Dating pacific reloading press

12 Feb

Recently a club dedicated to their study emerged, the Antique Reloading Tool Collectors Association (ARTCA). If you have Marlin loaders in your collection, or have first hand knowledge about them, please submit theinformation so the database will be complete as possible.

Although still in the early stages of development, they have an excellent web site and some truly dedicated researchers.

I won't go through the whole litany again, but here are some of the things I have noticed over the 40 years I have been using mine (and I now own and use several.) 1st (and foremost) it is a press.

This means it is compact and only takes up a little bench (and storage) space.

Posting pictures would be a big help, but since you mention they operate on the upstroke they're fairly old.

making the Pacific somewhat obsolete by the late forties - early fifties.

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