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Need cylinder machined for moon clips

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by tranders, Jan 15, 2012.

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  1. tranders

    tranders Member

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    Need a recommendation for a gunsmith to machine the cylinder on my Judge to accept moon clips.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Maj Dad

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    Ten-Ring Precision

    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.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendation.

    I'm not for sure if I will pursue this or not,due to the higher pressures of 45acp.
     
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    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-
     
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    I agree, I don't consider 45acp a high pressure round,but it is higher than 45 Colt or .410.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
  9. Jim Watson

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    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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