Mystery parts on the reloading bench... (Solved!)

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Charlie98, May 11, 2021.

  1. mstreddy

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    Now, somewhat seriously, the longer threaded rod, maybe it's a decapping/expanding assembly of some type?
     
  2. GeoDudeFlorida

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    I think the threaded rod may be part of a lamp. It looks like a cord goes up the center and it screws into a base.
     
  3. The Glockodile

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    I think you're right.

    I do remember having these as well.
     
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  4. Charlie98

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    After the first lap of IoM?
     
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  5. Charlie98

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    Winner, winner... chicken dinner!

    It's an alternate stop for my old Hornady powder measure! Holy Toledo....
     
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    So is it any use to you, or is it all just going back in the box? :D
     
  7. Charlie98

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    Well... probably back into the box. I retired the old Hornady powder measure for a newer one that I got in the single-stage LNL kit I bought some years ago. I did replace the set screws on both of the volumetric inserts, however. I'm going to guess the roll pins are spares for the ProJector... there is a roll pin that indexes the shell plate, and likely one somewhere else, too.
     
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  8. jmorris

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    Nylon set screw might be off of a lock nut for a die, allow you to tighten to the threads without damaging them.

    Helps me to keep stuff in their original containers, as far as identification goes. Might see what the threads are on the stem, might help.

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  9. Wildbillz

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    The threaded rod looks like a depriming rod from a sizing die. There would be a pin in it and a cap that would cover the threaded part. Is there a slot cut at the other end for a screw driver tip? The set screws look like the ones that go in to the ram on a Dillon 55B but the nub would be copper if they were.

    Just my quick guess
    WB
     
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    The large piece of metal resembles the handle for the RCBS cast bullet sizer/lube.

    Dan
     
  11. Charlie98

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    It's a second meter rod for either the small charge insert, which was what I thought originally... but now I wonder if it's not a replacement for the large charge insert (on the right.) By swapping the mushroom shaped insert for the simple rod, you would open up the measure to more volume.

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  12. berettaprofessor

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    That was my guess.
     
  13. mdi

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    As far as the set screws; I have maybe 30 or 40 nylon tipped set screws of various sizes in my stash. I use them on any part that is locked in place and I don't want a cupped tip damaging it. Many of my dies for my Co-Ax have the lock rings fixed with nylon tipped set screws. The same with the roll pins, they can be uses on anything where a pin is needed. Both pins and set screws are an off the shelf item with hundreds of applications (kinda like a pic of a family sedan and asking where will it take you?)...
     
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  14. Blue68f100

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    Some presses use roll pins for their linkage and/or stops.

    The AR setscrews are a lot longer than those shown.
     
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    I deliver groceries every Wednesday to Snider High School.
    Small world
     
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  16. Charlie98

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    My uncle retired from driving for SuperValu a few years ago.
     
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