Could someone tell me what this is?


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Grassman
January 16, 2013, 02:14 PM
I have no clue, in with some .308 dies. What's it used for?

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ironworkerwill
January 16, 2013, 02:39 PM
fist guess a bomb. looks interesting but I just don't know

jlucke69
January 16, 2013, 02:41 PM
Looks like some kind of kinetic bullet puller.

918v
January 16, 2013, 02:48 PM
Maybe it's a lube canister for a bullet sizer?

rcmodel
January 16, 2013, 02:49 PM
I don't think it has anything at all to do with .308 reloading.
And it certainly isn't a bullet puller.

Looks like the business end off a grease gun for lubing machinery, or a water trap off an air compressor then anything else I can thing of.

Does it unscrew in the middle where the seam is?

rc

Grassman
January 16, 2013, 02:50 PM
Another pic

ironworkerwill
January 16, 2013, 02:54 PM
Well It's not a bomb. It does resemble a water separator to some degree as RC stated

Ifishsum
January 16, 2013, 02:57 PM
Hydraulic Berdan deprimer maybe?

Grassman
January 16, 2013, 02:59 PM
That's what got me stumped, was in a .308 die set, fit perfect in box. This is some of my dads old loading stuff from 40 years ago. Can't tell if it even a reloading tool?

ironworkerwill
January 16, 2013, 03:07 PM
did it have any kind of residue inside? or an odor? like some kind of lubricant.

moonpie
January 16, 2013, 03:08 PM
neck expander?

Grassman
January 16, 2013, 03:15 PM
did it have any kind of residue inside? or an odor? like some kind of lubricant.
No powder, no smell. Looks unused. It's a mystery....

Poppaj78
January 16, 2013, 03:36 PM
I'm new to reloading but a guy at work has been reloading for many years. He doesn't know what it is either. Maybe some kind of neck seizer???

higgite
January 16, 2013, 03:44 PM
Are the two black rings gaskets? Is the disc with two holes in it spring loaded or fixed in place? Are the two halves being held together somehow in your OP or are they just stacked? Both halves have female threads. Was there any kind of threaded coupling in the box?

Grassman
January 16, 2013, 03:48 PM
Are the two black rings gaskets? Is the disc with two holes in it spring loaded or fixed in place? Are the two halves being held together somehow in your OP or are they just stacked? Both halves have female threads. Was there any kind of threaded coupling in the box?
Yes, rubber gaskets, two halves screw apart. The screw at the top of said device screws down to puncture something. This may not even be loading related, it just was in a die set, and fit nicely in the box. I've wondered about this object for years and had no clue what it is.

Grassman
January 16, 2013, 03:51 PM
My dad was a machinist, and maybe this is totally unrelated to loading. I figured if it's related to loading, you guys here would know.

LJH
January 16, 2013, 04:26 PM
My dad was a machinist, and maybe this is totally unrelated to loading.

In that case it looks to be a very heavy duty nut cracker.

moonpie
January 16, 2013, 04:35 PM
show some 308 brass beside it for perspective

rcmodel
January 16, 2013, 04:36 PM
I think it's a C02 cartridge holder/piercer for making your own fizzy beverages!! :D

rc

Grassman
January 16, 2013, 04:49 PM
Next to empty .308 case

GT1
January 16, 2013, 04:55 PM
No holes on the bottom? It sure looks like a 'squeezer' of some sort, maybe it would fit a Co2 cartridge as RC mentioned?

Grassman
January 16, 2013, 04:56 PM
Yes two holes at the bottom. We are getting to the bottom of this now.:D

GT1
January 16, 2013, 04:59 PM
Uhm, maybe it is a whippet dispenser.

Search n20 cracker on google. I seem to recall(kind of fuzzily) that folks could get the same size cartridges for laughing gas and take shots of it, for entertainment purposes. The tool(?) for doing that looks very similar.

GW Staar
January 16, 2013, 05:29 PM
You need to show us the other end of the bottom piece. Also, the bottom screws into something else, still.

What I see so far is that air (or oil or water) probably goes in one bottom hole and out the other. The screw determines how much....that is if the tapered part of the screw screws into a matching machined female orifice, that will close totally when screwed all the way in. We will know that when we see the other end of the bottom piece. If so, it's probably a pressure valve. jmorris could probably MAKE it into a reloading tool.::)

jmorris
January 16, 2013, 05:48 PM
Looks like it might be some sort of pressure regulator. There is something missing from your photos but the adjustment you show likely pushes on a diaphragm and the little hole to the outside bleeds off if you have it set high then adjust to lower pressure, without flow.

Ky Larry
January 16, 2013, 06:02 PM
A widget?

GW Staar
January 16, 2013, 06:02 PM
I considered the diaphragm idea too, but the tip is pretty sharp. But, if so, then it would work just the opposite of what I said. Screwing it in would open the valve (regulator) rather than close it......again, we need to see the other end of the bottom.

Reefinmike
January 16, 2013, 06:29 PM
Nitrous cracker :)

Steve H
January 16, 2013, 06:32 PM
muffler bearing.............pretty rare item

blarby
January 16, 2013, 06:35 PM
Thats a nitrous cracker.

A good one, too.

You should not keep that near your guns :) They are considered drug paraphrenalia by just about every PD I know of.

I could have answered that one a lot earlier....dang studying.

My apologies for not being omnipresent.

That one is designed for what are called "bubbles"- the large diameter cartridges used in oversized 3 liter dispensers used where a standard cartridge would not correctly dispense the entire contents of an industrial sized 3l whipped cream dispenser. - Although it can be used for standard cartridges as well. Thats why you need the twist handle- they have a thicker seal, and require more force than most kids can get in a hand two piece cracker.


