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Hello All, new here, enjoying the hell out of the info on 94’s here, God Bless that guy Bert! My Dad  has an old ’94, 32-40, full octagonal bbl, looks to be original, but as soon as I get to my Parents’ again, I’ll get pics to Bert if he’ll share them with all.  I THINK it’s 1905mfg, but after looking on this site, I’m sure about nothing about that gun.  I’d like to reload for it, where do you guys find 32-40 stamped brass, or are the majority forming it from 30-30 & 38-55?  Thanks for any help.

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Hi NE,

Brass is at a premium and pretty scare now and like so many other cartridges 32-40 is one that will be hard to find. I reload a lot of different cartridges but not 32-40 but one I would consider if I had a rifle using it. You can find 30-30 or 38-55 Starline offers both but there is no back order on 30-30 although the last time I looked there was a back order on 38-55. I have been reloading now for over 40 years and I have reformed a lot of different calibers from parent cases and its generally not that hard to do. But I would consider reforming cases a post graduate job as opposed to general reloading.  I recently made 50 cases of 38-56 from 45-70 and I lost 7 ruined  cases in the process. There are others here with more experience than I have reforming and reloading. For what its worth if you haven’t had any experience reloading I wouldn’t start with reforming cases. Try doing a search for some or Gunbroker or some other place or forum. I have gotten brass from people on forums before. 

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https://www.northernshooterssupplies.com.au/category-s/581.htm

I have ordered many times from this source.  This item says it has been formed?  Everything I have ordered has been Bertram.

Send them an email.

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1906mfg according to Serial Number search on this site. 

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Winchester used to do a run of 32-40 brass every year or so up until a few years ago. Who knows when they’ll do that again. There used to be a mom & pop online reloading shop that offered quite a bit of loading components for the old Winchester cartridges but I haven’t been able to find them recently. If you start with new brass you should be able to make them from 38-55 brass with a simple pass through a 32-40 FL sizing die, may need to trim. May be able to find some correct brass at a show, believe it or not I’ve seen John Wayne Commemorative ammo for a decent price now and then. Happy hunting!

 

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lc11 said
Hello All, new here, enjoying the hell out of the info on 94’s here, God Bless that guy Bert! My Dad  has an old ’94, 32-40, full octagonal bbl, looks to be original, but as soon as I get to my Parents’ again, I’ll get pics to Bert if he’ll share them with all.  I THINK it’s 1905mfg, but after looking on this site, I’m sure about nothing about that gun.  I’d like to reload for it, where do you guys find 32-40 stamped brass, or are the majority forming it from 30-30 & 38-55?  Thanks for any help.

  

lc11 said
Hello All, new here, enjoying the hell out of the info on 94’s here, God Bless that guy Bert! My Dad  has an old ’94, 32-40, full octagonal bbl, looks to be original, but as soon as I get to my Parents’ again, I’ll get pics to Bert if he’ll share them with all.  I THINK it’s 1905mfg, but after looking on this site, I’m sure about nothing about that gun.  I’d like to reload for it, where do you guys find 32-40 stamped brass, or are the majority forming it from 30-30 & 38-55?  Thanks for any help.

  

You still looking for 32-40 brass?

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