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Resizing brass question.
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December 14, 2022 - 9:20 pm
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Some years ago I purchased a box of new W-W 38-55 brass at a gun show.  I just dug it out of storage and discovered that it all the brass has been resized to 32-40.  What a surprise.  I do not own a 32-40, but could use 38-55 cases.  Any suggestions on the best way to reforming them back to 38-55?  Is this possible? Or perhaps find someone who would like to trade?  Any help will be appreciated.  Thanks.  RDB

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Roger,

Short of trying to fire forming them, you are stuck with mis-marked 32-40 brass.

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I prefer correct headstamps on cartridges whenever possible as I load for 38-55, 32-40, 32 Spl and 30WCF; all can be made from 38-55 brass. If you can expand the case mouth to accept a light .38-55 bullet you may be able to fire form them back to near the correct dimensions with a light powder charge. The 32-40 cases could also be resized and fire formed to 30 WCF or 32 Spl if you need brass for those cartridges. 

 

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