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    Unknown die lock rings

    i purchased these recently @ a gun show . the seller had many so i purchased them all.. The sign said rings
    after a while I found they were sets large ring and small ring with a top set screw Anyone see they before and what die manufacturer
    All are 7/8x14 thread
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    New ones on me. I can't remember ever seeing them. james

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    A top set screw is mid 60's CH
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    I had several die set of C&H back in the early 60's and they had 2 narrow lock rings but they did not have screws in them. They locked in place by tightening the top ring down tight on the bottom ring. My set were 8mm mauser, 30-06 and later .38 Special and M1 Carbine. Those rings do look a lot like mine, just with screws that mine did not have. Interesting. james

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    I have some of these I'm sure. They were on some dies I got in a purchase from an old wildcatter. I'll ransack the shop tomorrow... my new priority!
    Looking for Ideal molds 419181 (44 Evans Long) and 375167 (38-72)
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    I have a few sets of old hollywood dies with similar lock rings.
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    Most of the later Hollywood dies were made by CH. Herter's dies were made by CH. Weatherby dies were made by CH.
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    I had heard that CH made Herters dies as well. I was on the horn with Dave at CH not even 3 days ago and brought up the subject... he told me that Herters worked like Sears and put the "die contract" out for bid every year and the lowest bid got the job, period. He guessed there were more than 5 different mfg's of Herters over the years.
    Looking for Ideal molds 419181 (44 Evans Long) and 375167 (38-72)
    "Joined Dates" are deceiving if you factor-in "lurk dates."

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