Bullet Puller Replacement Jaws
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Catalog No.: CBP-JAWS
Shipping Weight: 0.10 pounds
Brass jaws for the CBP-50 bullet puller, which is made
primarily for pulling 50 caliber military bullets without
risk of damage, impact or shock, by using the power of the
reloading press to gently extract the bullet from the case.
These jaws are available as finished sets
complete with the installation/pivot pins (dowels). This listing
is for the finished set.
Optional Other Sizes ($48):
You can order any size from .102 to .998 diameter. The
specific diameter rather than the caliber is required, because
a ".45 caliber", for instance, could mean a .452 pistol
bullet or a .458 rifle bullet, or even a special diameter
such as .455 or .450. The geometry of the jaw clamping
surface is designed for optimum grip on a specific diameter,
which is one of the reasons this tool is so effective
at not damaging the pulled bullets.
Since most of the jaws are made in groups for 510 diameter
bullets, there is an additional cost for making other sizes.
There are nearly infinite possible sizes which could be
ordered, so they are made to order individually, with
separate tooling setup for each order. This is why the
cost is more than for jaws which are made in large runs
at one time. The cost of making one, to order, is more
than making, say, 500 of the same size, at one time.
You can also select a blank set of jaws with no hole,
if you wish to make your own. Clamp the jaws together
with a thin shim of brass or copper between them (usually
.005 to .015 inches thick) and hold them this way in a
milling vise. Drill a hole that is close to bullet
diameter right in the junction of the two blocks, so you
either drill through the shim stock or so that the shim
stock is positioned on either side of the hole.
Now ream the hole to a larger diameter than the bullet
itself, by just slightly less than the thickness of the
shim stock. If the bullet is .224 diameter, and the shim
stock is 0.010 thick, ream the hole to about 0.230 inches
with the shim still in place. Now, when the shim is
removed, the width across the hole will be 0.230 minus 0.010
or 0.220 inches. This gives a crush fit of .004 inches
on the bullet sides, but leaves a clearance of .230 - .224
or 0.006 inches where the jaws come together on either
side of the bullet. Exact numbers are not critical so
long as you have a slight crush fit "straight on" and a
slight clearance "side to side". Having the hole exactly
the size of the bullet means it won't clamp firmly.
Having the hole larger of course means it won't clamp at
all. Having the hole smaller means the edges of the
two jaws will pinch and damage the bullet as you try to
force them around the larger diameter bullet. The slightly
oval shaped hole resulting from use of the shim is what
provides the proper crush fit without edge damage.
Corbin Bullet Puller
Bullet Puller Jaws, Blank