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Got this from a woman who is executor of an estate for a 91 year old German Shooter (when he passed).
Lot of early cartridge target guns and black powder muzzle loaders.
I just can not figure this one out. What is it ?
Any help will be appreciated. I will be putting it up for sale.
Value ??
TIA - Skid
 

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Thanks, that gets me in the ball park. While I reload for cartridge & Shotshell, never done anything with casting or sizing. I agree, looks like something missing. I will probably list it on Ebay Sunday afternoon. Will entertain any "board" offers first. Thanks for your help, Skid
 

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Lyman / Ideal tool ? Any marks on it ???

Unless one collects old tools, this one will sell better if you can identify it
and do a little research to see if sizing dies are still around for its use.

There is a good chance if its Lyman / Ideal, that current Lyman or RCBS sizing
dies / punches will fit...perhaps someone here can validate that .

Good Luck
 

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TAke your photos to cast boolits
Post the photos on the casting equipment thread here http://castboolits.gunloads.com/forumdisplay.php?11-Casting-Equipment

This guy says it is an Ideal #1 http://www.handloadersbench.com/forum95/19847-1.html
Another thread on another site http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?223227-Ideal-1-lube-sizer&highlight=Ideal+sizer


That is definitely a bullet sizer and lubricator and it is definitely missing the lever and linkage required to operate the tool.

It most closely resembles the Saeco sizer which is still in production by Redding.
However due to the paint it is either a much older model or different brand.
I believe Herters peddled a similar tool also.
There are serious tool collectors at that site that can tell you exactly what it is and how much it is worth.
 

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That is most of an Ideal No.1 Bullet Lubricator and Sizer. Missing the operating handle and link, and the wrench for turning the pressure-nut screw.
I am not certain when manufacture of these began (around 1900), but they were still a catalog item in 1941.
The No.1 Bullet Lubricator and Sizer was replaced by the No.45 shortly after WWII (around 1947).

Jim
 
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