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Old March 16, 2010, 05:14 PM   #5
David Wile
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Join Date: June 14, 2001
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Posts: 584
Hey folks,

I have added the latest information provided on LNL presses, and the list now has a total of 34 presses reported by 32 owners who have provided their particular information.

--------Hornady LNL AP Serial Numbers & Dates Purchased---------
--------------------------------- Original Type -------------------
---Serial #-----When Bought------Case Kicker-----Member Reporting

----1,525-----June?----1997------Wire eject-------Dave Wile
----4,279-----Aug------2001------Wire eject-------Sommerled
----8,866-----May------2005-----------------------Canuck IL
---11,027-----Jan------2008------Wire eject-------Wilburt
---11,778-----Aug------2007------Wire eject-------SPW1
---11,885--------------2007?-----Wire eject-------Walkalong (Anthony)
---12,056-----Oct-----2008-------Wire eject------Sommerled
---13,xxx--------------2008?----------------------KY Jelly
---13,050-----Feb-----2008-------Wire eject-------Randy
---13,100-----Feb-----2008------ Wire eject-------Thorn
---13,491-----June----2008-------Wire eject-------101 Voo Doo (Jim)
---13,978-----July-----2008-------Wire eject-------Dynamite Rabbit (Lee)
---14,281-----Aug-----2008-------Wire eject-------RNG (Richard)
---16,153-----Dec-----2008-------EZ-Ject---------Ole Farmer Buck (Van)
---14,689-----Aug-----2008-------Wire eject-------Smith627
---17,410-----Feb-----2009------------------------Jeff Brown
---18,608-----April-----2009-----------------------Wild Willy (Bill)
---18,930-----May-----2009-----------------------Broken Wheel
---20,777-----Oct-----2009------------------------Floydster (Floyd)
---22,295-----Nov-----2009------------------------Dodge DeBoulet
---23,300-----Dec-----2009------------------------The Hat
---23,766-----Dec-----2009-------EZ-Ject---------Fella5 (Scott)
---24,427-----Jan-----2010-------------------------Ole Farmer Buck (Van)
---25,100-----Mar-----2010----- -------------------Caliber

Additional comments made by LNL owners are noted below:

---Canuck, IL - Reports that change in primer system came at serial number 7,000.
---Walkalong - Has a Pro-Jector with serial # 18,396. He also says the $29 he spent for his EZ-Ject upgrade was worth the expense.
---Randy - States that Hornady started offering the EZ-Ject system in Jan 2009. Serial number unknown. Converted his to EZ-Ject in June 09.
---Dodge DeBoulet - Indicated his press came with 3 powder drop tubes, two primer slides & seating punches; also indicated his powder screw tubes are not micrometer style which seems to be an add on purchase.
---Ole Farmer Buck - Hornady told him they started the EZ-Ject system with serial number 15,000, so his press at 16,153 is one of the first presses with EZ-Ject. He also reports he just got his 2nd LNL press Jan 2010.
---RNG (Richard) Upgraded to EZ-Ject in October 2009 and considers it money well spent.
---Gryffydd - Powder measure comes with baffle now. Purchased from Graff's.
---1911pewpew - Purchased from Midway.
---Fella5 (Scott) - Purchased from Midway.
---Mongoose - Hornady started offering the EZject in Jan '09--I bought my LnL in December '08 and it has the EZ-ject.
---Thorn originally had wire eject, but has upgraded to EZ-Ject subplate.
---Smith627 has upgraded to EZ-Ject - problems with 9mm. Has problems seating primers low enough
---Sommerled reports his oldest (2001) LNL press has the old primer system with the brass tubes where you remove the whole steel containment sleeve. I prefer this older style. It also has the primer plunger with thumb nut that is a poor design, hard to tighten and comes loose alot. Also the return spring for the powder measure pulls down at an angle with this older press and it sometimes binds up if not dry lubed. The wire ejects work most of the time when I occaisionaly rub a little die sizing wax on the contact area with a Qtip.

I will keep adding data to the list as long as folks continue reporting information via thread data, PM, or E-Mail. Of the 32 owners reporting, only three or four of them report purchases prior to 2008. Obviously, Hornady has sold a whole lot of these presses in the past two years even though they have been making them since 1997.

You will notice I have added the three LNL presses Sommerled just reported he has purchased over the years, and one of them goes back to a 2001 purchase date. It is good to have a new press reported between the 1997 press and those that start in 2008.

For a challenge of sorts, allow me to point out that I still have the oldest press (serial #1,525) reported so far, so how about some of those even older folks check their serial numbers and purchase dates and report them?

Also remember that I keep this LNL press info on a M-Soft Excel spreadsheet. I can send a copy of the Excel file to anyone who wants it via E-Mail.

Best wishes,
Dave Wile

Last edited by David Wile; March 17, 2010 at 11:54 AM. Reason: Adding info on three newly reported presses.
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