What the heck is this

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  1. ramdino

    ramdino New Member

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    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

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  2. bassn7

    bassn7 New Member

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    powder trickler? does the centre cross shaft turn and is it hollow?
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  3. ramdino

    ramdino New Member

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    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.
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    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    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 Active Member

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    yep a powder dribbler
  6. hunterfisher

    hunterfisher New Member

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    It's a,.... whatch-a- ma-call-it.
    Beats me.:D
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    steve4102 Former Guest

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    Could be, but I think it looks more like a "Thinga-ma-bob".
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    woolleyworm Active Member

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    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

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    dang it! worm beat me to it!!!!

    I love old equipment like that!
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    JLA Well-Known Member

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    an object is really only worth what someone will pay for it...
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    Gotta love capatalism!!!
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    al45lc New Member

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    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
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    :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?
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    al45lc New Member

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    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.
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