks: the upper one is an " X ", then we have R with a crown on top of it (meaning Royal probably)
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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: drbd]
      #242947 - 23/02/14 08:53 PM

R with crown is a proof mark for a rifled barrel, dont know what X means

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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: buckland]
      #242948 - 23/02/14 09:03 PM

Quote:

it has a smoothbore left hand barrel but fully rifled in the right hand barrel with a 3" chamber. It has a right hand twist with deep rifling




be careful , if it realy have a 3" long chamber this was probably not made for the modern high pressure 3" loads
such 3" chamber were used most times for clay pigeon guns in the old blackpowder times to get more powder and shot into the case.
if your gun is otherwise in good shape and NITRO proofed there is no reason you dont try any modern slug load so long its not fin stabilised. such slugs are realy designed for flying without a thist!
you dont mention the gauge - its a 12ga? sabot slugs will work maybe better than brennecke style slugs.

pics of the gun and proof marks will be nice, if necessary I will help you to post it

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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: lancaster]
      #242963 - 24/02/14 06:52 AM

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R with crown is a proof mark for a rifled barrel, dont know what X means



As it is a Manufrance gun, the "X" may be the St.Etienne proofmark, actually depicting 2 crossed palm leaves. If so, the crown/R mark stands for a repair or reproof after alterations. Now there is a problem: The exact shape of that crown stands for either blackpowder or smokeless proof! A photo of these marks would be of help in identifying the proof.


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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: lancaster]
      #349104 - 11/01/21 05:22 PM

Putting this back into circulation.

Very good study here.

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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: tinker]
      #349108 - 11/01/21 11:56 PM

Since this thread is back...

Im wondering if it would be possible to load full length brass cases for 410 Shotshells with the bullet exposed like a "rifle" cartridge? Im picturing a BP 410 "Rifle" cartridge

I already load roundball slugs in them using a "crimping" tool (made by a member here) to put a 3 point crimp on the case, but I was thinking a loaded lead bullet would be cool in a 410 rifled barrel.

I "know" I can form full length 410 cases from 303 and 9.3x74R cases. It seems possible to my novice eyes???

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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: EDELWEISS]
      #349109 - 12/01/21 12:51 AM

I do, with 9.3 brass. I need to thin the neck for my particular application.

It depends on your chamber/throat/etc, and you need proper tension to hold the bullet, but given the clearance you should be good to go

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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: tinker]
      #349124 - 12/01/21 06:15 AM

Quote:

I do, with 9.3 brass. I need to thin the neck for my particular application.

It depends on your chamber/throat/etc, and you need proper tension to hold the bullet, but given the clearance you should be good to go




Tell me more. What bullets do you use? Im sorta fixated on using BP or BP substitute for some reason now. Ive been playing with using 460SW brass but Id kinda like to up the ante to 2 1/2 or maybe 3" brass. For now Ive got enough 2 1/2" shells to play with and Im open to having RMC turn some 3" cases, if the idea works

Ill be using a barrel insert for 45LC with a lengthened chamber. If it really turns out Im thinking about building something custom

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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: EDELWEISS]
      #349137 - 12/01/21 09:29 AM

I'd need to double check notes, but the XTP 300gr jacketed hollow point and a case full of rifle powder.
Ridiculous energy, ridiculous recoil - out of the 45/410 contender handgun.

I also ran loads that were mild and manageable.
There is a lot of room for a wide range of loads.
My advice is to maintain a high load density and use magnum primers for the smokeless rifle powder.
I don't recall using black in the 9.3 brass, but I'd definitely give it a go. Lots of case.capacity. Large pistol primers would be good for the black powder loads, if you will be using real black powder.

The long brass just makes it easy to reach the chamber throat, and the 9.3mm brass is very tough.

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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: tinker]
      #349145 - 12/01/21 12:20 PM

If you recall, Id love to hear some of your bullet choices. Are you running 451, 454, or? What length cases are you running?

Im leaning toward BP (more likely substitutes) as much for the smoke as for the history

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Edited by EDELWEISS (12/01/21 12:25 PM)


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Re: slugs, bore gun and paradox cartridges [Re: EDELWEISS]
      #349146 - 12/01/21 12:27 PM

451 jacketed works with the Thompson Center barrel.
Your bullet choice should be considerate of whatever barrel you use.

If you're going to use the Holy Black, think about going with cast bullets. You'd be even more in tune with the universe if you went paper patched!

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