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Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by billy, May 25, 2008.
what is this so i can look it up and find out how to use it?
Looks like a "FIIK" to me. How big is it?
about 3 in.
it is alignment tool #72
i found it elsewhere
billy: Sir; FIIK
Freak if I Know
Well done Neophyte!
(except the Brits don't use the work Freak)
wunhunglo: Sir; to Americanize; that might get my behind in a sling with "Chris" and the other 'Mods":09:
Should have reported as such; "muck on the luck while shaving the Duck"
'Wack' "quack" enjoying the slippery muck.:09:
Good thing you said it was only 3"long!I thought at first you had gone ICBM. sam.
i don't know what they are for either i have two of them i use one as a case flairing tool for cast bullets in my 7.7
That is a hookemupper dinginflinger. Ja sure!
i asked on another forum where there are a buncha rabid dillon fans.
mebbe they can help?
If you clean up the ring groove near the bottom, is there a number(s) or a letter etched into the groove?
The bottom of it (as it sits on the table) looks like a standard dillon powder funnel, but I don't have any powder funnels that look like that on the top. Usually the tops (again, as it is shown in the picture) has a counterbore to accept the neck of a cartridge.
no markings and it is solid metal not a tube
Did you send your pic to Dillon and ask them?
it aint on the dillon site.
it's got me puzzled, because the groove on the bottom of it looks just like the groove on a powder funnel, but with it being solid, it's obviously not that. Does the part slide up into your dillon powder die? My 550 started out as an AT500 with a manual powder die, (no automatic powder drop). The groove on the powder funnel was used to lock the funnel into place using a set screw on the side of the manual powder die. Maybe it's someones attempt at building some sort of belling tool. The reason I'm so puzzled is that I've had a Dillon for many years,........bought all kinds of accessories and crap for it, but have never seen anything like that. I'll be interested to hear what you find out.
I haven't any clue but I'll throw this out there. Could it be a/the powder plug of sorts? The space at the bottom looks like maybe a spring or something else, maybe a slotted piece slides over it there or might go there and the top of it where it's tapered looks like it might go into something to plug it? Again. I admit, I have no clue but thought I'd throw that out there?
Might it be for the/a shell plate? Look at the part laying next to the shell plate I found on eBay? Not exact but close. Maybe they've redesigned since that one?
DILLON 9MM & 38 SUPER 550 CONVERSION FOR RELOADING - eBay (item 170221926085 end time May-29-08 12:10:13 PDT)
One other thing I guess I'd point out, it might not even go to the press? Maybe it was just something in one of the boxes sent to you? lol One of those parts you run all over trying to figure out only to find out it has nothing to do with anything? lmao Ya' never know...
I found another eBay auction and again, it doesn't look exact but it does have that slotted section. It just might be the same but only an older design maybe?
Dillon Precision 550 B 45 ACP Caliber Conversion - eBay (item 130224039196 end time May-29-08 18:00:00 PDT)
another dillon guy said he's got 2 of em and he doesnt know either!
the plot thickens........
online i found it referred to as a primer alignment tool
I wish someone would figure this out since I found one in my box of Dillon extra "stuff". I could find no reference to it in the Dillon 550 book. And so it continues...................
this is what i got from that other site
when you take the shell plate base off the press for whatever reason you use that to align the base to the tool head m I used it on a 450 when I upgraded to a 550.........Dean
This is a platform alignment tool. If the platform is ever removed
From the top of the shaft, this tool is used during reassembly to
Ensure the platform is in alignment with the toolhead.