View Full Version : WTS Vintage Herter's Reloading Press

11-17-2016, 01:41 AM

I am selling a Herter's Reloading Press. This unit is in excellent condition. I would rate the original finish at 95%. I was told this is the # 2 press. Functions with no issues. Extremely well built. I bought it from a friend 10 years ago. Never had it mounted. Comes with the original priming arm.
Asking $65 shipped.

11-17-2016, 06:45 AM
Do you have any Pic?
Is the sell holder. Screw in or held in by set screw?

11-20-2016, 08:07 PM
Updated with images

I just rechecked the markings it's a Herters no. 2 Super.
It uses shell holder that are held by set screw. One shell holder is installed and included with the press.

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11-20-2016, 08:58 PM
I've got one of those. Looks super strong although I've never put any great amount of stress on mine. Someone here pointed me to a shell holder adapter that allows you to use common shell holders.

Be careful with that big, heavy handle. Mine doesn't stay up without some sort of loop around it and the press body. You don't want your fingers in a pinch point when the handle drops.

11-20-2016, 09:17 PM
You may want to look into the set screw on the cast boss visible in the first picture. When I got mine, the spring and ball bearing detent under the set screw was all gummed up and needed adjustment to hold the handle up.

I second the quality of this press. I find the slight angle from vertical to be nice when using push-through sizers. If there were room for another press on my bench, I'd be looking hard at picking this up at this price.

11-20-2016, 11:36 PM
I'll take this press... PM coming...

I love old single-stage presses...

11-21-2016, 01:17 AM
NikA: I'll have to look at mine to see what you are referring to. I don't think that is my problem since I completely disassembled the press soon after I got it and that was about 15 years ago. I do slightly remember the spring and ball but that is about all I remember. I suppose the spring could be weakened. If so, it shouldn't be hard to find a replacement.

11-22-2016, 03:01 AM
It doesn't really matter but I think it is actually a U-3