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    Lee dippers date?

    So, anybody know when Lee began making the red dippers, and went from red to yellow?
    I've a Lee Loader in the old cardboard box with a red dipper, instructions in box dated 1966.
    What about 1963?

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    I bought a black set new in 1969.
    Within a few years I got a yellow set.
    I guess I missed out on the red set.
    Are they cc's or cubic inches?
    EDG

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    Didn't know they made any other color than yellow!

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    I've got some metal lee dippers...
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    Collecting .32 molds. Please let me know if you have one you don't need, cause I might "need" it!

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    The black ones were marked with numbers corresponding to grains. I found one to look at. I think the red ones were first, then black, then the yellow cc marked ones. Standard disclaimer I am half right maybe.

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    Gentlemen,

    The Red and Black Dippers were labeled in Cubic Inches, the Yellow are Cubic Centimeters.
    The Red & Black were manufactured by LEE Custom Engineering Inc.
    The Yellow are manufactured by LEE Precision Inc.
    Look over the link, good reading.
    http://gunlore.awardspace.info/gunknow/LeeTools.htm

    AntiqueSledMan.

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    Huh, learn something new every day. Thanks for the link

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    Interesting, thanks for the link

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiqueSledMan View Post
    Gentlemen,

    The Red and Black Dippers were labeled in Cubic Inches, the Yellow are Cubic Centimeters.
    The Red & Black were manufactured by LEE Custom Engineering Inc.
    The Yellow are manufactured by LEE Precision Inc.
    Look over the link, good reading.
    http://gunlore.awardspace.info/gunknow/LeeTools.htm

    AntiqueSledMan.
    Thank you for that link.

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    Thanks for the link.
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    Great link sled guy! It cleared up some questions I have had for a while and corrected some misinformation I had accumulated. Thanks very much.

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