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A friend gave me these dies. He recieved them from someone else and neither one of them load for .41 mag. I do so I was happy to take them. They are well preserved along with the packaging. Here are some before and after pics.
 

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They made those Jim back when dies only cost 13.50 a set.. Musta been back when Alpo was just a pup.. ;)
 

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Does the instructions have a copyright date, or print date on them. That should give you some kind of a idea.
 

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I have a sister set in 38/357 and as far as I can tell, they're most likely from the 60's. I got my set in a trade and the guy had them passed down from his father. From his recollection, his father had bought them when he started reloading in the late 60's. Price on my set is $12.50
 

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They made those Jim back when dies only cost 13.50 a set.. Musta been back when Alpo was just a pup.. ;)
My first dies, I was 21. So were the dies. I remember 15 dollar Lee dies, but not 13 dollar Lyman.
 

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Remember - old dies mean "NON-CARBIDE". Gotta lube 'em, just like rifle dies.
 

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Post 2, picture 3, Reloading manual, 43rd Edition, 2 dollars and fifty cents? 43rd edition was copyright 1964.

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Post 2, picture 3, Reloading manual, 43rd Edition, 2 dollars and fifty cents? 43rd edition was copyright 1964.

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That is hilarious because I found a guy on eBay that has the same reloading manual for sale and I sent him a message asking him what copyright year was on the catalog. You beat him to it, and thank you Detective Alpo.
 
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