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Bair Powder Measure

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bigtony, Apr 6, 2010.

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  1. bigtony

    bigtony Member

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    This is my new Craigslist find. A Bair Company No. 316 Powder Measure. It is in great condition, no paint chips, no rust, and it has the original lid. It also has a micrometer. That is kinda my problem. It works good but I always like to tear stuff down and give it a good cleaning. Can't get that micrometer out.:cuss: It sits tight against both sides of the frame and will not move enough to get out. I'm not to worried because it is already clean just my crazy mind telling me to clean.

    After doing some research it seems to be the same as the old Pacific micrometer. Anyone take one of these apart.
     

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    FYI, Pacific bought out Bair and Hornady in turn bought out Pacific. At one time I did own a Bair press and powder measure(25 years ago), but don't remember ever taking it apart. Maybe a call to Hornady could help you out.
     
  3. Walkalong

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    Look on the handle side that we can't see in the pic. On the side we can see is the lock for the insert. On the other side (the handle side) should be a set screw holding the insert in, if they are like other similar measures. Remove both things and it should come out.
     
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    FWIW If it's not broke you haven't fixed it enough yet.:D
    I have an old Pacific measure and it looks identical other than the red color and the cap on top. Never needed to take the micrometer apart in 20+ years on mine yet.
     
  5. bigtony

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    Walkalong, Thanks that was it. I appreciate the help. It was a little dirty on the inside from years of use but cleaned up nicely.

    Frog, I know I probably didn't need to take it apart but it was old and not mine. So I like to make sure its clean and nothing wrong with it. Plus I like to know how it gets taken apart and put back together.
     
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