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Anybody know where to get shell holders for an old Herters Press? have made a few adapters but they are so thin walled I cant get a decent set screw in to hold the RBS shell holders I am using. Would be great to find a source. I think this old C frame could full length size a 50 Cal BMG case if I asked it to. Great press.
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Phil, I'd have to look but there's an old Herter's press in the garage complete with shellholders.  I have a couple duplicates from the days when my dad had two Herter's presses set up at all times.  Let me know what you're looking for and I'll dig through the garage to see what's there.  I'll be reasonable on price and shipping if we get a match between need and supply.
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Ed, need any of the following. .44, .357, .45, 30-30,
shell holders for all. Also priming arm for large pistol primers.
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Hi, Phil:
  Handloader's Digest #17 lists Vega Tool as a source for shellholders or shellholder adapters for Herters, Lyman, Wells and Hollywood presses for &#3616.20. The address is:

Vega Tool c/o T.R. Ross
4865 Tanglewood Ct.
Boulder, CO
80301 / 303-530-0174

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Phil,

CH/4D has a Herter's shellholder adapter that will install in your press and then enable you to use standard shellholders.

&#3614.25 + shipping.

<a href="www.ch4d.com" target='_blank'>www.ch4d.com</a>


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Contender,
Neither of the presses I have is the double press.  One of my dad's friends and one of the finest handloaders I had the privelege to know as a kid had one of the double Herter's presses.  This fine man's been gone over thirty years now and I have no idea what happened to his loading equipment.  It was a fascinating piece of equipment.  As a youngster, I had the privelege of visiting with this man many afternoons after school.  He'd explain whatever he was doing.  Sadly, only a few of the lessons stuck since I was just too young to begin to understand what he was doing.  The man had the patience of a saint to put up with me and an endless string of questions.  The only price of admission was a regular session with a broom and dust pan to tidy up his shop.  Fond memories.  Ed
 

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Ed,

Thanks for the come back. Sounds like you had a great experience with this gentleman handloader in your youth.

We should all have been so fortunate.

I have fond memories of the hunting fields when my older brother took me small game hunting before I could legally do so myself. I'll never forget those great experiences and I will carry them for the rest of my life.


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Contender, ordered the shell holder adapter from 4c-hd yesterday, thanks. Thanks to everyone who responded.
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Got the adapter, great outfit to deal with, left my phone number on e-mail and got a call the next day. I rec'd.the product in 3 days, works well. Thanks again to all who helped.
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SST,   sent you an E-mail. Sorry, my Herters press is not for sale, check out E-bay, they show up pretty regular. They go for around &#3630 plus shipping, pretty reasonable. It's a great single stage press, very strong, I think it was called the Model A3. I have mine backed up under the bench with a 6" Dia steel pipe that I made a flange with bolt holes welded to the top it extends all the way to the concrete floor, absolutlely no spring back in that baby. Good luck finding one, it's a great press.
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ssgt, my dad's Herter's press will stick around out of sentimantality.  But, there's another one I picked up years ago, nearly identical to the Herter's, that could be available.  It is a Krupp American Model 6A.  They must have made the Herter's presses since the shellholders are the same.  I have been looking off and on for months now for the shellholders.  I know they are somewhere safely tucked away where nobody, including me, can find them.  These presses are HEAVY!  Shipping might be costly.  If you're interested, get back to me in a couple weeks.  There's a lot on my plate right now at work and at home.  Ed
 

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I recently came into a Herters model 3 press and have no idea how it works, it looks pretty straight forward but there is a arm in the front Im not sure about.

Does anyone have a manual they wouldnt mind sharing a copy of?

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I'm not familiar with that press, but the arm out in front is likely a priming arm. If there's a slot in the front of the ram it will swing into when the ram is up, that's it. Put a new primer in the cup at the top of the arm, swing it into the ram and bring the ram and cartridge case down until the primer is seated. If there's no cup for a primer there, either the cup is missing or the arm is for something else. A press should come with 2 cups for small and larger primers.

Check out this guide on reloading.
http://www.beartoothbullets.com/tech_notes/archive_tech_notes.htm/49

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I use an adaptor for the Herters press made by RCBS that uses most shell holders ie: Lee, RCBS for the calibers I don't have Herters holders for.
 
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