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short shucker 26-Feb-10 - 08:48 AM ET
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short shucker 26-Feb-10 - 09:17 AM ET
PerazziBigBore 26-Feb-10 - 09:20 AM ET
PerazziBigBore 26-Feb-10 - 09:22 AM ET
dverna 26-Feb-10 - 09:46 AM ET
jhoward 26-Feb-10 - 09:58 AM ET
Ed Y 26-Feb-10 - 10:00 AM ET
cubancigar2000 26-Feb-10 - 10:32 AM ET
short shucker 26-Feb-10 - 10:38 AM ET
dverna 26-Feb-10 - 01:03 PM ET
Ed Y 26-Feb-10 - 02:03 PM ET
xringjim 26-Feb-10 - 02:14 PM ET
acorange 26-Feb-10 - 04:13 PM ET
Pat Ireland 26-Feb-10 - 04:32 PM ET
short shucker 26-Feb-10 - 04:37 PM ET
ALF-99 26-Feb-10 - 07:26 PM ET
Shooting Coach 26-Feb-10 - 08:45 PM ET
short shucker 26-Feb-10 - 09:14 PM ET
nsguy 26-Feb-10 - 09:17 PM ET
joe kuhn 26-Feb-10 - 09:39 PM ET
wireguy 26-Feb-10 - 11:57 PM ET
Pat Ireland 27-Feb-10 - 07:42 AM ET
backwoods 27-Feb-10 - 09:50 AM ET
stokinpls 27-Feb-10 - 10:05 AM ET
PerazziBigBore 27-Feb-10 - 11:53 AM ET
whiz-bang 27-Feb-10 - 10:06 PM ET
W.R.Buchanan 27-Feb-10 - 10:20 PM ET
Bob Schultz 28-Feb-10 - 12:27 AM ET
Doubles/Bob 28-Feb-10 - 06:56 AM ET
omgb 28-Feb-10 - 08:17 AM ET
tripod 28-Feb-10 - 12:52 PM ET
W.R.Buchanan 28-Feb-10 - 05:34 PM ET
BigM-Perazzi 03-Mar-10 - 08:57 PM ET
Bob Schultz 03-Mar-10 - 11:57 PM ET
nsguy 04-Mar-10 - 04:58 AM ET
PerazziBigBore 04-Mar-10 - 08:53 PM ET
short shucker 04-Mar-10 - 09:01 PM ET
PerazziBigBore 04-Mar-10 - 09:23 PM ET
Guard Rail 04-Mar-10 - 09:33 PM ET
PerazziBigBore 04-Mar-10 - 10:30 PM ET
checker 06-Jun-10 - 10:01 PM ET
hmb 07-Jun-10 - 06:18 PM ET
winchesterkid 08-Jun-10 - 03:05 PM ET


Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: short shucker
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 08:48 AM ET
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A thread for those of us that enjoy fixing/restoring and using vintage reloaders.

Here's a couple that I just got done getting mechanically restoring and next they will be disassembled so they can be blasted and powder coated.

The one of the left is a Honey Bair 405 that I made some powder and shot tubes for (oversized) and installed a progresive wound spring to deal with the increased weight. The copper tubing sticking up is for the primer feed. I have a new tube and feeder on order so it will be complete.

The one on the right is a Pacific 260. This is the predecessor to the 266. It doesn't have the primer feed like the 266, but it does have provisions for two different crimp starters so you can run a mutitude of different hulls without reseting the loader.

I can't wait to get these off the work bench and into the loading room.

ss

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: shot410ga
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 09:08 AM ET
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WOOOO! I'm a vintage reloader......

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: PerazziBigBore
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 09:14 AM ET
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I have a complete STOUT reloader.. The "HOLY GRAIL" of vintage reloader.. (next to the Ljutic)..along with a Acme.. C-H Junior XL-333 and a few others.. One day I'll get them out and post pictures if anyone is interested...

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: short shucker
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 09:17 AM ET
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PBB,

I'm going to have to google the "STOUT" reloader. I've never heard of that one.

ss

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: PerazziBigBore
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 09:20 AM ET
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1963.. Has auto everything feeder including the fiber wad... The Texas reloading press was based on it..

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: PerazziBigBore
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 09:22 AM ET
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Does yours look like a piece of crapola??? Mine is in good shape.. what what a piece of junk??

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: dverna
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 09:46 AM ET
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My oldest reloader is a Star Progressive from the 1950's.

It was used as a commercial loader and has probably loaded over 2,000,000 rounds. It still turns out perfect .38 Specials. Machines like that are not made anymore. Yes, that inlcudes the Dillon 1050. I have two Dillon 1050's and the Star is still one of my favorites. Maybe I just like old things.

I bought a spare for parts a few years back and never needed it. I should probably sell the second unit but I have been thinking about converting to load 9mm.

Don Verna

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: jhoward
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 09:58 AM ET
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I have a 260 that I still use regularly to load my backup loads for Annies and shootoffs. Have a couple of old Texan loaders as well, one in 12 and one in 20.

