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Lee die marked 38/357/11 or l1?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jal5, Jan 17, 2009.

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  1. jal5

    jal5 Member

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    New guy here from cold & snowy E. Ohio.
    I just bought this used die, sizer/deprime carbide type with that marking. what would the 11 or l1 at the end signify? I don't have the set, it was with a bunch of other stuff. I wrote Lee an email today but thought maybe someone would know here. Thanks.

    Joe
     
  2. MMCSRET

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    That is a date of manufacture code.
     
  3. The Bushmaster

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    Hummm...That's interesting. I have two .38/.357 Resizing/decapping dies and they are marked L7 and E5. The L7 was purchased in 1988 and the E5 was purchased in 2006
     
  4. Walkalong

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    My Lee .38/.357 sizer is marked with a B8, purchased around 20 to 22 years ago.
     
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    A is January, B is Feb and so on, the digit is the year.. They may have some letters that were skipped over, such as E can resemble F if not properly struck so they may only use the E and then skip to G. This type of dating system is common, with many minor variations.
     
  6. jal5

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    Thanks Guys, good to know.

    Joe
     
  7. MAXM

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    Jal5,
    please keep us informed about the Lee reply.
    Thanks :)!
     
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