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    What is this critter?

    This was in a bunch of reloading stuff given to me to get rid of. The circular steel part is 1.25 in, its spring loaded, the inside part has 6 sides with a little point/cutter at the corners. The only id is Forster Products Lanark,ILL. Cuts a perfectly round 1.25 in hole in a cci primer cardboard sleeve. Looks kindaClick image for larger version. 

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    Forster is still in business and they're really good folks to do business with. Shortly after Forster acquired the old Bonanza line of products, I was trying to find a part for a discontinued Bonanza press and Customer Service even got their shop manager into the act, going through all the QC reject and warranty return junk they'd received along with the finished inventory. Drop 'em an email and see what they can come up with. https://www.forsterproducts.com

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    Looks like it may be a patch cutter
    Perhaps my learning skills have diminished in my senior years.. 50 years ago I could read something once and then "have it"... Now I read it about three times, do it a couple of times and then... "have it" only about half the time.

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    Muzzle loader patch cutter.

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    At a guess a patch cutter for a muzzle loading slug gun utilizing a false muzzle and this cuts a patch that is a perfect fit for that false muzzle.
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    Yes, it IS a Forster patch cutter. However, unless those little knife edges are razor sharp, it will tear rather than cut the fabric. (Don't ask me how I know!)

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    Never seen one of them before, I suppose the flood of cheap and abundant patches phased these out.

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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