Need cylinder machined for moon clips


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tranders
January 15, 2012, 06:36 PM
Need a recommendation for a gunsmith to machine the cylinder on my Judge to accept moon clips.

Thanks for the help!

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Maj Dad
January 15, 2012, 06:48 PM
Alex Hamilton at Ten-Ring Precision in San Antonio does world-class work from moon-clips to complete weapons. I have had several weapons worked on by him and can attest to the quaility. Check him out @ http://tenring.com/contact2.html (scroll down a page or so for the moon clips) - he is pretty good at answering emails.

tranders
January 16, 2012, 11:08 AM
Thanks for the recommendation.

I'm not for sure if I will pursue this or not,due to the higher pressures of 45acp.

627PCFan
January 16, 2012, 11:58 AM
45 ACP isnt what I call high pressure and they make plenty of 45acps that come cut from the factory with cuts. They also them for 357s so your good to go-

tranders
January 17, 2012, 06:54 AM
I agree, I don't consider 45acp a high pressure round,but it is higher than 45 Colt or .410.

NCsmitty
January 17, 2012, 10:45 AM
I believe the 45 auto rimmed may work without alteration.

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/index.php/cName/pistol-ammo-45-auto-rim


NCsmitty

Jim Watson
January 17, 2012, 10:55 AM
It probably won't.
The AR rim is .090" thick versus the LC at .060" so it won't chamber and let the cylinder close unless rear gauge for the .410 adds a lot of headspace.

NCsmitty
January 17, 2012, 11:05 AM
Thanks, Jim Watson, I see that now. The cylinder would need to be altered to handle the half moon clips and/or the rimmed auto cartridge.


NCsmitty

Jim Watson
January 17, 2012, 11:48 AM
Clip conversions commonly leave enough of the original cylinder rear face so you can still use standard rimmed ammunition. So I doubt even that would let you use Auto Rims. Not sure why you would want to, they are not exactly Cheapmart fare.

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