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Ponsness/Warren press - what's it worth?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jbauch357, Apr 13, 2009.

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  1. jbauch357

    jbauch357 Member

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    I've got an older Ponsness/Warren reloading press that has been sitting idle in my Dad's garage for 10 years now. It's a good press and served us fine when reloading 30-06 and .300 win mag - but doesn't fit the bill for what I need now.

    I'm going to sell it to fund a 550b - but have no idea what they're worth used? It's the base press with RCBS primer feed tube and large rifle priming hardware. Other than that it's a bare press - what is this thing worth?

    I can post up a couple pics tonight if that would help.
     
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    Do you have a model number? Pictures would be nice.
     
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    I'll get pics tonight (probably should have waited to post this until I had pics ready).

    I couldn't find a model number anywhere on the stupid thing - just a serial number.
     
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    Try going to their website and see if it looks like any of the presses they still sell. I have a 20 - 30 year old Metal - Matic and they still sell it on their website.
     
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    OK - it looks like the Metallic II.

    With a new retail of $450 think I should be able to get $350 out of it since I'm including the RCBS primer feed tube?

    Again, pictures to come as soon as I get home.
     
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    Yay - finally a picture!

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    That does indeed look like the Metallic II. I don't have one so I can't be certain, but it looks like the picture. I don't think they made a big variety of presses, so that is probably what it is.
     
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    Wow, cool lookin' press. Never seen one of them before.
     
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    yeah, if I were still (trying to) precision load for 30-06 or .300 win mag this thing would be perfect.

    right now I'm more concerned with volume loading for .223 and 9mm so this has to go in order to fund other ventures.
     
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    You could put the auto drive system on that and never have to pull the arm. :)
    Doesn't really help the volume but could help if you are weak or lazy. :neener:
     
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    Ponsness Warren makes awesome equipment!!
     
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