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KKpt

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Re: Taper crimp die post end type
« on: October 22, 2020, 09:30:46 pm »
Does anyone know who made these post end taper crimp dies?
The one I have has a stamp marking "patent pending".

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Re: Taper crimp die post end type
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2020, 10:10:07 pm »
According to the attached letter from the American Rifleman,  John Giles invented it, and it was manufactured by Heatbath Corp.   Star made their own version.
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Re: Taper crimp die post end type
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 08:03:27 am »
Wealth of information on this site !
Yes, my taper crimp post end die in the photo is for 45 cal.  I'm using SWC lead bullets for target loads, and they are accurate.

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Re: Re: Taper crimp die post end type
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2020, 12:18:28 pm »
Where does this die fit in the die head. I know it has to be beyond the bullet seating die, but where?

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Re: Taper crimp die post end type
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2020, 01:28:42 pm »
In older tool heads, there is a 3/8" hole in the tool head at the taper crimp station.....which is the station where you remove the finished round.   On newer tool heads, the 3/8" hole is replaced with an 11/16"-24 threaded hole for a threaded taper crimp die.
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