If someone builds a bullet collator, most likely they will opt for the cheaper $30 Hornady bullet feeeding die, but if you do end up buying the excellent bullet feeder die from Mr. Bulletfeeder you will need an adapter. Here is a way you can quickly make the necessary adapter.
- 1 x 3/4″ to 1″ PEX hose adapter
- 1 x 5/8″ tap or a heated screw
- 1 x 8-32 tap and screw
I think the pictures say it all:
Have fun with this simple, but useful project.
For all of you that have a lathe handy with some 1/4″ stainless steel, here are the dimensions to turn a SKS firing pin that uses a s&w revolver return spring. This design was jot my idea, but I did figure out the dimensions on my own through trial an error…
Fortunately, this was such a quick job, I forgot to take pictures of the process itself. I started with a extra SDM S&W sight I had laying around. The S&W sight had a square mount and then I overlaid the Taurus sight and scribed the radius onto it. With a belt sander I reshaped the sight to scribed line. Then with a file remove some metal from each side, just enough for it to fit the mount on the M44. Now take a drill bit that is smaller than the pin and start a hole through the pin hole into the sight, just enough where you can see it. Then take the sight out and finish drilling the hole on a drill press. A little cold blueing will cover the bare metal and reinstall. I added some loctite red to give it a little extra hold and a gunsmith recommended it as a general good practice when staking sites. Remember to let it cure and the gunsmith went as far as not returning the gun until it was cured!
Enjoy your new sight!
I’m just starting to appreciate the art of benchrest rifle loading. So I figured I’d share my conversion of my hand powered RCBS Trimmer to a motorized version.
Sorry, I’ve been neglecting the the blog lately. Work, Family and USPSA has been keeping me very busy. Most of the video’s from the matches have been posted on my Youtube channel, but here are a couple of playlists for the year so far: