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A project i have been working on

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by grntitan, Dec 1, 2010.

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  1. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    I bought this loader off of another TS.COM member for a very hard to resist price. I didn't need it or something to do but did it anyway. Decided to do a restore job but ditch the butt ugly old Pacific Baby Blue. Its a Pacific Model 300 Professional. So basically i stripped it naked, sand blasted and polished the castings, polished all pieces, re-assembled before painting and finally added a Dark Bronze Hammered finish(paint). And yes i got way carried away with the polishing of the castings especially since i painted them anyway. What you guys/gals think?-----Matt

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  2. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic job!
    Steve Balistreri
     
  3. recurvyarcher

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    Looks a lot better to me.
     
  4. oleolliedawg

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    Looks better than a deceased rabbit. Great job!!
     
  5. matttrapn

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    I'd say "Job Well Done"!!!!

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  6. StonewallRacing

    StonewallRacing Well-Known Member

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    WOW!!!

    How many hours did that take?

    SW
     
  7. semperfi909

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    Hmmmmmmmmm - your middle initials wouldn't be O.C.D. by any chance?
     
  8. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    I'll say nobody could afford the labor i'd have to charge if i was to sell it. LOL I did set-it up and loaded some shells just for sh!ts and grins. Smooth old machine. Too bad its not a fully progressive loader.

    Matt

    semper--yes i am anal when it comes to projects i start. Its a sickness. How do you go from just wanting to paint something to fully poilshed??? Thats what happens to me. LOL
     
  9. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Nice job Matt. You are a lot like me
     
  10. Hap MecTweaks

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    Great job Matt!! Hap
     
  11. kraiza

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    Looks like new. Good job....
     
  12. PerazziBigBore

    PerazziBigBore TS Member

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    Beautiful job.. I own it's sister.. would you like to restore it too??? Actually.. you'd be amazed at how well they load.. Use it in good health.. Beautiful job.. All Good.. Mike
     
  13. Chipmaker

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    Wow I thought I was the only guy to have one of those old Pacifics, when my buddies where crank on their Mec650's I was loading on that beauty and I load a bunch and it did a wonderful job! Always dreamed of a 366 until I got one a few years back when I started shooting again...biggest POS I ever owned glad it's gone but I'm A Dillon guy all the way now!! Thanks for sharing maybe I get the old broad out of the garage and work it over someday!!
     
  14. Jon Reitz

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    dawg...Always with this rabbit-shit!
     
  15. pj 999

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    Heres living proof that a trapshooter from Sparta Ill. and one from Dayton Ohio can get along. Matt that looks great and glad you ended up with it. Paul
     
  16. TRW369

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    They are great loaders have 12,28 and 410 and still use them not as nice as the one you have but they all work great very strong presses would like to find a 20ga press
     
  17. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Paul: I'm still not sure why i bought the thing but it was a fun project. Now i got a get on everything i shoved aside to make time to restore it. LOL

    Matt
     
  18. Brian in Oregon

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    Nice.

    I did the same thing with some old Herters presses, a single and a double ram. Except they got painted Ford Blue. Much better looking than the old brown.
     
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