8mm Lebel anyone?


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Catpop
May 4, 2013, 01:47 PM
I have a friend with a revolver that looks like a 38 SW, only its not a 38. I think it may be an 8mm Lebel as a 32-20 fits it fine. I've read about the Lebel fittimg this description, but cannot find any case specs. Any of the forum have any experience here?

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bonza
May 4, 2013, 04:23 PM
From 'Cartridges of the World' (3rd Edition):
"The 8mm Lebel revolver cartridge closely resembles the .32-20 WCF and ammunition can be made by resizing .32-20 brass."

Then from the Dimensional Chart in the same book:

Bullet diameter .323"
Neck diameter .350"
Base diameter .384"
Rim diameter .400"
Case length 1.07"
Cartridge length 1.44"
Bullet weight 102 grains

Unprimed cases are available from Buffalo Arms https://www.buffaloarms.com/8mm_Lebel_Reloading_Brass_it-157867.aspx?CAT=3829, as are the reloading dies https://www.buffaloarms.com/Buffalo_Arms_Company_it-157644.aspx?CAT=4020

Catpop
May 4, 2013, 09:35 PM
I missed the dimensional chart! I'm going back to find it. Thanks

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