Jump to content
SASS Wire Forum
Sign in to follow this  
Warden Callaway

Primitive reloading tool.

Recommended Posts

Sawmill Mary and I did the Museum of the Appalachian near Knoxville Tennessee on Friday.  They have an impressive display of pioneering gunsmithing shop tools.  Ț

 

One of the many small items on display was a homemade wooden tool to decap and reprime a case.  

 

1861030037_Woodenloadingtool2Oct2019.jpg.4d9e22147e603a4ba17bf8e8e9c248ab.jpg

 

Just a block with two pegs.  The peg on the right has a steel pin to push out the primer. 

 

568783143_Woodenloadingtool1Oct2019(1).jpg.c802546722e55fb333ba2ac2adb2b9df.jpg

 

A view from another angle showing the nail head or screw that when swing the lever over pushes the primer in. 

 

This tool won't put Dillon out of business but I can see one scaled up to deprime and reprime 12 gauge brass hulls.  Could be made of metal if you were a better metal worker than wood worker.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting. might try reloading some BP shells with something like that. I have a cousin that lives across the road from MotA.

 

Imis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

love these old tools , not sure what the heirs will do with them but i pick these up when i find them , thats one ive not yet seen available , probably on the "one of a kind" order , 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, watab kid said:

love these old tools , not sure what the heirs will do with them but i pick these up when i find them , thats one ive not yet seen available , probably on the "one of a kind" order , 

 

I'm bad about "collecting" them too.  

 

5ae3a799a7334_LoadingblockApril2018.jpg.533065675c4cc7c86b931e991bdcd108.jpg

 

Here is a 12 gauge loading block. 

 

5ae3b9781e961_LoadingblockAprilx2018.jpg.78620fddfe476660dd8f48a065689e63.jpg

 

Fill it up with primed hulls and stuff 50 at one setting.

 

5ae4160eb12ea_Loadingblock3April2018(1).jpg.276a0a26ffb91cb59646055ddad8fd7c.jpg

 

I've not tried it out yet.  Been meaning to make a video. I'm sure the block was part of an assembly line process were powder, wads, shot were dropped in 50 at a time as it was passed down the line. 

 

While in Dixie Gun Works on Saturday morning,  I looked at an interesting loading block.  It was a board say 16" long by 5" wide by a full 1" thick with maybe 100 holes maybe 44 caliber.  One edge was undercut like for shiplapped. The back side was stenciled in ink lots of suff - company name etc.  It was also some part of an assembly line process.   I should have bought it. 

 

296152346_Antiquereloadingtools2July2019.jpg.e358362eb24f86461e0f37be79e0b32e.jpg

 

Here is a reloading kit I picked up at one of our toy stores.

 

1208789103_Antiquereloadingtools1July2019.jpg.7c30851057e090a688d61efec13b8c62.jpg

 

It's missing the cleaning rod and capping tool. But has an old DuPont powder can. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Sheldon Jackson museum in Sitka, Alaska has a collection of reloading tools made by Inuit from walrus ivory.  The bullet molds were made using slate inserts hand carved to cast the desired bullet shape.  Very interesting and ingenious.  

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.