Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon
38-70 WCF Reloading Die
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Avatar
Rogers5667
Guest
Guests
1
January 17, 2022 - 10:17 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

My grandpa handed down his Model 1886 38-70 WCF. I was looking for some reloading die. Does anyone know where I can get some?

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 747
Member Since:
March 23, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
January 18, 2022 - 11:32 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

 RCBS and CH4D make dies.Have purchased CH4D reloading equipment direct from them.Nice people to deal with,shipping reasonable, even when shipped to Canada.SmileSometimes CH4D might not have an item in stock,but the wait time to get the item has never been long.At least in my experience .

Avatar
Taos NM
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 185
Member Since:
October 29, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
January 19, 2022 - 1:48 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

I have a model 1894 38-70 reloading die if you are interested…20211011_134552.jpgImage EnlargerBill

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 3524
Member Since:
March 31, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
January 19, 2022 - 7:06 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

28 gauge said
 RCBS and CH4D make dies.Have purchased CH4D reloading equipment direct from them.Nice people to deal with,shipping reasonable, even when shipped to Canada.SmileSometimes CH4D might not have an item in stock,but the wait time to get the item has never been long.At least in my experience .  

I don’t think RCBS makes these anymore.  The custom die shop was shut down a couple years ago.  Now they only sell the “popular dies”.  The last set of CH4D dies I bought took 18 months to get.  You may want to take Bill up on his offer?

Avatar
Taos NM
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 185
Member Since:
October 29, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
January 19, 2022 - 9:05 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

Is yours a rifle/carbine?  Octagon, Crescent butt?  Tell us more. Do you ever go to Cody gun show? I have over 100 rounds loaded with lead. If you go to Cody in July I can bring ammo and the reloading tool–[email protected] or 575 779 2188..Thanks Bill

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 747
Member Since:
March 23, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
January 20, 2022 - 1:51 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

Chuck said

I don’t think RCBS makes these anymore.  The custom die shop was shut down a couple years ago.  Now they only sell the “popular dies”.  The last set of CH4D dies I bought took 18 months to get.  You may want to take Bill up on his offer?  

 Have heard that RCBS is not what it once was.Too bad.Eighteen months to wait for die,that does seem to be a bit much.Never had that problem myself with CH4D,but these are strange times.Smile

Avatar
rogers5667
Guest
Guests
7
January 20, 2022 - 3:38 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

I did check with CH4D. They said about two years at the latest, RCBS did stop making them. I have never used that kind of die type before, Bill. The gun is a Rifle with an Octagon. I will not be going to Cody; sorry, thanks for all the info.

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 1299
Member Since:
June 4, 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
8
January 20, 2022 - 2:06 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

 rogers5667,

 The original 1894 loading tool and mold work well if you just want to shoot a box every now and then.

 I just bought a well used 38-56 at a local show out of boredom, honest gun and had to shoot it. It took me 30 minutes to load a box with the old tools. The bullets I had already cast in a Winchester mold. The 38-56 and the 38-70 bullet are the same so finding a mold would be easy. The 38-70 1894 tool Bill has, you might enjoy going old school. I shoot cast, not sized and hand lubed smokeless. My old gun with a typical black powder bore and my old eyes over iron sights shot a very nice group. I have shot several 38-70’s so if you would like my load info, I can provide. It’s a lot of fun. T/R

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 3524
Member Since:
March 31, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
9
January 23, 2022 - 7:34 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

rogers5667 said
I did check with CH4D. They said about two years at the latest, RCBS did stop making them. I have never used that kind of die type before, Bill. The gun is a Rifle with an Octagon. I will not be going to Cody; sorry, thanks for all the info.  

Redding might make a custom die but if they do it will cost a lot.  As TR said, going old school may be your best bet.  Dies could show up on Ebay someday.

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 628
Currently Online: Bert H., Brad Dunbar, deerhunter, clarence, Tedk
Guest(s) 86
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
1873man: 5185
clarence: 4321
TXGunNut: 3904
Chuck: 3524
steve004: 3117
twobit: 2846
Maverick: 2019
JWA: 1828
Big Larry: 1765
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 16
Topics: 10430
Posts: 89899

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1434
Members: 11521
Moderators: 3
Admins: 3
Navigation