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Need some help identifying an old press

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by mattdomes, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. mattdomes

    mattdomes Newberg Active Member

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    Cant find any info on this press, I got it on loan from a friend and need some parts to make it work flawlessly :)

    He thought it was an old RCBS Jr press. As far as I can tell all RCBS press' were stamped with their name. My "search-fu" is not working on this one so any help would be appreciated :thumbup:

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  2. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Looks like an old Liberty press.
     
  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    RV pegged it check out this photo

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    also from the same mold it could be a The Precision Reloader PR-6, your Liberty, Titan and EWI

    Info from this thread on Cast boolets Looking for Info Regarding a Liberty Press
     
  4. ridnjon

    ridnjon vancouver wa Active Member

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    Pr-6 or pr-3? Liberty press. If it was a o frame pr-7. If I remember right
     
  5. mattdomes

    mattdomes Newberg Active Member

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    Thanks everyone!

    I saw that one but all the Liberty Press' that I have seen have "LIBERTY" cast into the side.

    Most importantly, where can I get spare parts? The RCBS JR2/3 looks identical, can I use these parts?
     
  6. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    This press design was popular for a long time, CH4D, RCBS, Lyman, and others all produced presses that were more or less clones of it. Most of the parts should be close to fitting.
     
  7. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Is anything broken? If not I doubt you will ever need any spares of anything. Take it apart, clean and light lube with synthetic motor oil and it should last a lifetime. I am on 30 + years with a Rock Chucker and only now has the ram begun to have a little side to side movement but still very serviceable. Actually I only use it now for resizing rifle brass as my Forster Co-Ax now handles most of my reloading. I highly recommend the Co-Ax to anyone who is a dedicated single stage user and is looking to upgrade. The universal shell holder is really slick and the press is designed to allow quick change with any stock dies. I wish I had discovered the Co-Ax long ago.
     
  8. mattdomes

    mattdomes Newberg Active Member

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    Yes, I am missing the lower pivot pin on the swing arm. I put a makeshift roll pin in there just to see if it work but I would like to get the proper pin. I am also missing the primer catcher. I am going to try and call RCBS on Monday and see if I can buy some parts from them :)