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area51
June 10, 2012, 04:23 PM
Can anyone identify this die ? Is this a resize or taper crimp die ?

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Trent
June 10, 2012, 04:28 PM
Are there any inside threads on the top? Can't tell from the picture. Sizing dies should have an adjuster (both sizing/decapping, and expander dies). If it's got threads on the top.. it's missing a necessary group of parts.

I'm not familiar with those markings.

cfullgraf
June 10, 2012, 04:29 PM
Sizer die. Say so on the top.

rcmodel
June 10, 2012, 04:31 PM
Yes.

It clearly says "Carbide Size" on it in the first photo.

Nothing but a sizer die would have or need a carbide insert anyway.

rc

Trent
June 10, 2012, 04:38 PM
So it's a sizer ONLY ... without a decapping rod?

(EDIT: what useful purpose would that serve? Only thing I can think of is if you have a seperate die for decapping and wanted ONE sizing die for 45ACP/45LC, would that work?!)

rcmodel
June 10, 2012, 04:40 PM
Yep.
Used to be, they made the expander the deprimer too.

The sizer didn't have anything screwed inside it.

I think the advent of progressive presses made a powder-thru expander necessary.
So they put the de-primer punch in the sizing die.

rc

Trent
June 10, 2012, 05:08 PM
Oh wow. I never even thought of not depriming on the sizing step. Makes sense to put it on the second step.

My only other question would be, "wait, you mean to tell me they had Carbide back in the stone age?"

:-)

OK now that I'm done pulling your chain I'm going back out in my garden to sweat for awhile. Damn hot today. Hitting the BBS during "cool down" sessions to avoid heat stroke. :)

area51
June 10, 2012, 05:16 PM
I read 69 on the die.. made in 1969 I think...;)

Trent
June 10, 2012, 05:23 PM
8 years before I joined the fray we call Planet Earth!

In case no one has told you lately, thanks for being around here to educate the newer generations, RC.

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