What Is This??

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What Is This??

Postby Iplayfarmer » 26 Jun 2018 08

I picked up this RCBS accessory from a gun shop liquidation auction. It was in with a bunch of other stuff. What is it? There are no markings or part numbers on it other than the cast words "RCBS" and "JR." I have an RCBS Jr. press. What is this part supposed to do?

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Re: What Is This??

Postby Ranch Dog » 26 Jun 2018 09

It might be a space that tilts the press away from you to give you a better view of the operation.
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Re: What Is This??

Postby Ranch Dog » 26 Jun 2018 09

Yep, confirmed it with some searching. It is an Angled Wedge and serves two purposes; the first that I described, and the angle prevents the handle from dropping on an idle press.

Actually a nice purchase, they are tough to find.
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Re: What Is This??

Postby Iplayfarmer » 26 Jun 2018 10

Thanks, Ranch Dog. With your help and the right search terms I found this old ad linked to on castboolits.
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The catalog calls it a "RCBS Wedge Block". I'll have to try it under my press and see if I like it better that way. If not I'll probably sell it on e-bay. It looks like these fetch quite a bit more than the original $1.80.
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Re: What Is This??

Postby GasGuzzler » 26 Jun 2018 17

Nice snag
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