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Need de-burring tool: trimming Luger to Makarov

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by FieroCDSP, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. FieroCDSP

    FieroCDSP Well-Known Member

    Hiya, folks!! This is probably an issue I came upon a year ago when I was starting my reloading hobby, and I probably just shoved it aside and forgot about it.

    I was trimming some Luger cases down to the Makarov 18mm size with the Lee trimmer in the drill-press. Obviously I ended up with burrs on the outside of the case, seeming of varying degrees based on the hardness of the brass. Some had none at all, others had a good deal of material.

    Anyway, I started to chamfer the things with the Lee tool, and lo and behold, the darn thing's too deep. I can't get the case in there to de-bur the outside because there's not enough depth left on the case to hold onto and turn it. I imagine the 380ACP would have the same problem...

    So... I need a recommendation for another chamfer tool that will address this specific need: a short case. Of course, being Monday, the national "Day All Useful GunShops are Closed", I can't go hunting for one, at least not in NE Ohio.

    Gimme your useful suggestions for a tool that can do short cases. :D
  2. lee n. field

    lee n. field Well-Known Member

    Midway's got a whole category for chamfering and deburring tools.

    I use Lyman's Chamfer and Deburring Tool. Other companies make ones that are very similar.

    Doing it by hand is quickly painful.
  3. FieroCDSP

    FieroCDSP Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I know, I buy 90% of my loading stuff there. Maybe I should rephrase:

    What is the recommendation of those who have used chamfer tools that can do 380 and 9mm Mak?

    It's not a matter of finding one, I can do that. I'm looking to get one without ending up with a drawer full of ones that don't do the job I need. :D Thus, I'm asking for experienced based opinions on what to get.
  4. lee n. field

    lee n. field Well-Known Member

    That Lyman tool will do what you need.
  5. FieroCDSP

    FieroCDSP Well-Known Member

    Okay. I'll take a look at one at my local shop in the next day or so.
  6. lee n. field

    lee n. field Well-Known Member

    I use the Lyman tool for exactly what you want to do -- prepping the case mouth of 9x19 after it's been trimmed back to 9x18.

    I will tell you, though, that doing it by hand gets awful tedious. Sometime I will be looking into powered options.
  7. jwr_747

    jwr_747 Well-Known Member

    I've found that I can just run the brass thru my sizer die,the die will squeeze the burr out of the way.I've shot about 1200 rounds done that way thru my CZ82 without any problems.I may just be lucky,but for me,so far it's worked. jwr
  8. FieroCDSP

    FieroCDSP Well-Known Member

    Eeeh....I don't think I'll try that. I'm confident in my Lee Carbide die, but I'm sure trying something like repeatedly that would do terrible things both it and the warranty.
  9. FieroCDSP

    FieroCDSP Well-Known Member

    Not to bump, but I picked up the RCBS tool #09349. Does exactly what I want and does it well.

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