DIY 45 Colt Shell Casing Magazine Follower

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DIY 45 Colt Shell Casing Magazine Follower

Postby zissman » 15 Jan 2017 21

Has anyone made their own mag follower for a 45 Colt Rossi?

I made the the one for a 357 out of 40 S&W and 44 Sp brass but I'm curious if anyone's made one for a 45 Colt.

I've got another M92 coming in 45 Colt and have got all my mods ready to go and want to check on this.

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Re: DIY 45 Colt Shell Casing Magazine Follower

Postby Ranch Dog » 15 Jan 2017 22

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Re: DIY 45 Colt Shell Casing Magazine Follower

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 16 Jan 2017 11

I turned mine out of brass as I got frustrated trying to figure the right cartridge combination for the Colt. I did make one for the 357 from the 40 and 44 combination and so far it's working great.

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Re: DIY 45 Colt Shell Casing Magazine Follower

Postby zissman » 23 Jan 2017 21

I gave up. A 45acp case will fit THe spring tightly, but a larger collar for the bottom was a little harder to come by. I couldn't find a piece of brass to fit or bras/copper pipe.

So I broke down and bought one.

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Postby Ranch Dog » 24 Jan 2017 18

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Re: DIY 45 Colt Shell Casing Magazine Follower

Postby zissman » 28 Jan 2017 17

One last update. Found a Taylor's & Co stainless follower on eBay. The thicker lower band wasn't as thick as the Rossi, but the part that counts was identical. Popped it in and everything seems to be working.

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Re: DIY 45 Colt Shell Casing Magazine Follower

Postby zissman » 04 Feb 2017 18

One more last update, with the Taylor's company follower my Puma 92 in 45 Colt will hold 11 rounds in the tube. I guess the shorter overall length allows another shell in.
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Re: DIY 45 Colt Shell Casing Magazine Follower

Postby al1460 » 06 Mar 2017 01

Hello Zissman,

I have a Rossi in 45 colt, and used a 45 colt case slipped inside of a 348 win. brass to make a mag follower . The Dimensions are as follows.
45 colt length is .540
348 win length is .410, total length is .950
I also polished the inside of the mag tube to facilitate cartridge movement in the tube.
Hope this is of some help.

P.S. somewhere in the mag follower thread I posted on this last yr. sometime.
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Re: DIY 45 Colt Shell Casing Magazine Follower

Postby zissman » 25 Mar 2017 09

Thanks for the reply. Sorry I missed you build when I was looking. I bought a stainless follower off ebay, but I'll keep an eye out for 348 brass to make my own. I like making my own stuff as much as possible.

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