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    What Is Your Oldest Reloading Press or Piece of Reloading Equipment?

    In my case, my oldest press is the RCBS JR3 that I acquired new in 1972, as a press and dies combo. I bought it from the gun department of the old W.W. Arcade department store on 97 Street in the old and rundown (even then) section of downtown Edmonton. The store sold only hardware, plumbing, and electrical supplies, as well as having an excellent guns and reloading department in the basement.

    My oldest piece of reloading gear is an Ideal tong tool in .45-70 Government, nickel-plated with a 500 grain round nose bullet mold. It must be easily well over 100 years old and still turns out fine cast bullets.

    My oldest powder Measure is a Lyman #55, probably dating to the 1950s. It's so old that the plastic reservoir appears to be celluloid, and it uses a top cap made of stamped and blued thin gauge steel that is just a snug fit. It still throws precise and consistent charges.

    How about you?

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    The plastic mallet I used with the Lee Loader( I think it's in a box somewhere too) I started with. Still packs a wallop. snicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice View Post
    The plastic mallet I used with the Lee Loader( I think it's in a box somewhere too) I started with. Still packs a wallop. snicker.
    I forgot about my Lee Loaders. I bought a .45 ACP one even before I bought my press in 1972.
    Used it with my Series 70 with those ugly driftwood grips that I ditched in favor of military 1911A1 brown checkered plastic ones
    I also have a small collection in: .45 LC, .303 British, .30-30 Winchester, and .308 Winchester as well.

    Never owned a .308 in all these years, but I picked it up for $10.00 at a gun show.
    "Comes the revolution, you never know", as my old friend Ted would say.

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    I was given a RCBS 4X4 this year and the receipt (yes buddy still had it) was from the early 80s.
    Other than that my oldest piece would be me vintage 1967
    He who hits first wins, regardless of the speed of the opponent’s miss.

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    Probably my RCBS 5 0 5 scale. Everything else I purchased new.

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    My Lee Turret Press and 9mm dies that I purchased back in 1986. Still work just fine and have made a couple hundred thousand rounds I'd bet.

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    RCBS RockChuker, 505 scale and ought six dies 38 Christmas’s ago. Still my primary press...

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    I use a pacific press given to me, guy figured it was in the 50s, I replaced the ram so it would except today's shell holders, built to last, sure it will still be going in another 70 years.

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    Herters Reloading Press in the shed in a box.
    Haven't used it in years for anything except a door stop.
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    My Ohaus 505 scale, bought new in early 70's for $27.95 and a set of RCBS 30-06 dies. That was my start in reloading.

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