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Jaxenro

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Hollow Base Swaged Revolver Bullet
« on: October 22, 2013, 11:04:13 AM »

Is anyone familier with these bullets for BP revolvers? These are in 36 but they also came in 44. They are swaged not cast and I

only have a few hundred left.I got thm from a con man and swindler and I don't know if anyone else is making them. They have a

hollow base that expands to take the rifling, a round nose, a band around the tip that shaves off, and a base that drops into the

cylinder. In use they seem to work like a wadcutter, are very accurate, easy to load, and I would like some more:


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Re: Hollow Base Swaged Revolver Bullet
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 11:48:00 AM »

I don't have any info for you on them, but I sure would like to know where they can be found. The concept is similar to the Hornady FBP bullet for BP rifles and the PowerBelts. The thing I would be curious about is this: Is the ring near the tip of the bullet the only thing in contact with the cylinder wall? If so, can the base swing one way or the other to "cock" the bullet in the chamber? Also, with such a small contact surface and if shooting a heavier load, will the bullet walk forward in the cylinder when other chambers are fired?

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Re: Hollow Base Swaged Revolver Bullet
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 11:56:36 AM »

The base is a tight fit but fits do they go in straight and stay put
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Re: Hollow Base Swaged Revolver Bullet
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2013, 07:26:55 PM »

You can get them from cabelas. I believe they're by a company called buffalo bullets.
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Re: Hollow Base Swaged Revolver Bullet
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2013, 03:37:43 AM »

Buffalo bullets are different I think
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Re: Hollow Base Swaged Revolver Bullet
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 08:30:07 PM »

Not like any Buffalo Bullets I have seen.
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Re: Hollow Base Swaged Revolver Bullet
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 02:47:45 PM »

Wow, those are exactly what I am looking for. Hope you find out and let me know cuz I am in the market to buy those bullets.
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Re: Hollow Base Swaged Revolver Bullet
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2013, 03:27:23 PM »

I'm looking into having a die made and making them myself and offering some for sale to help offset the cost
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Re: Hollow Base Swaged Revolver Bullet
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2013, 06:36:25 AM »

I'd buy some, at least to try them.
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Re: Hollow Base Swaged Revolver Bullet
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2013, 01:35:58 AM »

Ok, do I get a free box for finding this for you?

http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_99_311_313&products_id=3623

They list them for the following calibers:

.32
.36 (Listed as for Pistol)
.44 (Listed as for Pistol)
.45 (Listed as for Pistol)
.45
.50
.54
.58

Sold in boxes per 50.
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Re: Hollow Base Swaged Revolver Bullet
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2013, 01:46:06 AM »

Well, heck. Found them on Buffalo Bullets also and everywhere I've found so far is out of stock. Listing them as discontinued.

Darn it!
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Re: Hollow Base Swaged Revolver Bullet
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2013, 02:52:00 AM »

Buffalo bullets are different. Ordered two dies will be making, and selling, these myself
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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2013, 05:42:02 PM »

Let me know when you start making them. I would love to shoot some but am just not up to making them myself so when you start to sell em let me know.  Bet there are a lot of folks would buy them.  Dixie still list the Buffalo Bullets but they quit making them and have gone belly-up for the most part.
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Re: Hollow Base Swaged Revolver Bullet
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2013, 05:21:20 AM »

Just found this thread.  A swage die will take a lot of time to make them.  If you are interested, you can get a six cavity mold built and cast them.
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Re: Hollow Base Swaged Revolver Bullet
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2013, 06:26:50 AM »

I am having swage dies made by Corbin specifically for thes. From what he tells me each pull of the lever will result in a completed bullet
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