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    I just used my 25-06 dies, they are Redding in a cardboard box. I have a bunch of RCBS in those boxes.
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    I got the shotgun press pictured as part of a larger it's neat looking and my end up being a decoration but it it looks like the majority of the pieces are there. I have been getting a lot of vintage equipment lately...something draws me to it lol.

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ID:	249961Hello Iím new to the site . Iíve read a ton and have only posted here once before .
    But anyway hereís my new, old lubesizer I recently bought .It is a Ideal model #1 long before Layman bought them out . Donít know what year it is but would gess itís close to if not a hundred years old . I donít have it in use yet . But have plans to on, a lot of my lubing needs soon.
    If anyone has more information on these lubesizers . I would love to get it. Manuals . How to,s and parts places if any. . Ok anything would be great .
    Thanks Dan

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    More "This is what happened when I,,,,," and less "What would happen if I,,,,"

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    Im still using some of those dies, an old Pacific beam scale, and an old Lyman 55 Powder measure

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    If there was anything wrong with old reloading equipment I would loose enough to put me out of business. I still use some of the Herter's stuff I bought in 1971.

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    I'm using a RCBS scale just like the one in your photo I purchased new in the 80s . I still love it .

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    Trader Dan, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your No1 was made by Lyman. Sometime between 1926/7 and WW2. When production resumed in 1947 it was replaced with the #45.

    How to tell the difference in who made it? The address. Yours is Middlefield, that's Lyman. The pre Lyman's are New Haven. Savage made No1's would also be New Haven though I have not heard of anyone with a Savage marked example.
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    I have several Bair presses that I use regularly, 12 and 20 ga sg presses and a big Kodiak that I reload 30-40 krag and 30-06 on. I also use a lyman #45 and two #450 lubrisizers. Nothing wrong with the old stuff. You just have to get creative if something breaks.

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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