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Thread: Mystery Loading Tool

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    Boolit Mold BlackPowderBurner's Avatar
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    Jan 2020

    Mystery Loading Tool

    I picked this up off a gun show table because it was shiny, cheap, and interesting (a perfect trifecta!). I have no idea what it is, when or who made it or what it’s used for. Any ideas?

    The bottom is marked “52” and 11 1/2”. The rim diameter of the bottom cutout is .61”, the edge ahead of it is .538”. The overall length of the tool is 3.275”.

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    Boolit Grand Master

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    Mar 2013
    Northwest Ohio
    Looks like an oilier for watches or instruments. each section should come apart and a different oil or lube in each one.

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    Boolit Master
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    Dec 2016
    To me it looks like some form of straight line bullet seater. Is the hole at the top .52 caliber? The rim recess appears large and deep, and for some odd case like the old Maynard calibers. The number 11 1/2 is a mystery to me.

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    Boolit Buddy

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    Oct 2016
    Somewhere between the Red and the Rio Grande
    That’s a canooder valve ! Very rare!
    Keep your powder dry and watch your six !!

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    Boolit Bub
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    Feb 2013
    Typical German Straight bullet seater.
    As it says, caliber 11.5x52R not that hard to read the numbers

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    Boolit Bub
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    Feb 2013
    The .61 cutout would fit 45-70 .608 rim diameter
    Above rim recess .538 would also fit for a 45-70, clearance, the rim will guide it.
    I suspect It could be for a 45-70, althoug 1mm short, or for a shorter 45 cal. like the Danish Remington.
    Measure the cylindrical bullet diameter-hole part.

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