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Chamfer my chambers?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Daizee, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Daizee

    Daizee Well-Known Member

    The other thread reminded me...

    How difficult is it to chamfer the chambers in a cylinder? Say .38spl?
    My "new" model-10 would reload a bit easier with the chamber mouths beveled. (of course then they wouldn't look so sharp and lovely...).

    I have such a cutting tool, but lack the pilot presumably necessary for such large chambers - I bought it to re-crown a .22 rifle, and that came out ok.

    Is it hard to get all 6 the same?

  2. jeepmor

    jeepmor Well-Known Member

    buying the correct pilot is probably your cheapest solution.

    As for consistency, I do them by hand if I could and measure the cutting rig with my calipers one way or another. You want bevels, not crowns. ;)
  3. Stainz

    Stainz Well-Known Member

    Don't chamfer the cylinder - just the ejector star. That's all S&W does to a 625 or 627. Plus... an 'Oops!' is easier/cheaper to 'fix'. It's all but required with a rimless cartridge moonclip - or moonclip conversion. I don't know how much 'speed' you'll gain in reloading a model 10, however. An HKS #10 speedloader works well with a regular cylinder/ejector star.

  4. Daizee

    Daizee Well-Known Member

    just the ejector star, eh? I doubt I could do that with my hand tool, which expects to turn around a concentric hole.

    My purpose might be better served by modifying the grips on the loading side. I've had to do that to every dang grip I've ever had, and it's annoying. The gun wears Herret Troopers (I think) and the #10 speedloader gets a little stuck sometimes.

    I'd really like to MAKE my own grips, but for a DA revolver it seems hard compared to single-action or 1911 grips.

  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

  6. Daizee

    Daizee Well-Known Member

    hm, I like those round ones. you don't need a pilot.
    here's what I have already, but with the .22 pilots. I believe the cutter is large enough for .357 chambers:


    I'd need to buy a correct brass pilot for it.
    Sounds like a tool purchase either way.


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