I'm helping a friend dispose of some of her deceased father's stuff. He was a reloader, and I have a box 'o stuff I'm trying to identify. Two photos, six items:
First photo, 3 items:
At left in the first photo below are two cylinders. One is marked "L. E. Wilson" and ".222 Remington". The second has no markings at all. What are they, and what might the second one be? In the center are two pins with flat spots in the middle. The one on the left is marked ".30-06" and the one on the right is marked "7 57", and it has a taper on one end and it's a little shorter. What are they? The items on the right are shell holders of a type I've never seen. What kind of press do they fit, and what are the holes in the shafts for?
Second photo, 3 more items:
At left below are two small steel things that machined with a rim on them similar to the rim on a cartridge, and on top a small bump. They seem to be identical. What are they? Then, in the middle is some kind of die. It is from Herters. The thing beside it threads into the top of the die, and it's hollowed out on the end. I've never seen one of these and I don't know what it does. Finally, on the right in the picture below are two similar threaded items -- one concave on top and one convex. Perhaps they are some kind of bullet seater and neck expander. Is that what they are, and do they go with some kind of die? If so, what kind?
Thanks. Hope I/we can help them.
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PHOTO 1 Go-No Go guages or case length, case length rods, shell holders
PHOTO 2 Berdain primer removers, Straight line bullet seater, screw these into the bottom of a powder thrower to change the size of the load that can be dumped into various cases, the right one will flair the mouth of a pistol case.