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Thread: Tom Menck tools gone?

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    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    East TN

    Tom Menck tools gone?

    Earlier today I read that Brownell's no longer has the Menck 22 Chamber Ironing tool. I checked their website and ALL of the Menck tools are out of stock, discontinued, simply gone. I can't find any of these tools anywhere on a generic web search. Thankfully I already have all of these products I routinely use but hate to think about what this may mean toward future sources for replacements. Can anyone bring me up to date on what has happened here? Thank you.

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    Boolit Master
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    Dec 2010
    Upper midwest
    Sadly I believe Mr. Menck is not doing well.
    Not sure, just what I heard through the grape vine.
    "Don't worry what they think. In the end it is not between them and you, it is between you and God."

    Je suis Charlie!

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    "The impossible just takes longer."

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    Boolit Mold
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Greenwood, SC
    It is fairly simple to make a chamber ironing tool. Turn a piece of drill rod to slip fit in the chamber, then mill a flat on the end to allow you to insert it past the dimple. Harden. That's pretty much it.

    I see that BIS beat me to it in a different post! This isn't rocket science. If you don't have a mill, a filed flat on the end will do.

    Bill Jacobs
    Bolt&Barrel Gunsmithing, LLC

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    Oct 2014
    Northeast US
    Looked for the menck remington auto/pump nut tool last year and couldn't find any absolutely anywhere online, even used, came to the same conclusion that the company was not producing them anymore.

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