To use........

Put a baloon on the bottom.

You insert the cartridge, depress the actuator ( the pointy part) by sealing the two halves together- or in this case the twist handle.

Untwist the handle, and the cartridge ventilates under pressure out the holes into your baloon.

Theres your hippy crack explanation for the day.

G'night gents........


The only thought I could have on why this might be in reloading gear is that they can also be used to safely unpower compromised c02 cartrdges that you would not want to install in an air rifle.

I'm totally sure thats why its there.


Final note : The fact that this is the first question that I could answer with some authority, that RC could not, in the H+R forum, based on a picture, does not escape me. This exposes the generational gap, and yet another reason that "youngins" need to be involved in the process........not everyone will have all the answers- forever. You are forgiven, RC- for not being able to correctly identify drug paraphrenalia.

Or, its not that at ALL- and just bears an uncanny resemblance to one in every respect imaginable.

PPS : The threading on the bottom is used for attachment to a pressure receptacle- like a 3l whip cream container with a one way pin valve......

gspn
January 16, 2013, 06:44 PM
HA!! You guys don't know? It's clearly a flux capacitor.

wgaynor
January 16, 2013, 08:17 PM
It's a whatchamacallit

kelbro
January 16, 2013, 08:21 PM
I'm pretty sure that it's left-handed.

rcmodel
January 16, 2013, 08:21 PM
You are forgiven, RC- for not being able to correctly identify drug paraphrenalia.Thank'ya! Thankya! :D

rc

vtail
January 16, 2013, 08:53 PM
That is obviously what is know as a "male enhancer".

You just insert your "equipment" in the bottom, and start turning the handle.

Try it and let us know how it works for you. No pics please. :)

RetiredUSNChief
January 16, 2013, 10:38 PM
Obviously it's an unpainted Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator.

It's cylindrical, threaded at one end, and has a threaded fuse plug in the other.

Duh!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuUJfYcn3V4

CLP
January 16, 2013, 11:04 PM
reminds me of Yankee Workshop when they show an obscure tool at the end of the show and everyone tries to guess what it is... or was that from This Old House?

ironworkerwill
January 17, 2013, 10:23 AM
Nice reference CLP!

edistoriverrat
January 18, 2013, 11:22 AM
Don't know how big it is, but I used to have a CO2 pellet gun that had a canister simmlar to that that held the co2 cartridge. Remove one grip, screw the cap off, insert the co2 cartridge, put cap back on, then tighten down the center piece to peirce the cartridge.
It looked almost like that. Just a guess.

SSN Vet
January 18, 2013, 05:03 PM
Obviously it's an unpainted Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator.

but does it make an earth shattering Kaboom?

SSN Vet
January 18, 2013, 05:06 PM
Thats a nitrous cracker.

So you can "whip it good"

I can neither confirm or deny any knowledge about whippets :rolleyes:

There was always a running debate about whether mis-use of a confectionery appliance propellant was really an illegal activity.

But on a sad note, I had a friend in HS who's older brother drowned while doing Whippets on a pontoon boat with his buddies. After huffing a whippet, they would jump into the cool water for a rush. This guy was a notorious prankster, and when he came up flailing, his buds all laughed, thinking he was clowning around.... then he went back down and never came up again. These guys had such a reputation for pranks, that when the sheriffs divers couldn't find a body, their was rumor that the whole event was a hoax. Until they pulled him out three days later. :(

And the dentist wonders why I won't take nitrous, or let him give it to my kids.

bfoosh006
January 18, 2013, 05:27 PM
Its the filler unit for your Cars Halagon Light Fluid......

gspn
January 18, 2013, 05:48 PM
Obviously it's an unpainted Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator.

It's cylindrical, threaded at one end, and has a threaded fuse plug in the other.

Duh!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuUJfYcn3V4
Dude...best...reference...ever.

Walkalong
January 18, 2013, 06:50 PM
I agree, looks like a pressure regulator.

offtarget
January 18, 2013, 08:10 PM
Did you dad shoot old style muzzleloaders. One method of unloading an unfired charge and ball, using a CO2 cannsiter with an adapter that screw in place of the nipple, and out comes lead ball and all. Just a thought. It is not a pressure regulator, would have to have a diaphram with a metal seat for the knob.

Have fun figuring your dad out on this one, and enjoy some memories of him while your at it.

beatledog7
January 18, 2013, 08:16 PM
Any economics professor can tell you it's a size 47 left-handed widget.

rfwobbly
January 18, 2013, 09:40 PM
I'd know that item anywhere.

It's an early version of the Turbo Encabulator. If you slept through high school science class, then you can Click Right Here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac7G7xOG2Ag) to learn more.

Grassman
January 18, 2013, 09:42 PM
Did you dad shoot old style muzzleloaders. One method of unloading an unfired charge and ball, using a CO2 cannsiter with an adapter that screw in place of the nipple, and out comes lead ball and all. Just a thought. It is not a pressure regulator, would have to have a diaphram with a metal seat for the knob.

Have fun figuring your dad out on this one, and enjoy some memories of him while your at it.
I don't think my dad was ever in to black powder guns that I ever remember.

Grassman
January 18, 2013, 09:44 PM
This is one of the greatest mysteries of my adult life, this and where did the sweet bird of youth go.

Vette
January 18, 2013, 09:47 PM
Wheel bearing packer???

Grassman
January 18, 2013, 09:52 PM
Wheel bearing packer???
I can't see that, I just use my hands and a wad of grease to pack bearings.

Chevelle SS
January 18, 2013, 09:54 PM
perpetual motion machine :)

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