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  • Pressman's Avatar
    Today, 07:45 AM
    The back story is, my reloading bench is behind me, but it has become a work bench and I can no longer find the top. The easiest solution seemed to build a new bench. It's small so I have to keep it clean and neat. Mr. Frog Person, you are...
    34 replies | 2547 view(s)
  • bruce drake's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 AM
    Folks, This is a great per piece price for 6.8SPC brass if you compare to new purchases reloading brass at stores at their price and since he's tossing shipping costs in as well.
    8 replies | 870 view(s)
  • Kevin Rohrer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    Super Turret #352 is back for sale at $6k. It is in excellent condition and has lots of stuff w/ it. That price is reasonable, but can probably be bought for up to $1000 less.
    3 replies | 206 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 09:11 PM
    Do you have any dies for it? It's an interesting design for certain, and well advanced for the 1920's when Constantine Schmitt designed it. I have one along with it's little brother, the Model 12. There is very little Schmitt literature...
    2 replies | 97 view(s)
  • Kevin Rohrer's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 05:58 PM
    It always happens this time of year.
    3 replies | 206 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 04:46 PM
    Yep, I like it. The longer handle and improved linkage really increases the amount of force applied. The 30 Gov cases sized like 44 magnum. The longer handle throw would feel better if I mounted the press on a 3 or 4 inch riser. I have the...
    34 replies | 2547 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 03:59 PM
    M-Tecs replied to a thread Browning 1885 in Single Shot Guns
    texasmac is a member. Just search his name for lots of info on the Browning 1885's http://www.texas-mac.com/Articles.html
    12 replies | 241 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 03:48 PM
    I did it, it's big and the quarter turned upper frame is not as convenient as the RC. I am going to size some 30 Gov. 1906 case's and then decide if I like it in this application.
    34 replies | 2547 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-25-2020, 02:48 PM
    When I built my new bench it had to fit a very specific location, thus it's small. I have a 1st generation Rockchucker on there now as I think they are the best of the best. And, no I am not opinionated:-P. But, everytime I walk by the Big Max...
    34 replies | 2547 view(s)
  • LUBEDUDE's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 07:49 PM
    The hoppers are threaded, but the lids are not. The first and second generation hoppers had solid aluminum lids. About 10 years ago there was a guy on ebay making some for $20-25 each for a very short time. Add shipping and I guess it made the price...
    57 replies | 12866 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 07:33 PM
    Nice! Even better that you got it before it could be used and beat more. Good work.
    7 replies | 223 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 07:31 PM
    Stripping and repainting this press would be a disaster for it's value. These presses are rareand can bring big bucks to the right collector, if they are all original.
    21 replies | 1479 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 07:27 PM
    Those not marked RCBS are Lyman dies for the tong tool and Tru-Line Jr press. Your picture quality is not clear enough to ID the purpose of the RCBS. I have to admit that I have not seen anything like them, though RCBS did make some tools that...
    15 replies | 459 view(s)
  • Kevin Rohrer's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 06:07 PM
    This has been discussed numerous times and a SEARCH would have given the OP the answer. Work smart, not hard.
    19 replies | 336 view(s)
  • M-Tecs's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 05:07 PM
    The difference between a 45/70, 40/65 or a 50/70 using a 30" barrel and a 22" barrel with real BP is more pronounced than with smokeless. I don't have hard and fast numbers as to velocity differences but some insight can be gained from the...
    12 replies | 228 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 04:38 PM
    Nice project, I had been thinking how to work down the two large slabs I have stashed away. ears ago my father converted an old Sears radial arm saw into an overarm router. It worked well and I used it to level out two large walnut slabs for...
    5 replies | 456 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 04:26 PM
    I took it to mean we are predestined by God that if we believe in the Christ as our saviour then we will be equipped to do God's work on earth. Nothing in any way about predestined to be saved, that is false theology. Ken
    12 replies | 187 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 01:30 PM
    Unfortunately, I got the camera angle a bit off making it hard to see the cutter blade. The blade and pilot fit into the holder head with the slit in the pilot shank going over the blade, both are then secured with a single set screw. I also...
    4 replies | 147 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 01:21 PM
    I am thinking, that since .50BMG lives in the North LA metro area that this press may have come directly from Lachmiller after the sale to RCBS. It would not be uncommon for one or two of them to go home with someone, like a designer, who loved the...
    21 replies | 1479 view(s)
  • Pressman's Avatar
    10-24-2020, 10:38 AM
    These early Reddings take a pilot with a slit in the shaft. They turn up only rarely. Someone with the right tools could probably make them from new pilots.
    4 replies | 147 view(s)
  • bruce drake's Avatar
    10-23-2020, 07:15 PM
    You might get a nibble on those 6.8 SPC cases if you split the boxes up into smaller lots. (I don't own a 6.8 but good luck on closing out your FS listing.)
    8 replies | 870 view(s)
  • bruce drake's Avatar
    10-23-2020, 06:09 PM
    I'd also like a copy (and I own one of those Choate folding stocks for the Enfield #4 but this is a nicer idea.)
    12 replies | 1286 view(s)
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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