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Need help on info for press

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Tallen, Dec 10, 2010.

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  1. Tallen

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    Can anyone give me background or value of this Hollywood press
     

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  2. flashhole

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    It's a Hollywood Senior single stage press. Nice press but they work better with a handle. They typically sell on evilBay between $150-$200. Without the handle you would be lucky to get $75. The Senior Turret goes for much more money.
     
  3. Tallen

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    I have the handle and a bunch of dies & adaptors that allow it to take RCBS dies.
     
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    Is this one made of steel or aluminum? If you don't already handload you have an excellent press to start a new hobby with.

    Are the dies made by Hollywood also?
     
  5. Tallen

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    Thanks,

    Some of the dies are marked CH ( I assume for this press ). The press has a aluminum base. I already reload and most of all my tools are RCBS. I am trying to down size a pile of stuff that an old wildcater passed away and left me.

    Tim
     
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    You won't have any trouble selling the press. Post it on any forum classified section for a reasonable price and it will sell quickly. It should take any standard 7/8-14 die regardless of manufacturer. It's a plus that you have the adapter that allows it to take RCBS type shell holders.
     
  7. rfwobbly

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    The C-H dies are made by C-H who are still in business. They make nice stuff, they just don't get the "press" that RCBS and Hornady do.
     
  8. Tallen

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    Thanks for all of the info..

    I listed the set on our local Craigslist and now we will wait..
     
  9. Funshooter45

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    Over the past couple months, I was watching eBay hoping for a bargain on a Classic Turret. No luck there, but while doing all that searching and researching, I got to find out quite a bit about presses in general. I was quite surprised at the prices that some of the old presses would bring. Some presses made by companies that are long out of business were still going for $200.

    But eBay prices are a mystery in themselves. I routinely saw used presses sell for more money than what I could buy a brand new one of the exact same model at Midway or some other store. And some of the shipping costs they quote there are outrageous. Once in a very great while I would see an apparent bargain slip through, but not often and never what I was looking for.

    It was pretty interesting finding out about the old presses from the 60's and 70's though.
     
  10. Tallen

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    It really is amazing..

    It is too bad that the old timer that passed away and left this press before I could pick his brain. I know he was a true shooter and loyal to the one of a kinders.
     
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