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Old March 4, 2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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What is this?

Hi,

A friend of mine ran across this at a garage sale, and I'm not familiar with the purpose. He took a photo and sent it, which I've attached below. Any ideas what it might be/who makes it?

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Old March 4, 2011, 09:54 AM   #2
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Some additional pics might be helpful. Perhaps one with the handle raised, or a close up of the core part? Are there any markings on it?

My initial thought was that it might be some kind of sizer or swager, but I don't really think that is what it is.
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Old March 4, 2011, 10:11 AM   #3
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I think it's a MEC shotshell loader.
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Old March 4, 2011, 10:14 AM   #4
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I'll go along with Pongo. At least part of a MEC.
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Old March 4, 2011, 10:15 AM   #5
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It looks more like someone modified a MEC shotshell press to do something else.
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Old March 4, 2011, 10:56 AM   #6
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It looks more like someone modified a MEC shotshell press to do something else.
I agree. How about a home brew bottle capper.
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Old March 4, 2011, 12:08 PM   #7
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Well, whatever it is, I'm sure I need one immediately. But I might try to find one that is painted blue because I'm sure it will do a much better job. Whatever that job is.
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Old March 4, 2011, 12:16 PM   #8
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It's a MEC roll-crimper for roll-crimping shells with over-shot wads instead of star-crimping. Don't see many any more, maybe the person you got it from shoots black powder shotshells.
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