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04-04-2013, 8:08 PM
Does anyone know of a source for 8.15X46R brass? It's for a mid 1800's Paul Jung, Shutzen rifle.:oji:

04-04-2013, 9:20 PM

04-05-2013, 5:55 AM
Thanks Knucklehead!

04-05-2013, 12:27 PM
Pulled this off of a site

38-55's are the cases that I use to make 8.15X46R. I have my best luck using WW brass. I have used starline but the WW form better for me. I just lube them and run them into my size die(slowly) and trim to the correct length for the chamber. You might want to anneal them. Good luck.

Using 38-55 brass seems to me to be adding a lot of work to the job. Used 30-30 or 32 Special brass is a lot easier to come by and forms without annealing, etc.

You really need a chamber cast, with the cast extending all the way through the very long throat and extending into the rifled part of bore for an inch or so. There is so much variation with these chambers that some might as well be for different cartridges.

My pre-1891 German Martini requires the rim diameter to be reduced for the cases to chamber. Bore/groove diameter is .308/.314. My Haenel Aydt is supposed to be circa 1905, with a new barrel put on in 1929. It swallows 30-30 brass after one pass through the 8.15 x 46R FL die. No need to do anything with the rims. Bore/groove of the Aydt is .312/.316.

04-05-2013, 6:26 PM
you got it bud. it's all out there somewhere :D

04-08-2013, 1:33 PM
Bought some from Buffalo Arms some years back, but they appear to be temporarily out of stock. If you don't mind my asking, what are you using for bullets, do you have a mold? I am (very slowly) working towards getting an old schuetzen Martini up and running.

06-06-2013, 8:30 PM
Well, bought 1/2 lb ferro-safe from Brownell's, made chamber cast, and have found brass. Need mold and dies, then let the fun begin!

06-06-2013, 8:40 PM
There are all kinds of chambering dimensions for that cartridge. What was "normalized" is marked 8.15X46R "N" on the barrel. A Winchester .32/40 is so close, you can fire form the brass in that chamber.
BTW, slug your bore, as many bore diameters as case dimensions.

06-06-2013, 10:47 PM

Here is your die set

ther out of brass.


bullet mold.