Help me identify this???

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  1. dolphins84te

    dolphins84te
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    I got this in a box with a bunch of reloading stuff that I got from an estate sale. Is it a barrel wrench? Any specifics?

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  2. Mark W.

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    My first thought is its a gunsmith made barrel/receiver wrench.. Could very well be an older factory made tool but I get the feeling its a tool made by the man who was going to be using it.
     
  3. rdb241

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    The cut on the tool looks like it might be for a FN receiver...........................
     
  4. IronMonster

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    That is the finest and nicest one of those I have ever seen!!

    (Course its the only one and I have no idea what it is)
     
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  5. Stomper

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    It's a Polish dreidle.... :D
     
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  6. boogerhook

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    it's a foregrip with muzzle flash wall protection (no clue)
     
  7. albin25

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    Now THAT'S a rare and important piece of history you got there.....it's a prototype Bubba Clamp !!

    According to Wankerpedia;
    "Hillary had it made to try and prevent Bill from causing any new "Bimbo Eruptions" during her first Presidential run, but like everything thing else she has ever been involved in...it was ineffective and cost too much. It seems that no matter how tight it was made, all the test subjects had to do was take a short peek at a picture of a female Democrat politician and the device would become loose and fall to the floor.
    The "inside the beltway" Rumor Mill maintains, that it was the massive cost overruns for the failed prototype's development that caused Hillary to claim," We were dead broke when we left the Whitehouse."

    Either that, or it's a gunsmith's homemade clamp.
    (but it'll bring more money on Ebay if you say Hillary owned it)
     
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  8. Velzey

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    Not a barrel wrench!

    It's an action wrench! Gunsmith made...
    How thick is it?
     
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  9. IronMonster

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    makes perfect sense looking at it.
     
  10. mjbskwim

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    Beat me to it.
     
  11. Certaindeaf

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    Bottle Jack up the slip side. That's what it is. I didn't even need my glasses.
     
  12. mrblond

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    a thingamajig?
     
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  13. NWGlockgal

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    No, it's a doohickey.
     
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  14. BoonDocks36

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    Until you called it a Doohickey, I was fairly sure it was a Whatchamacallit, but I am now fairly sure you are correct, it does fit the DooHickey category... :)

    philip :D
     
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  15. rdb241

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    No. it's a dealybob
     
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  16. Fin and Feather Guns

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    I'm not 100% positive, but I'd wager a fair day's pay that it's an action wrench for a Mauser.. I've included a picture of mine.

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    Looks like we have a winner.
     
  18. v0lcom13sn0w

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    looks like a damndeal to me...
     
  19. JayDub

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    Yeah, it's an action wrench! Here's a pic of a "Wilcox Action Wrench" from the current Brownells website:
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    It's used with a barrel vise to remove/install a bolt action rifle receiver from a barrel using the wrench and some leverage (Cheater) or impactage (4-pound or better hammer). I'm pretty sure I remember a wrench very similiar (if not identical) to yours being offered by Brownells back in the day.
     
  20. dolphins84te

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    Yes, it looks just like another model of the action wrench for Mauser that Fin and Feather Guns posted above. Anyhow, someone else must have known too, because it sold for $80 on eBay. Yay!
     

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