Need help on info for press


December 10, 2010, 01:07 PM
Can anyone give me background or value of this Hollywood press

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December 10, 2010, 04:29 PM
It's a Hollywood Senior single stage press. Nice press but they work better with a handle. They typically sell on evilBay between $150-$200. Without the handle you would be lucky to get $75. The Senior Turret goes for much more money.

December 10, 2010, 05:31 PM
I have the handle and a bunch of dies & adaptors that allow it to take RCBS dies.

December 10, 2010, 07:34 PM
Is this one made of steel or aluminum? If you don't already handload you have an excellent press to start a new hobby with.

Are the dies made by Hollywood also?

December 10, 2010, 08:01 PM

Some of the dies are marked CH ( I assume for this press ). The press has a aluminum base. I already reload and most of all my tools are RCBS. I am trying to down size a pile of stuff that an old wildcater passed away and left me.


December 10, 2010, 08:12 PM
You won't have any trouble selling the press. Post it on any forum classified section for a reasonable price and it will sell quickly. It should take any standard 7/8-14 die regardless of manufacturer. It's a plus that you have the adapter that allows it to take RCBS type shell holders.

December 11, 2010, 09:13 PM
The C-H dies are made by C-H who are still in business. They make nice stuff, they just don't get the "press" that RCBS and Hornady do.

December 15, 2010, 04:36 PM
Thanks for all of the info..

I listed the set on our local Craigslist and now we will wait..

December 15, 2010, 04:52 PM
Over the past couple months, I was watching eBay hoping for a bargain on a Classic Turret. No luck there, but while doing all that searching and researching, I got to find out quite a bit about presses in general. I was quite surprised at the prices that some of the old presses would bring. Some presses made by companies that are long out of business were still going for $200.

But eBay prices are a mystery in themselves. I routinely saw used presses sell for more money than what I could buy a brand new one of the exact same model at Midway or some other store. And some of the shipping costs they quote there are outrageous. Once in a very great while I would see an apparent bargain slip through, but not often and never what I was looking for.

It was pretty interesting finding out about the old presses from the 60's and 70's though.

December 15, 2010, 10:52 PM
It really is amazing..

It is too bad that the old timer that passed away and left this press before I could pick his brain. I know he was a true shooter and loyal to the one of a kinders.

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