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Thread: so.. i have this piece of brass that says " MSA PIPE PRESS"

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    so.. i have this piece of brass that says " MSA PIPE PRESS"

    looks to be .45 colt.......anyone ever heard of pipe press?

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    Pictures?

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    MSA to me as a retired FF is mine safety appliances. Part to work on SCBA perhaps?

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    Mine safety appliance oversees all safety eqiupmemt in just ever piece of eqiupment for miners like face sheilds,respirators,ear protection. Stuff like that. Frank

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    MSA makes brass pipe Fitting

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    Could be a blank from a kiln gun or used inside boilers to knock down clinkers off the boiler tubes?. Kiln guns usually fired into the kilns to knock down whatever is built up inside the kiln. Usually they shoot a lead slug into whatever they are trying to knock down. And when our boilers were burning coal, clinkers which was basically just coal ash would collect on the boiler tubes creating hot spots which could cause tube damage. Again, they would load up a small cannon 10 guage or 8 guage which usually had a big lead slug and fire it into the clinkers. Since our boilers were 10-11 stories tall some of the clinkers grew to epic proportions. If the gun didn't work, we'd go in the boiler and do it by hand. The lead slug was used to prevent damage to the brick work and bolier tubes. Frank

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    We had a cement plant that used a 8 gauge blasters.

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    Most of the Kiln slugs I've seen were zinc I believe, but my experience is limited.
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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