Re: 7.65mm french long
Converting .32 S&W Long cases is harder to describe than to do. First I used a Lyman case trimmer to trim to length. I used a drill press to hold the cases, and just used a short hacksaw blade to remove the rim and cut a new extractor groove. I used a dial caliper to duplicate the dimensions from an original 7.65 case. After the cases were cut to length and an extractor rim milled, I sized them in a .32ACP reloading die with the special RCBS shell holder. It took me about a week to do 500 Starline cases this way.
All of this would have been MUCH easier and faster with a small metal lathe. I didn't have one of these at the time. Buffalo Arms sells ready-to-load cases for a fair price. 500 caes should last me a lifetime.
Last edited by jim brady; 11-12-2012 at 01:04 PM..