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Thread: Texan (i think) shot shell loader

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    Boolit Master autofix4u's Avatar
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    up on the hill by the james river in mo

    Texan (i think) shot shell loader

    Lgs has this guy for sale. I think its a Texan brand progressive shot shell loader in 12 ga. He has the manual & a box of spare parts. Also a wide selection of powder & shot bushings. What do you folks think its worth? He told me make him an offer on it.
    Last edited by autofix4u; 10-02-2011 at 12:58 AM.

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    Graceville, (redneck)Florida
    Offer $100
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    Boolit Master machinisttx's Avatar
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    I don't think that's a Texan, but I could be wrong. I'll have to look in the Texan literature that came with the one I bought.
    Machinists do it with precision.

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    Boolit Man Ozark Howler's Avatar
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    Somewhere in America
    Definitely a Texan press, the shovel handle design is distinctively a Texan trademark. I've seen many of these bought and sold over the years, this is one of the earlier (red) models. As for value, a good clean newer model like this will usually run about $100.00 - $135.00 (on Ebay), it appears this one is missing the powder/shot tubes which will cost about $25.00 to replace, you may want to base your offer on those issues.

    Replacement parts (hardware) pretty much do not exist, and are usually obtained from canibalizing some other model

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    I'm A Honcho!

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    NW Ohio, almost as N and W as you can be :-)
    I happen to have a texan powder measure I traded into with some other stuff, kind of an oddball thing, never used it.
    Both ends WHAT a player

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    West Central Ill. Knox Co.
    If you have not bought this Texan Mod. M shotshell reloader yet, I strongly suggest that you might think about it. The Mod. M I have I would not sell for less than $500-$600! I bought mine in1987 and not had one thing break since. At one time I was loading 2-20 box cases of shells a week (while still in the Air Force). I paid $250.00 for mine and don't regret it not once. Have all the shot bushings and all but 2 powder bushings. So almost a complete set of bushings.For $100- $200 you will have a very well made shotshell loader that you will not wear out in your lifetime. Also there are parts out there, you just have to look for them. Have fun Weed

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    Texan reloader

    Is this loader still for sell? and does any one know where there may be some spare parts? I would like to get some power bushings for my Model M 11-A


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    Boolit Master
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    northeastern washington

    texan bushings

    I have a Texan 12ga FW with several bushings i would like to sell. I also have several extra shot and powder bushings for sale. Picked up with other lot items at yard sales and do not need. PM for info on sizes. I check this site every other day so be patiant for reply.

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    Do you have any pic you can send? if so can you send them to integrityracing@aol.com.


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    Boolit Master
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    northeastern washington
    pm sent

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    positively a texan

    i am new member on BOOLITS and not very comfortable to write in english but was the owner since last week of a TEXAN AUTOLOADER SINCE 1972 AND FOR MANY YEARS LOADING 10,000 SHOT A YEAR this machine was up graded with a brass bushing by a freind machinist to allow smother action and it did never broke gave it to my son all i have to do now is teach him realoading thank you

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    In the Gopher State of Minnesota
    Hi Dramis048, welcome aboard.
    Your english is good enough for us. I am sure you can offer an insight to relaoding we need.

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    Boolit Man
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    SE Michigan
    The decal on the powder hopper say's it all "Sovereign Industries" that's a Texan loader.

    I've seen MEC 650's go for about $75 at estate sales.

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    Boolit Mold
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    I could use some shot and powder bushings for the Texan fw.


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