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Thread: I have this Hollywood press.............

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    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Alturas, California...where the west still lives!

    I have this Hollywood press.............

    ..........that I inherited a number of years ago. It's an iron Universal turret in what appears to be new, unused condition. I base that on perfect black wrinkle paint, clean machined surfaces, no marks from any shell holders or dies, etc. It has two primer seating punches for the old concave primers. The punches DO appear to be used, but I doubt in this machine. Looks like they were added later.

    Here's the rub. I've had this thing sitting in a corner for years now, just like my old mentor did (I think he picked it up at a gun show in the past). I mounted it to my bench and tried to love it, honest! However the upstroke motion just leaves me cold, so I've decided to part with it.

    Now comes the embarrassing part.......I've always hated guys that join a forum just to ask "what's it worth?" only to never be heard from again. However I'm asking for an honest estimate in order to come up with a value. I won't sell it on Ebay......too much hassle. Not offering to sell, just want an estimate.

    Thanks guys for your help.
    Last edited by 3006guns; 11-17-2019 at 11:53 PM.

  2. #2
    Boolit Master

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    Join Date
    May 2010
    Medina, Ohio USA
    We cannot give you a value w/o viewing it, as your description is vague. Please post a pic or two.
    Member: Orange Gunsite Family, NRA-Life, Varmint Hunter's Assn, ARTCA, American Legion, & the West Branch Gun Club.

    Caveat Emptor: Do not trust Cavery Grips/American Gripz from Clayton, NC. He will rip you off.

  3. #3
    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Alturas, California...where the west still lives!
    Thanks for the advice Kevin, I'll get some photos on here in the next day or so.

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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