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: Ed Y
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 10:00 AM ET
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Don,

If you like old things, you'd love my wife.

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: cubancigar2000
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 10:32 AM ET
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too funny Ed. I really enjoy anything that is antique or old so keep the info and photos coming.

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: short shucker
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 10:38 AM ET
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jhoward,

That was going to be the job I was going to designate for my 260. I haven't figured out what job to assign the 405 yet.

ss

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: dverna
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 01:03 PM ET
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Ed,

Pictures please!

Are you interested in a trade or all cash deal?

Is there a three day "inspection" period?

Don

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: Ed Y
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 02:03 PM ET
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Sorry Don, She's not for sale or trade. I've had her for over 50 years so I think that I'll keep her. I don't think that anyone else would put up with me.

Ed Yanchok

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: xringjim
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 02:14 PM ET
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I've got a Pacific 250 single stage. Use it to finish up my mistakes on my 366. Jim

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: acorange
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 04:13 PM ET
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I have 3 Lyman Easy reloaders and assorted parts that I have picked up at garage sales, etc... That includes the one grandpa bought me about 1976 from Gander Mountain. Still have the reciept. They are VERY easy to change bushings and are great for making hunting loads but I sure am glad that I don't have to load all of my trap loads on them now! Lyman Easy [and slow]

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: Pat Ireland
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 04:32 PM ET
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ss- I will keep you in mind for restoration of vintage reloaders if I am able to get the one I want. The machine is only two blocks from my house but I have not been able to get it, even after several years of trying. I is a Ljutic reloader (Al made about 10 of them, each a little different). Has a wad feeder but only for special fiber wads. Shipping weight is over 200 pounds and it needs a couple of parts. It is around 60 years old.

I do have some reloaders that are much older.

Pat Ireland

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: short shucker
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 04:37 PM ET
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Pat,

I think PBB posted a picture a few years back of a Ljutic reloader. I might have to take pictures prior to dissassembly of something like that. Lol.

ss

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: ALF-99
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 07:26 PM ET
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Any one interested in two old Texan loader manuals (parts book)?

One is for a Model GT and one for a model M

E-MAIL ME

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: Shooting Coach
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 08:45 PM ET
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Vintage machines? I thought the topic was about vintage reloaders. I resemble that remark. At it 52 years and counting. LOL

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: short shucker
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 09:14 PM ET
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They're neat, but damn is he proud of 'em!

Thanks for the heads-up.

ss

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: nsguy
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 09:17 PM ET
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Well, time to jump in! I just registered on this site a few weeks ago. Been lurking for a few months. I have a STOUT that belonged to my ol'man, God rest his soul! He bought it in the early 60's from some guy that used to shoot "White Domes" that were thrown out of 2 houses sideways! The tag on the machine reads: Stout Rapid Reloader, mfg. by Stout Enterprises, 7241 Atoll Ave. N. Hollywood, Cal. serial # 1182. No zip code so I guess this thing is old! Pops was a CHEAP SOB and had us kids picking up used wads at the club so he could reload his USED Federal papers with 18.5 grains of Red Dot. Had to push the wads in with a screwdriver because this machine was set up to use the old over powder and over shot wads. Can you even find them anymore? Both wad tubes are damn near 3 feet tall and it has a primer tube that you have to fill one at a time and make damn sure you don't put one in upside down!Thank God for my MEC 9000! Dave

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: joe kuhn
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 09:39 PM ET
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If anybody wants some old Ljutic cork wads to go with their vintage Ljutic reloader, let me know at joemkuhn at gmail dot com and I'll send them out to you. The flat sides are painted green.

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: wireguy
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 - 11:57 PM ET
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Photobucket

Lyman Easy from about '70 or so I believe.

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: Pat Ireland
Date: Sat, Feb 27, 2010 - 07:42 AM ET
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When I get some time I will post pictures of my reloading machine that loads shells with a roll crimp.

Pat Ireland

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: backwoods
Date: Sat, Feb 27, 2010 - 09:50 AM ET
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PerazziBigBore, if you decide not to take the Stout abroad, please keep me in mind to take care of it. That includes the guardianship fee for such.

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: stokinpls
Date: Sat, Feb 27, 2010 - 10:05 AM ET
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Had a MEC 250, that is, up until we moved this last time. Still have the manual somewhere.

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: PerazziBigBore
Date: Sat, Feb 27, 2010 - 11:53 AM ET
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No.. The Stout.. and Acme.. and Williama.. and XL333.... and 150 Pacific.. and Texan.. and 250 Pacific.. and 350 Pacific.. and the Deitmeyer...and quite a few others will either be sold or donated to the ATA..

My home abroad is only 900sq. feet... Soooooo..not much room for anything.. My machine shop over there is the size of my reloading room over here...

