What the heck is this

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by ramdino, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. ramdino

    ramdino New Member

    12
    Jan 29, 2011
    Shelby NC
    Ok I just started reloading and got a box of equipment. Does anyone know what this thing is for? It may not even be for reloading
     

    Attached Files:

  2. bassn7

    bassn7 New Member

    14
    Dec 23, 2009
    Bruce Wi
    powder trickler? does the centre cross shaft turn and is it hollow?
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

  3. ramdino

    ramdino New Member

    12
    Jan 29, 2011
    Shelby NC
    Yep, the shaft is removable and it has a spring on the end that sits in the left portion of the hollow tube that is attached to the shaft. If looks like if you put powder in the vertical portion the shaft would pick it up as it is turned by the knurled knob and the spring would act like an auger and move the powder a small portion at a time to the end of the horizontal shaft.
     
  4. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    First thing that came to mind was maybe it would take off the little chunk of lead off a minnie ball after casting:confused::confused:
     
  5. 312shooter

    312shooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    yep a powder dribbler
     
  6. hunterfisher

    hunterfisher New Member

    270
    Mar 3, 2010
    It's a,.... whatch-a- ma-call-it.
    Beats me.:D
     
  7. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006
    Minnesota
    Could be, but I think it looks more like a "Thinga-ma-bob".
     
  8. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    old powder trickler, give it a good cleaning and it'll work as good as new. If you don't want it, PM me and I'll make ya an offer!
     
  9. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    dang it! worm beat me to it!!!!

    I love old equipment like that!
     
  10. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    an object is really only worth what someone will pay for it...
     
  11. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    Michigan
    Gotta love capatalism!!!
     
  12. al45lc

    al45lc Active Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    colorful colorado
    If I had known this, I would have kept and sold you guys all my old Herter crap! Except for his reloading manual, I kept that around for the laughs reading the cartridge history's and his opinions. :D
     
  13. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth

    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: Some of the best and most robust equipment ever made!!!

    Did you flEaBay it all or sell it locally?
     
  14. al45lc

    al45lc Active Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    colorful colorado
    Locally, C'mon, his "C" press was junk, it flexed loading standard calibers like '06' and even my 6mm Rem. In addition, I finally had to scrap the powder measure and get an Ohaus, just to throw charges that were within 5% of what I wanted. Sure, you could beat a soviet tank to death with the press, but it never measured up to green or red.
    I started on all Herter equipment, otherwise I had to drive 30 miles(to Plainfield,In.) one way just to find a shop, and they didn't 'deal' on anything.
    Got it all mail order, back in the good ol days when one could.
     
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
The Ammo & Reloading Forum What do I need for gas checking Oct 28, 2016
The Ammo & Reloading Forum RCBS 5 0 2 Beam Scale Check Jul 24, 2016
The Ammo & Reloading Forum powder rec for cast/gas checked 200gr 35 rem Jul 15, 2016
The Ammo & Reloading Forum how fast can you push gas checked lead Jun 29, 2016
The Ammo & Reloading Forum 35 rem, lead, gas check question Jun 6, 2016