Case Turning Fixture

How to make a cartridge case turning fixture.

by Norman E. Johnson

Case rims, as used on some custom or wildcat cartridges, frequently require turning to fit the bolt face of a different rifle. Making a special fixture for this purpose is quite easily performed with a lathe and chambering reamer to fit the cartridge body taper. But it comes down to the gunsmith to get the job done.

Lathe Work

For performing the in-line lathe work, the ideal body metal for making the rim turning fixture is a short section of…

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