help, with moon clips

help, with moon clips

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    help, with moon clips

    i just picked up a s&w 45 acp mountain gun, i can shoot 45 auto rim ( which i reload) and also 45 acp ( with a moon clip). which i also reload.

    here's my problem, one, does anyone know a manufacturer for speed loaders for 45 auto rim.

    and bigger problem, when i fire the 45acp with a moon clip, (whole or half) the the dang things won't come out without a fight. i mean tear skin off your palm tight.

    so is it a break in promblem or a gunsmith problem

    thanx

    ludlow

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    Scroll down a bit to where the "N frame" stuff is and there are reloaders for .45 AR.

    http://www.pistoleer.com/hks/revolver.shtml

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    ludlow - welcome to you at CC

    I have and shoot a 625 also and would NOT expect this sorta problem as you describe. In fact I am hard pressed right now to imagine what the heck is wrong! I expect my clip of empties to just come straight out with a shove on ejector - no hassle expected.

    Thus far - no useful thoughts I fear.... tho wonder how easily the fresh rounds go in at first? Wonder if star is out of register with chambers at all.
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    everything slips in fine, i've not tried a different ammo, this is with wolf ammo, tomorrow i'm going to run some pro loads thru it.

    i noticed on the cylinder and slide web page that chamfering and polishing is often needed, i'm probably going to send bact to s&w and let them figure it out.

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    my s&w mountain says it's a model 629, hks says 625, dumb question will it still work?

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    Wolf should work - even if it does stink!! LOl.

    Yeah try some WWB or similar to see how that shapes up.
    my s&w mountain says it's a model 629, hks says 625, dumb question will it still work?
    Not quite with you there! A 629 is 44 mag - the 625 is 45 chambered. Where are the markings to which you refer?

    Cylinder chamfering is almost always useful - but should not be needed as a matter of course. IMO.
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    Am I missing something here? ludlow is shooting .45 ACP ammo in a .44 Magnum? If so, no wonder he has problems extracting the moon clips.


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    I know that aftermarket people can do some weird caliber conversion things with moonclips and modified cylinders... but I've never seriously looked into it for myself.

    It may be he has a 629 that's been customized.

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    Indeed - that would be ''problematic'' LOL! For a start - .452 bullets down a .429 tube! Hmmm - clarification certainly needed here!!!!
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    Ha! I didn't even think of that.

    I bet this is all over a typo!

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    i've got the box right in front of me and it must be a mistake on the s&w box, it's says model 629 on the box, and then says mountain gun, 45acp right after it.

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    Wierd box!!!!

    Here are my 629 and 625 offerings .... it is my 629 that is designated ''Mountain Gun''.....





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    Ludlow:

    What does it say on the barrel? It may have been buffed out but probably not...

    When you open the cylinder the model number should be there on the frame. That should tell you the exact model you have.

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    good gun bad box, opened the cylinder and viola, 625-6

    left side of barrel says, 45 acp, right side mountain gun

    stainless, 4" barrel, adj site, hogue grip came standard, although now it's a pair of spegel grips. in a kramer holster.

    it's def going back to s&w to be corrected, ( the gun not the box, although both are going back) it'll be interesting to see if the box comes back fixed too!

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    how do you like the crimson trace? and in bright sunlight how do they hold up, the way my eyes are going every little bit helps

    thanx for everyone's help on the mountain gun issue

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