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Bottom Dealin Mike

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Video - Making .45-60 brass for Winchester's 1876 Rifle
« on: August 26, 2011, 03:56:06 AM »
This video was based on a request from one of my YouTube subscribers who has an 1876 rifle in .45-60 and wanted to know how to turn .45-70 brass into the more expensive .45-60 variety. This video demonstrates that operation and it gives an overview of the Winchester 1876 rifle.

One apology. In the video I keep saying .40-60 when I mean .45-60. I guess it is a Freudian slip because .40-60 is the best 1876 cartridge.

Making 45-60 Brass for the 1876 Rifle.mov

Sgt John Chapman

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Re: Video - Making .45-60 brass for Winchester's 1876 Rifle
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 07:58:05 AM »
Mike,.....Invest in a new trimmer man,.....The newer Lyman will cut you trimming time in half,.....
This is the one I use it has a Universal case holder on it and a second mandrel to chuck up a battery drill to keep from getting Carpal Tunnel.....

Great Video though,....I cut down any cracked 45 Colts I have to 45 Schofield much the same way....


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Bottom Dealin Mike

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Re: Video - Making .45-60 brass for Winchester's 1876 Rifle
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 04:25:00 PM »
Thanks John, That's a nice machine.

Re: Video - Making .45-60 brass for Winchester's 1876 Rifle
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2011, 04:32:43 PM »
I use a small tubing cutter to shorten .348WCF to .45-75, and .45Colt to .45 Spl. Finish them up with a real case trimmer.  I think this job, from .45 Gov't to .45-60 is too small for the tube cutter, but I havn't had to try it.

Sgt John Chapman

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Re: Video - Making .45-60 brass for Winchester's 1876 Rifle
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2011, 05:43:18 PM »
I trim A LOT of 5.56mm and 7.62mm so that's the one I got to use,....the Universal collet for holding cases is VERY quick in and out.....
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Sgt John Chapman
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Savvy Jack

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Re: Video - Making .45-60 brass for Winchester's 1876 Rifle
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2011, 05:41:43 PM »
Mike I have the same trimmer, it was very inexpensive, so I grabbed it. Will any pilots fit or only a specific kind? I have only had it a short time and have not even looked into trimming yet. I want to set it up in the morning so I thought I'd ask.
Thanks
SJ

Bottom Dealin Mike

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Re: Video - Making .45-60 brass for Winchester's 1876 Rifle
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2011, 04:25:42 PM »
Mine came with a set of pilots that handle everything up to .457. I've had mine for 10 or 15 years, but I assume the pilots are still included.

Savvy Jack

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Re: Video - Making .45-60 brass for Winchester's 1876 Rifle
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2011, 09:34:16 AM »
Mine came with a set of pilots that handle everything up to .457. I've had mine for 10 or 15 years, but I assume the pilots are still included.

I got a whole set, thanks!

logeorge

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Re: Video - Making .45-60 brass for Winchester's 1876 Rifle
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2011, 07:53:37 AM »
Might I suggest the RCBS power case trimmer?  Pricey, but saves a lot of time if you have many cases to trim. Easier to get cases in and out,also. Just push down on the lever and release.  L. O. G.

Savvy Jack

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Re: Video - Making .45-60 brass for Winchester's 1876 Rifle
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2011, 09:04:28 AM »
Might I suggest the RCBS power case trimmer?  Pricey, but saves a lot of time if you have many cases to trim. Easier to get cases in and out,also. Just push down on the lever and release.  L. O. G.

Pricey is right!  :hlhat: I'll stick to the less expensive manual labor!