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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Latest acquisition Reply with quote

moose2 wrote:
I don't know much about this piece of equipment Gel, but you sure did a great job of photographing it. Very Happy

LOL, I have not even seen it with my eyes mate, those photos are from the seller.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Latest acquisition Reply with quote

Aloys, I chose to dispose of my handguns mate because the Govt made things far too difficult for my liking to maintain licence eligibility. Part of the deal when the Govt bought my handguns back was that I not apply for a handgun licence for 8 years. That time is up now, but in all honesty I have lost a bit of interest in handgun shooting, although that would change in a heartbeat if we were allowed a CCW.

Gelan, it looks like you have scored an awesome machine mate...I'll be really interested in seeing how it works and the quality of ammo it produces.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Latest acquisition Reply with quote

CCW? Here in Oz?
Heck we are not even allowed to carry a golf club in the train!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:01 am    Post subject: Re: Latest acquisition Reply with quote

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CCW? Here in Oz?
Heck we are not even allowed to carry a golf club in the train!

Now I understand why you carry snakes, spiders and all these nasty stuff. It reminds me to an old friend game-watcher who used a trained german shepherd in his job. He ones told me that he always carries a broken line in his pockets, so it was not his fault when his dog was a little too enthusiastic with poachers...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:24 am    Post subject: Re: Latest acquisition Reply with quote

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my machine is 2 generations older than that one,

Ok, gelandangan, how vintage is this piece of equipment? What year was it manufactured?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Latest acquisition Reply with quote

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Ok, gelandangan, how vintage is this piece of equipment? What year was it manufactured?
I haven't a clue Slim, but I reckon around 1970's for this model.
I believe RCBS Green machine was out about end of 1980's and this machine is 3 generation back from that.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Latest acquisition Reply with quote

I think you'll find your new toy rock solid, I still use my old Pacific DL 155 to load shotgun shells plus I still use a Pacific "C" press for handgun & rifle shells and both units are cast iron through out and were bought new in the early 70's.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Latest acquisition Reply with quote

gelandangan wrote:
I reckon around 1970's for this model.
I believe RCBS Green machine was out about end of 1980's and this machine is 3 generation back from that.

I thought a generation spanned 20 years - that would make this 1920?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Latest acquisition Reply with quote

LOL.
I read somewhere that MK III was made on early 1970 and MK V is made on early 1980, ergo MK IV is mid to late 1970.

I still have not received the press yet.. Sad
Either it is Christmas load for the post or the seller not yet posting it.
Coming from Melbourne usually it only take about 3 days, now it is already 4 days. Scratch Bang Head
The wait drives me crazy Insane

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:19 am    Post subject: Re: Latest acquisition Reply with quote

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The wait drives me crazy :

The weight of the parcel may have something to do with it.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:33 am    Post subject: Re: Latest acquisition Reply with quote

or some postman also was interested in vintage products... maybe it went to China to make copies...
sometimes it pays to hand-carry...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:45 am    Post subject: Re: Latest acquisition Reply with quote

Yeah Sad

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:12 am    Post subject: Re: Latest acquisition Reply with quote

wait-a-minute (WAM)! I thought the appropriate response from a gentleman from down-under would have been "Na, no worries, mate."

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Latest acquisition Reply with quote

Yea, but that gentleman aint waiting for his shooting related gears..

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Latest acquisition Reply with quote

Haha Haha Haha

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