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Offline Black River Smith

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Scratches on brass after loading into an 1892 leveraction
« on: February 27, 2023, 04:42:15 PM »
Do you see longitudinal scratches on your brass when loading into a Win or Rossi 1892 designed rifle?

I have seen these types of scratches from Rossi rifles, on my brass, no matter the caliber.  Understand I reload all my brass and am concerned that these scratches with affect the life of my brass or scratch my dies.  I have never seen these types of scratches on my toggle-link 1866 or 1873 rifle designs, so this is all new to me.

Are they a concern to others?

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Re: Scratches on brass after loading into an 1892 leveraction
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2023, 06:45:37 PM »
How deep?  I personally wouldn't be too concerned about superficial scratches on the outside of the brass.  I would wonder where they came from, though.  Maybe getting scratched going through the loading gate?  If so, possibly relieving some sharp edges from the gate or the frame in front of the gate might help.  Just thinking out loud.

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Re: Scratches on brass after loading into an 1892 leveraction
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2023, 07:02:13 PM »
Although I have never owned one I have heard Rossi rifles are known to have sharp edes around the loading gate. Might check and if there are dull and polish them down.
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Re: Scratches on brass after loading into an 1892 leveraction
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Re: Scratches on brass after loading into an 1892 leveraction
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2023, 07:18:51 PM »
These scratches are superficial, in that you cannot see or fell a ridge or cut.  They are a rub marks that are visible.  I have not tried polishing them in the vibrator to see if they come out.  I will try that before sizing.  Maybe it is just my concern that they are there in the first place.

Another person gave me the idea of adding a 0.010" brass shim to the loading gate to ease the pressure.  I did this to the 44/40 stainless and it did lighten the scratches but they were still present and that was after polishing very thing I could reach.

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Re: Scratches on brass after loading into an 1892 leveraction
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2023, 08:51:47 PM »
I would not worry about surface scratches on your brass. It already made it through the heat and expansion of the explosion when you fired it without any detrimental
damage. I also would especially  not worry about them scratching your loading dies. I they make it through the sizing step they are probably Ok to continue loading.

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Re: Scratches on brass after loading into an 1892 leveraction
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2023, 09:16:20 PM »
I've had 3 of the Rossis, 2 in .357 and 1 in 45. All had very sharp loading gate edges, I would bet this is where you are getting the scrapes.
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Re: Scratches on brass after loading into an 1892 leveraction
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2023, 07:15:13 PM »
Finally, got the dummy bullets out of the cases and then into the polisher/vibrator, for several hours.  The scratches were not removed.  They are not real deep, just a bad rub mark.  Resizing did not remove them.

Just have to let them go an watch my reloading to see if issues start to be noticed or wait until I strip this rifle down and check for burrs.

Thanks for the comments.
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