Expander buttons.

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Expander buttons.

Postby dhtaxi » Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:54 pm

I have machined some custom expander buttons to fit in my Lee expander die they work on the same principle as the Lyman M die Ill post some pics later. They are a much better job than the Lee offering.
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Re: Expander buttons.

Postby dhtaxi » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:56 pm

The original Lee offering
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Postby dhtaxi » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:59 pm

A expander button machined to size my AIA in 7.62x39 it works like the Lyman expander. It just drops into the Lee die. It wants cleaning up a bit its had some heavy use lately. :) .
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Next to original Lee set up.
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Re: Expander buttons.

Postby Dave 101 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:03 pm

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It must very satisfying being able to make all these bits as and when you need them , wish I had a lathe .

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Re: Expander buttons.

Postby dhtaxi » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:46 pm

Yes it is very satisfying. All though it is a very big learning curve learning how to use one correctly. Luckily my engineering back ground has furnished me with the basic knowledge to have a go. I am fortunate that were I work has one of the most up to date machine shops in the UK. The guys who work there are the best in the business. They find it kind of cool that a 64 year old wants to learn to use a lathe I'm probably the oldest apprentice known to man. :D
I would like a milling machine its on my list of wants. I intend to acquire one before I retire and build a bigger work shop. When I have more spare time on my hands I intend to make it pay for my shooting hobby.
I'm keen to learn how to cut and chamber a barrel and carry out small gun related projects. I'm getting there. and enjoying the experience.
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Re: Expander buttons.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:13 am

Good for you Dave, you certainly are enjoying yourself.....................
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