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Jimfern
June 11, 2012, 03:51 PM
The seller claims it's for reloading. I've not seen anything like it before.

http://images.craigslist.org/5K55Ja5Mf3Le3Nd3l5c5n2e66f370589a1b42.jpg

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JohnM
June 11, 2012, 04:03 PM
I dunno, but it looks like any number of hand riveting tools I've seen and used.

beatledog7
June 11, 2012, 04:04 PM
Bench primer?

gamestalker
June 11, 2012, 04:36 PM
Yep, a very old priming tool it is.
GS

rcmodel
June 11, 2012, 04:41 PM
I don't see any place for a case to fit in it.

REX made saddlers rivet setters in the olden days.
Thats what it is.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nkw=Old+Vintage+Rex+Riveter+Rivet+Press+Punch+Tool+Pat+1900

rc

JohnM
June 11, 2012, 04:44 PM
Here:
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/antique-rex-harness-maker-leather-riveter-pat
Used to find them around here in old barns and sheds often.
I used to have a couple when I was repairing harness many years ago.

dickttx
June 13, 2012, 01:43 PM
Yep, riveter. I have a similar one down in the garage. Punch and base will determine whether it is to put buttons on a western shirt, or punch through two or three thicknesses of leather.

Jimfern
June 13, 2012, 02:09 PM
That makes more sense. Thanks, I couldn't see what you could reload with it based on the picture.

larryflew
June 13, 2012, 02:13 PM
rex riveter search and look at images shows a bunch just like that one.

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