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Could someone tell me the min. and max space between the cartridge face and the recoil shield?

 This is a 929 revolver using  Starline .025 moon clips.

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You want between .080 to .010.

You're gonna want to use thicker moon clips. 035 or .040.

Revo supply cost effective

TKs real nice twice the price, but real nice

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That is correct. 008

.035-.040 clips

Revo supply extreme clips are 040

Tks are 035 and I think they have 040 also

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On 5/28/2020 at 10:06 AM, jcc7x7 said:

That is correct. 008

.035-.040 clips

Revo supply extreme clips are 040 regular

Tks are 035 and I think they have 040 also

 

I measured .015 with the TK moon clips for Starline brass and Starline short colts.  The TK clips for the short colts are .025. 

The regular TK 8 shot clips are .035 but do not hold the short colts. 

The combo of the Star Line short colts, and the TK clips  for same, make for some lighting fast reloads. 

 

I guess I should mention the reason for my question has to do with the sudden rash of light primer strikes I've been getting lately.

I've changed nothing for 3 years and was thinking it maybe due to excusive cylinder end play. 

 

 

 

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Check If your strain screw Is backing out

 

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1 hour ago, rishii said:

Check If your strain screw Is backing out

 

Yep!

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14 hours ago, jcc7x7 said:

Yep!

 

15 hours ago, rishii said:

Check If your strain screw Is backing out

 

That's the first thing I checked.

 

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The 929 is a 9mm gun. Why not run 9mm and .035 or .040 moon clips? Then the headspace would be correct. The 9mm is exactly the same length as 38 Short Colt and would reload just as fast. You might want to check for a broken firing pin.

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Posted (edited)

I started off with the stock moon clips, then read about the short colts in the reloading forum and gave them a try, I liked the results.

The thing is, everything worked fine for three years and then misfires started.  I'm going to have to dig deeper.

Edited by Drillbit

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