Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by troy fairweather, May 22, 2021.
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Ya that's what I figured, think I seen some old press sets with them. I may convert it to prime the brass shot shells I use.
It's linkage is similar to Lee hand primers, all there stuff I've seen to has lee somewhere on it.
Only thing I see it the C on the shellholder
Yup that looks like it, wounder if there's any shellholders floating around somewhere. If does work nice.
Richard Lee is who started Lee Precision. I wonder what these primer tools are worth.
theres a few on ebay right now...some other random parts also lol
thanks I see the tool with 4 holder for $14 bid. I am very surprised how easy this thing seats primers. Make my newer Lee look like a pos and it needs two thumbs to prime.
I primed a brand new 284 case with a cci went so easy like the pocket was blown out but it's nice and tight lol.
Got to put the primer in the hole, so not a high volume primer. Would be nice for a portable reloading set.
I seen a Lee 303Brit wack a mole set for $15 today, if I didn't have two sets I would have got that. My buddy got lee 6.5 carcano dies for $15.
Lee does not make the original shell holders and has not for some time. The second type had a different shell holder. They aren't made any more either as Lee has 'upgraded' to the Auto-Prime with a rather unsubstantial soft plastic tray that does not work as well as the second version.
I do have some of the various types in the mess somewhere.
Off what you asked, but the Hornady incarnation seems to work best.
Yes the old Lee round tray were very nice, I had two but they were the things I lost in the 2011 flood. I do need a new prime tool, this Lee worked but was always hard to push. I'd like to try the Lee bench prime to.
I had one of those Lee priming devices before the thumb lever broke off. It was unmarked and had no identifying information.
I bought one. The inner workings which move the next primer to the insertion point are cast plastic and jammed up to the point where I had to destroy it to get it out. Turns out Lee makes - and SELLS - replacement components. Soured me on the device. I must say in fairness, when they work, they do pretty well. Takes the same 'flat' shell holder as the handheld type.
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