Only 1 266 Hornady..my Dillon 1000's.. and 1 single stage will go with me... Very few people reload shotgun shells over there.. BUT.. rifle and pistol is popular.. i'll probably get back into bullet casting too... as that is both popular and saves a bunch of money..

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: whiz-bang
Date: Sat, Feb 27, 2010 - 10:06 PM ET
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I have a Herters shot shell reloading press. Model 7.84.n72m. Cast iron construction appears complete. Needs some TLC still has some old shot in the shot bottle. If interested this unite can be had very cheap. Plus actual shipping. If your into collecting vintage reloading equipment this would probably display very nice after a good cleaning.

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: W.R.Buchanan
Date: Sat, Feb 27, 2010 - 10:20 PM ET
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Here's pics of my brand new DL-266 I bought off Trapshooters.com for $50 bucks. This machine had never been set up. It is set up for 12 ga. and it came with a complete unused set of 20 ga. dies too!

I had to make the Charge Bar, and buy the Primer Drop and Dispenser

I think after seeing many others that these are arguably the best single stage loaders ever built.

I also have a C&H which is a good machine but not nearly as sweet as the DL-266

Randy

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: Bob Schultz
Date: Sun, Feb 28, 2010 - 12:27 AM ET
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I have an old friend who has a Hollywood press set up for shotshells. You can load anything on these beasts from .22 Hornet to .50 BMG! This compact little unit weighs in at a svelt 35 pounds or so!

Bob

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: Doubles/Bob
Date: Sun, Feb 28, 2010 - 06:56 AM ET
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Somewhere in my storage I still have a Lachmiller reloading press. I got it in the late 50s. Does anyone remember the Lachmiller? Bob Larsen

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: omgb
Date: Sun, Feb 28, 2010 - 08:17 AM ET
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I have a Lachmiller press and a set of 16 and 12 gauge dies. I use it for Black Powder loads. I also have a complete set of very early Lyman hand tools for shot shells. FWIW, Lachmiller was located on San Fernando Rd. in Glendale, CA. They sold out to RCBS. There were a few years that Lachmiller products were produced with RCBS paint and labels. The RCBS single station primer tool, the Lubesizer for cast bullets some of the bullet mould designs are all Lachmiller designs.

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: tripod
Date: Sun, Feb 28, 2010 - 12:52 PM ET
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I had an old DL-105 pacific that I bought well used in 1965. I sold it at a gun show several years later to a guy who was going to put it on display as an antique.

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: W.R.Buchanan
Date: Sun, Feb 28, 2010 - 05:34 PM ET
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That is the cleanest Hollywood Press I have ever seen bar none!

You see them at gunshows and there is always one or another on Ebay, but I have never seen one that was that clean. it looks new?

Randy

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: BigM-Perazzi
Date: Wed, Mar 03, 2010 - 08:57 PM ET
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Does my Ideal 310 tool in 38-56 and my Ideal #5 powder measure count???

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: Bob Schultz
Date: Wed, Mar 03, 2010 - 11:57 PM ET
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Ljutic loader. 75 pounds of joy to behold.

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: nsguy
Date: Thu, Mar 04, 2010 - 04:58 AM ET
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I thought all ACME made was junk! Wiley Coyote bought all his supplies from them and never caught the Road Runner!!!

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: PerazziBigBore
Date: Thu, Mar 04, 2010 - 08:53 PM ET
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My reloading press graveyard/collection.. well at least part of it..

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: short shucker
Date: Thu, Mar 04, 2010 - 09:01 PM ET
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So that's what the factory hoppers for a "Honey Bair" look like. As you can see, I made mine oversized.

ss

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: PerazziBigBore
Date: Thu, Mar 04, 2010 - 09:23 PM ET
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What I like about the Honey.. is she only uses 1 shellholder.. which in 410/28/and 16.. can be a big plus.. as they are hard to find.. and expensive when you do..

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: Guard Rail
Date: Thu, Mar 04, 2010 - 09:33 PM ET
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I am also a Hollywood owner. It is still not a bad loader considering its age.

BK

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: PerazziBigBore
Date: Thu, Mar 04, 2010 - 10:30 PM ET
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I bought the Hollywood for 50 BMG...but use the RCBS for 50 BMG.. The RCBS fit on my reloading table better.. I'd entertain offers on any of the old presses..and to save shipping.. when I go to Sparta..I could bring them.. All Good Mike... BTW.. you can E-mail me for more information

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: checker
Date: Sun, Jun 06, 2010 - 10:01 PM ET
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Anybody got a Pacific Charge Bar FS?.....from DL 150 or DL 155 or DL 266 THANKS

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: hmb
Date: Mon, Jun 07, 2010 - 06:18 PM ET
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The one on the right looks just like my Deitemeyer Model 300 press. HMB

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Subject: Vintage Reloaders
From: winchesterkid
Date: Tue, Jun 08, 2010 - 03:05 PM ET
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Here is my Polar Bair 600, used by my father in the late 1960's and 70's. I am still pulling down the handle on this beast.

Ryan Weddle

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