What is this die for?

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  1. GatorHunter

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    I think the threads are 1 1/2”. It has no markings on it anywhere


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  2. Bazoo

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    I’m interested to know myself. Interesting. I’ll venture a guess. Brass shotshell resizer.
     
  3. GatorHunter

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    i forgot to mention that, a brass 12 gauge hull does fit in it
     
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  4. entropy

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    Universal decapping die. Don't know whose it is; it's not RCBS.
     
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  5. GatorHunter

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    i doesn’t seem to have a way to hold a decapping pin in place
     
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  6. PO2Hammer

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    12 gauge roll crimp?
     
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  7. GatorHunter

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    thats a possibility, I don’t have a press that will take a do that big to test it out though
     
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  8. WestKentucky

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    Only thing I know of close to that size would be the 50bmg dies made for Lee presses with the size adapter. Doesn’t look like that though. Do you by chance have a set of thread pitch gauges so we could nail it down a bit better?
     
  9. entropy

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    That hole in the top isn't threaded?

    Roll crimp die would have to be my guess, then.
     
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  10. Fooey

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    Looks like a crimp die for hulls that use cardboard cards to hold in shot.
     
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  11. Atavar

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    It’s a hole punch of some sort.
     
  12. kalielkslayer

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    Or slugs.
     
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  13. GatorHunter

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    I’ll dig them out and get a thread pitch for them. I have Lee 50 bmg dies, this isn’t as long but it is wider
     
  14. GatorHunter

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    No, the hole is not threaded
     
  15. GatorHunter

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    its 1 1/2”x12
     
  16. jaguarxk120

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    The die is a Hollywood 12 Gauge final crimp die. The dies are used in the
    Hollywood Universal 12 station turret press, or any press that will take
    1 1/2 x 12 thp dies.
     
  17. GatorHunter

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    just looked it up. Found a few 20 gauge dies but that’s definitely it. Thank you. I got it from a friend who got it in a box of reloading stuff he got at a yard sale. Guess it will be display piece sitting on my reloading bench
     
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  18. Atavar

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    I still think it’s something like a grommet punch/crimp tool.
     
  19. GatorHunter

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    If I ever get a press that will hold it I’ll run a brass case into it and see what happens
     
  20. Bazoo

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    I thought everyone had a rockchucker, except me. I am making do with a lee challenger.
     
  21. Hooda Thunkit

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    I've got a Lee Challenger press too. Had it for decades. It's the old style, that sits off at an angle.
    I don't use it as a primary single stage anymore, I have a Lee Classic Cast for that. But, I do still use it.

    The Lee Challenger press will do everything that needs to be done for probably 95% of the reloaders out there.
     
  22. Bazoo

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    Yep, that’s the one I have. I love that angle. It’s got a nice feel about it.
     
  23. Reinz

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    This is the press they were originally designed for in 1955, the Hollywood Turret Tool. The aluminum alloy press is just a bit taller than the earlier all steel Hollywood Universal presses so that shotgun hulls would easily fit.
     
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  24. GatorHunter

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    I have a Lee classic cast so the die doesn’t fit. I have been looking for a reason to buy a new press. Maybe I’ll get an rcbs ammomaster
     
  25. Hooda Thunkit

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    Double check your press. My Lee Classic Cast single stage has a threaded reducer installed from the factory. It reduces the threaded hole down to the standard 7/8x14. What size the larger hole is I don't know; it's whatever the 50 BMG dies use.
     
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