Rare old original Cylindrical DECAPPING ANVIL, made at Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, late 1800s-1906. This was part of a US Field Reloading Kit, for reloading in the field, to make best re-use of ammunition allotments. Measures about 1 + 1/2 inches long by about an inch wide. Top end large enough to admit the base of 30-40 Krag, 30-03 + 30-06 Springfield + .45 Colt cartridges. Not quite wide enough for 45-70, but does 30-40 Krag + 30-30 well. Other end reduced to permit fired primer to be pushed out. Top clearly marked ANVIL with inspector initials. Not marked Frankford Arsenal. Sometimes called a SAFETY SOCKET. Guaranteed - OVER 100 YEARS OLD. These were purchased by the famous W. Stokes Kirk of Philadelphia, 1876-1974 in the 1920s. Good to very good condition. Of high quality Sheffield England rolled steel bar stock, milled + finished at Frankford Arsenal. Outside of cylinder purposely left rough for better finger grip. I bought several of these + other items from the old Reloading Kits, in the early 1970s. Have had them for nearly 40 years. I am listing these few items now on Auctionarms. A rare opportunity for late 1800s - turn of the century military collectors, Krag + i903 Springfield collectors. Also- well suited for use today as a decapping tool base for use with a slender nail or pin punch. Use this to decap while away from home + your reloading press. Should fit all rifle cartridge cases from 30-06, or 7.62 mm width + down. Also most pistol cartridges. Satisfaction guaranteed, yes I take returns. No sale with me ever final, til I know you are pleased. Check, MO to- MICHAEL BARNES . NO PAYPAL. No pics, but let my 5,000+ stoneman61 ebay Feedbacks speak for me. Search-engine FIELD RELOADING SET for more info. Well worth more today. Several still available, your bid is for ONE. Anyone else have one? Ever see one for sale? Start this LOW at 29.95. Add 4.95 S+H. Include AUCTION TITLE with payment. NO RESERVE. USA ONLY. Satisfaction Guaranteed. I SHIP FAST> .
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