I picked up this press a while back at flea market. Left it in the basement for a while and decided to pull it back out and check it out. It is missing shell holder retainers at two of the stations and I wouls like to find out where I might pickup replacements. I would appreciate a hand figuring it out. Thanks
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March 31, 2013, 07:33 PM
Possibly a CH variant, but I've never seen one like it.
March 31, 2013, 07:39 PM
Easy, that's a Lee Reloader single stage press!
I'm curious though, what's that big black press to its right? ;)
March 31, 2013, 07:49 PM
What you have I believe a well made custom made press that looks a a cross between an older 2 position dunbar or a Bair or Texan 3 position H style press. It looks like it would take adaptors for shell holders or original hollywood or dunbar shell holders. It appears to have no priming posts or place in the rear for it. Is that correct.
parts are going to be custom made . But look like everything is there ready to go
March 31, 2013, 09:21 PM
The shell holder adapters are available for either RCBS or CH4D. They're the same as used on the Hollywood Senior presses.
Your press looks like a stout copy of a Dunbar, CH or Potter press. It looks to be well done, if the steel used is good quality.
Hope this helps.
March 31, 2013, 11:00 PM
This is very much a one-of-a-kind press, unless it has markings that say otherwise.
April 1, 2013, 12:28 AM
I have a Texan Loadmaster D or All that looks very similar. It may come from same time period. Lever lifts bottom plate into solid top. My press will do 16 and maybe any gauge, but I have a die for only 16 gauge. Mine has no writing or numbers on it whatsoever. It is well made and works.
I would not be able to use it if not for father has a lathe and fabricated a primer holding device that fits in the bottom of the table. Texan has been gone as going concern since early 1970's.
You might search for Texan Loadmaster and see what sort of pictures come up. Some of the ones I looked at did not quite match my machine as they were for metallic cartridges.
April 1, 2013, 12:37 AM
April 1, 2013, 02:45 AM
Yes, (to the other posts) and parts appear to be available from CH 4D.