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    Pressman's Avatar
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    May 2008
    In the Gopher State of Minnesota

    Belding & Mull

    Combination catalog, reloading information, cast boolit book. They were loose leave and can by found in any number of configurations. Apparently the factory sent them out based on what type of information the person requesting one inquired about.
    This one is from 1928.

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    Apr 2005
    Southern Arizona
    Wow! Never saw one that early.

    I count myself lucky to have found one early enough to list the Belding and Mull bullet mould designs. After they stopped making those and went to jobbing Lyman/Ideal moulds, the reference value went down considerably.

    If you have a B&M “Visible” powder measure, the charts definitely help to get you close on the settings, although of course a lot of the powders are obsolete.

    I treasure my letter from B&M circa 1980 that said, Sorry, no more parts available for the B&M Straightline reloading tools. Still has my tearstains on it.

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    Boolit Grand Master Char-Gar's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    Deep South Texas
    There is one of those early loading books on Ebay now.
    Disclaimer: The above is not holy writ. It is just my opinion based on my experience and knowledge. Your mileage may vary.

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    Boolit Master
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    Dec 2016
    Bent Ramrod, I feel your pain at not being able to get straightline parts, my B&M 28 is on my keyboard slideout under my computer screen, I like to charge 06 and Krag cases and seat bullets with it while watching WW-2 movies and westerns on U-tube.

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    Boolit Master Eddie Southgate's Avatar
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    Southern Middle Tennessee
    Quote Originally Posted by Char-Gar View Post
    There is one of those early loading books on Ebay now.
    It's a reproduction by Cornell Publishing . From a 1926 book .

    Grumpy Old Man With A Gun....... Do Not Touch !!

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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