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Originally posted by evanguy evanguy wrote:

Do you still have this rifle, also how do you like it if so? im torn between a 43mauser or a .32 rimfire stevens falling block. i want an old gun impossible to find ammo for hahah


I still have mine, never shot it yet since I have not acquired ammo for it. right now funds are tight so Im not looking as of now.
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Thanks for the info guys, im excited. i have found new brass in canada for basicily 5$ each. so the first batch will cost me 300$ for 50 loaded rounds. after that i can reload for about 1.50 each
the other option was to convert the .32 rimfire to center fire, chamber it for 32hr mag and load number 10 shot in the cases sknce its a smooth bore.

Im going with the mauser. soooooo much history in it
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You may be able to find some at area gun shows. They are not cheap. What are you hoping to do with it?
I use 45-70 brass, which I fire-form to the 43 Mauser. Its a bit short but functions well. I picked up a set of LEE reloading dies, and a .446 caliber (340 gr.) mold from Lyman. You need to run the brass up into the sizing die so it will chamber. Then take a thousands or so off the rim, for the extractor to function. I then anneal the entire case by turning it cherry red with a propane torch and setting it down to cool. I then put a primer in the case, dump in about 7 grains of Unique. The balance of the case I fill with Cream of Wheat, cap it with a soft wax plug ( candle wax mixed with Vaseline) and fire it off in an appropriate location. The bass will need a bit more reforming, which again can be done with the Unique load using a bullet head rather than a wax plug. I have found that a LEE lube/sizer body for the .439 caliber makes an excellent crimper for the bullet. The light Unique load should expand the brass down to the cartridge base, which may look slightly rebate, but the shoulders of the casing should be uniform and shaped to the chamber.
The 45-70 s brass will cost about $1 each. There are actual manufacture brass but they run about $5 each. Being in Canada the source of manufacture stuff are usually south of the line and difficult to import. Good Luck. 
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