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Which if any rimmed military rounds IE 7.62x54R, 303 British, the two I can think of right off hand, match rim diameter with 45-70? In order to facilitate a referral job with out slot of work on the boltface
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Typo, rebarrel not referral
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I'm coming up blank! 45-70 has a .608 rim diameter, 762X54 has a .567 rim diameter and 303 Brit has a .505 rim diameter.

The 303 is close to the 444 Marlin with the rim being a bit thicker. I have made 410 shells out of the 303 Brit cases. However unless I'm missing something I think the 45-70 is all by itself.....I'll research a bit when I get done moving snow.
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Do a little Googlin'. Pretty sure I've read about some 45-70 Mauser conversions.
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The Siamese Mauser used a rimmed cartridge (8mm something IIRC) that was close to the same rim diameter as the .45/70. Back in the day Navy arms sold a bunch of them that they converted to .45/70.

At least I ASSUME the rim diameters were close to the same because it was a popular conversion when the surplus Siamese Mausers were plentiful.
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The Siamese Mauser used a rimmed cartridge (8mm something IIRC) that was close to the same rim diameter as the .45/70. Back in the day Navy arms sold a bunch of them that they converted to .45/70.

At least I ASSUME the rim diameters were close to the same because it was a popular conversion when the surplus Siamese Mausers were plentiful.


Yep, siamese and Chilean both were rimmed cartridges that were real close, but real scarce nowadays. Was thinking a mosin wouldnstill be fairly common and not terrible expensive
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