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I saw this last year, it is big & heavy.
Who made it is a Mystery no name &
a design so heavy for it's intended purpose.

Have you seen anything like this? I have no idea about
it's age. Just thought I would share it with you all. :)

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Something to do with .50 cal?
 
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I really do not know where to go to find any info about this press.
I do not believe it's worth anything but it is part of reloading history.
This press is so heavy it would have no trouble sizing any cartridge case.

Something about 7 Die holes it clicks into place over the Ram.
I once believed the Rock Chucker was the Gold standard for HD presses.
 

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Not long ago I was searching "ebay" for turret presses. As I recall there was one or two either the same or similar for sale. One had the handle and the other was missing the handle for rotating the turret.

Nice find!
 
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Beautiful piece of American history right there if you ever decide to move it along to someone else who will appreciate it for years keep me in mind.
 

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Not long ago I was searching "ebay" for turret presses. As I recall there was one or two either the same or similar for sale. One had the handle and the other was missing the handle for rotating the turret.
Do have any idea of what it was called?

Beautiful piece of American history right there if you ever decide to move it along to someone else who will appreciate it for years keep me in mind.
Once I find some info, I will ask my friend if he wants to part with it.
 

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Do have any idea of what it was called?



Once I find some info, I will ask my friend if he wants to part with it.
I attempted another Ebay search but no luck.

I looked real hard at them the first time but the sellers weren't any help determining if all the parts were there. IE. priming anvil or if current shell holders would work! :)
 

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A friend has a similar turret press . It's handy . It's a Texan turret press .
RE: Post #9 and #12:
I think I recall a reference to a Texan Press. After a little search just now there are pictures that look very similar to the one in the OP. It may have two different size holes for dies to accommodate the different thread sizes available in the 50's and 60's! I think Herter's dies and shell holders may have been different. (Than RCBS!):)
 

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RE: Post #9 and #12:
I think I recall a reference to a Texan Press. After a little search just now there are pictures that look very similar to the one in the OP. It may have two different size holes for dies to accommodate the different thread sizes available in the 50's and 60's! I think Herter's dies and shell holders may have been different. (Than RCBS!):)
I have an old Herter's press , it will accommodate RCBS dies , and I bought an adaptor to use RCBS shell holder .
 

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I did a search & it took me to E-Bay but it was not shown. It is indeed the one below.

I have not seen any other pics yet, but Texan turret press is well on the way there.
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Progressive Boat anchor indeed. :smile2:
Yep, that looks like a press we would make here in Texas.
 

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Yep, that looks like a press we would make here in Texas.
I gave my friend the name we found so far it's indeed a pic of a beautiful Red press just
like the one I posted.

So far it's still a mystery as to the name of the press, while it may be a Texan press, I
have seen only a pic, but no title like ( RCBS Rockchucker ).

Anyone have a URL for the history or Company website of the Texan press?.
 
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