ADvertise hereRotoMetals2Inline FabricationWideners
Titan ReloadingRepackboxLee Precision

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: .32 S&W Fans

  1. #1
    Moderator

    Pressman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    In the Gopher State of Minnesota
    Posts
    3,981

    .32 S&W Fans

    Ideal #1 tool in 32 S&W from Handbook #1, about 1892 (reprint)
    It cost a whopping $2.75. Which sounds like nothing today, but when wages just might be as high as a dollar a day, it was big money.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6851.jpg 
Views:	31 
Size:	33.9 KB 
ID:	247714

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6852.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	41.3 KB 
ID:	247715
    Antique Reloading Tool Collector, Historian and Writer
    Newsletter editor: Antique Reloading Tool Collectors Association
    Archive manager, Antique Reloading Tool Collectors Association
    email: pressman@antiquereloadingtools.com
    www.antiquereloadingtools.com

  2. #2
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    South Central PA
    Posts
    729
    I have one of those in 32-20. Those old tools must have been worth their weight in gold to range riders and sheriffs and such back in the day.

  3. #3
    Boolit Master corbinace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    North Central Washington
    Posts
    560
    Thank you for sharing!!

  4. #4
    Boolit Grand Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Central Virginia
    Posts
    6,254
    That's some cool history.

    I wonder if that $2.75 price was the actual retail cost for that tool or just what the manufacturer listed it for?

  5. #5
    Moderator

    Pressman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    In the Gopher State of Minnesota
    Posts
    3,981
    Manufacture's listed retail price. What you would have to pay if ordered by mail, which a lot of people did, for it.
    Antique Reloading Tool Collector, Historian and Writer
    Newsletter editor: Antique Reloading Tool Collectors Association
    Archive manager, Antique Reloading Tool Collectors Association
    email: pressman@antiquereloadingtools.com
    www.antiquereloadingtools.com

  6. #6
    Those pictures are neat to see.
    Thank You!

  7. #7
    Boolit Master 44magLeo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Lebanon, NY
    Posts
    587
    You even have the loose pieces. The decapping part and the powder dipper. From what I've seen and read about those old tools they got lost somewhere along the trail from then till now.
    Leo

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
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