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Help me identify this???

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by dolphins84te, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. dolphins84te

    dolphins84te Redmond, OR Member

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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.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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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

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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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

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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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

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    makes perfect sense looking at it.
     
  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Beat me to it.
     
  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    a thingamajig?
     
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  13. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    No, it's a doohickey.
     
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  14. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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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

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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

    Fin and Feather Guns Ridgefield Member

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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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  17. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    Looks like we have a winner.
     
  18. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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

    JayDub I got your 6 Member

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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

    dolphins84te Redmond, OR Member

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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!