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    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    Thanks for the suggestion. I already went downstairs and cut off a piece of oak board to mount mine to. That is when the rain stops so I can run back out to the shop.
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    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    Ok, I have made some more advancements. I removed the top punch and the sizing die after heating up the cast iron sections holding them. I heated the lubricant tube but the piston now rotates when turning the threaded rod instead of moving up and...
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    09-26-2020, 10:30 PM
    I apologize for my non-mechanical understanding on how these lubricators even work. You seem to be indicating that there is some sort of connection between the handle that lowers the top punch to push the bullet into the sizing die, and the...
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    09-26-2020, 08:10 PM
    Ok, after soaking it in PB Blaster for a couple of hours, I went out and set it on the edge of the bench and eased the handle up and it started to move. A little more PB Blaster and I have it moving throughout its range now. It has a 468 top punch...
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    09-26-2020, 07:50 PM
    Ok, I had a can of PB Blaster out in the shop, so I sprayed it down liberally where the cast iron piece slides up and down the lubricant reservoir. Plus other moving areas like the two vertical rods. Maybe I will let it sit all night like that,...
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    09-26-2020, 05:28 PM
    I picked up from a farm auction today an Ideal/Lyman No. 45 Bullet Lubricator and Sizer for $15. At that price I couldn't resist bidding that price up to that point. It even came with the ratchet handle marked Lyman-Ideal, CM-13. All of the paint...
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About DonMountain
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NRA Life Member
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Mid-Missouri
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Antique Military Rifles

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check