what is this?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by billy, May 29, 2008.

  1. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    this one came with my 45acp dies.
    i have 1 or 2 with a number of different die sets.
    obviously these are needed for something because the original owner took the time to drill a hole in my die set holders just for these items.
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  2. It looks to be some kind of extention. It oviously screws on to something and was meant to be tighten pretty tight because of the flats to use a wrench.
    The oppisitt end looks a little tapered on the inside and of course it has a hole at the bottom.
    Could it be something you use to as a deprimer or to shape cast lead bullets after they have been crimped to the case ?
    Or seat bullets a little deeper.
     
  3. runfiverun

    runfiverun G&G Evangelist

    looks like a seating stem for a flat point bullet
     
  4. AKHunter

    AKHunter G&G Newbie

    Thats my thought as well. Try taking your bullet seating die apart and then try comparing the piece you remove to that piece. That should tell you something.
     
  5. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    here is the seating stem for that die in the center
    with the mystery parts on either side.
    as you can see they are way too short.
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  6. Sooner Shooter

    Sooner Shooter G&G Newbie Forum Contributor

    Could they be for the 45 Winchester Magnum or the 454 Casull?
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2008
  7. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    they came with a 9mm die
    the 45acp die has one too
    so does 44mag
    as well as
    357mag
    38spl.
     
  8. Tip one of your seating dies and see if what's in it looks like those? I'd have to agree with those that say it's a seating stem. When I was looking over my dies last night, it looks like what I saw when I turned over the seating dies. Maybe they're for rifle cartridge, thus the reason it's shorter? Just throwing things out there trying to help.
     
  9. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    as you can see.
    i took a die apart .
    and thats how it works!
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2008
  10. rdale501

    rdale501 G&G Newbie

    Thats the missing parts to the space shuttle NASA has been looking for them for years........