Rare old original Trapdoor Springfield 45-70 cylindrical RESIZING DIE, made at Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, undated 1882-1885. This was part of a frontier era US Field Reloading Set, for reloading in the field, to make best re-use of ammunition allotments. Measures about 2 inches long by about 1 + 1/8 inch wide. Solid cylinder shape with a slightly tapered hole smoothly bored through + polished. Was used to re-size the empty 45-70 cartridge case after firing. Marked - FRANKFORD ARSENAL RESIZING DIE + I.M. inspectors initials. One end marked - TOP. Guaranteed - OVER 100 YEARS OLD. These were purchased by the famous W. Stokes Kirk of Philadelphia, 1876-1974 in the 1920s. Very good condition. Of high quality Sheffield England rolled steel bar stock, milled + finished at Frankford Arsenal. Outside of cylinder purposely left unpolished for better finger grip. I bought several of these + other items from the old Reloading Kits, in the early 1970s. Have had them for 40 years,. I am listing these few items now on Auctionarms. A rare opportunity for US military or 45-70 Trapdoor collectors. Also- well suited for use today on any 45-70 fired cartridge cases. I personally used this in the 1970s for reloading my Trapdoor ammo with a wood mallet, + a rod to knock out the resized case, ready to reprime + reload. Never owned a reloading press. 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 4,000+ stoneman61 ebay Feedbacks speak for me. Search-engine - FIELD RELOADING SET for more info. Well worth more today. Anyone else have one? Ever see one for sale? LAST ONE still available, your bid is for ONE. Extremely desirable item for the US military or Trapdoor collector, + now RARE. No discount or offers considered. Start this LOW at 99.95. Add 6.95 S+H+INS. Include AUCTION TITLE with payment. NO RESERVE. USA ONLY. Satisfaction Guaranteed. I SHIP FAST> .
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