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Mfg. of this press?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by TFL, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. TFL

    TFL New Member

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    IT has no name or numbers on it. The body is cast Iron, Ram is about1 1/4", Primers fall through the ram and out a hole in the back of ram.
    Photos at http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v223/lukes/reload perss/
    Thank you for your Help

    Edit Body is black crinkle finish and has a hollow body.
     
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  2. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Senior Member

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    No idea, sorry, but it looks like a good press... Have you used it yet?
     
  3. TFL

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    Just got it set up on my bench, and Decaped and sized a few .223. So far so good.
     
  4. ArchAngelCD

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    It looks similar to the old RCBS presses but it's the wrong color. (not that it couldn't have been painted) The linkage and handle look like RCBS as do the slots for the primer arm but the shape of the press looks wrong for RCBS.
     
  5. rfwobbly

    rfwobbly Senior Member

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    That's a fairly modern press made within the last several years. Older presses didn't use that type linkage. Primers dropping through the ram sounds like Redding, which is an excellent brand. Go to the Redding web page and see if you can match it.
     
  6. TFL

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    Can't find anything like it on the web
     
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    Hello, TFL...My first thought was...how did that guy get into my basement! That sure looks like a C-H press..though the top bushing on mine is flush with casting.
    That was my very first press..bought it from old gun shop going out of business..was being used for door stop! covered in dirt & gunk! I think I gave them $15.00 for it...I didn't even reload yet..but I knew someday...
    Several years ago, completly stripped..re-blued handle, cleaned up bright metal work, new bushings..and new black crinkle-finish paint job..the old girl looks new! I use it nearly every day.
     
  10. hentown

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    Looks like an old Rock Chucker to me!
     
  11. TFL

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    GP100man I think you are right looks like a early C-H press.
    Thanks gentelmen
    TFL
     
  12. dickttx

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    Yep, CHampion. Mine is more than 40 years old. Bought it new from Badger Shooters Supply. Very strong, very smooth working press. And, yes it was 30 years ahead of its time with the spent primer drop through the ram.
    And they do still sell them new as per the previous link.
     

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    It is definitely a CH Champion. The rounded surfaces and handle give it away. This is a bear of a press that you can swage with.
     
  14. dickttx

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    You are right Kevin, I believe you could size cases down to make a 22-50BMG if you wanted to. I bought mine to size 30-06 to 25-06 AI.
     
  15. TFL

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    Want to thank all of you for your help.
    The gun shop I work at aquired the press at an auction with 4 others 2 herters, 2 lymans for a low price.
    and I ended up with one on my bench at home.
    TFL
     
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