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Posted by FrontierWest on Sunday, 18 July 2010, at 8:36 p.m., in response to Re: Does any one have the origional gun loading tool?...., posted by Dick Hosmer on Sunday, 18 July 2010, at 2:04 p.m.

The use of parentheses may be odd when looked at how you put it.. but when one has casings drilled and re-used by Indians and soldiers, and re-primed. It is not an odd combination at all.. but the question was simple... Does anyone have one of the Springfield re-loading tools?

I am well aware of the Custer debate of casings stuck in the chamber ect, but in reality have dug well over 50,000 45/70 casings and have very few examples of issues by comparison. Perhaps this is due to the firing ranges and forts I've dug them in vs. out on the prairie or during during battle, or even Indian camps, as a friend of mine has many with issues from Indian camps.. but way into something different than what I am asking.

Our discussion is about a case separating during re-loading, and if so..why... as still they look like to me that they were intentionally cut with some kind of tool as they are very uniform in the cut and or separation. So, I would like to know if someone has one of the tools for re-loading (ca 1883 and on). If so I would like to replicate the theory discussed with my friend to see if I can get a casing that has not been separated... to separate in the same manner as the recovered relics. If that is not the case, was a tool made to destroy the casings? I am leaning towards something like a pipe cutter? Still at the discussion level and thanks for your imput.

John


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