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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know what brand this seater tool is? There is no text anywhere on it except there is a H on the shell plate. The screw in shell plate fits a 35 remington size base. Are shell plates still available for it? This was given to me by someone that has passed and he didn't reload, no idea where he got it from.


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 12:34 AM
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That looks like a Lee hand primer. Vernon Speer mentions it in Speer 9. That is a handy piece of kit.

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Definitely a Lee. I have more than one.Actually they are obsolete so I doubt you can get parts for them. The lever is a pot metal casting and breaks easily which is why I have more than one.

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...screw in shell holder and no differentiation in the spring loaded lug for large or small primers. My shell holder has an "F" on it. I have no other shell holders to fit it and it is as acquired in a bulk purchase of differing hand primer machines and shell holders (see URL below for pics). I have another, Lyman maybe, that is the exact same size with a rubber coated steel handle, an Allen wrench set screw, and I do not have any other shell holders for it (the one is labeled "T"). It uses a very "deep seated" shell holder that is unlike any other "modern" shell holder of which I am familiar. Here's what I got in 2017...

These two primers (and many of the shell holders) sit in my tool box as "Queens" having never touched a primer of mine.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 04:27 AM
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great little tool but I loved the auto prime that came out evenutally where I didn't have to handle primers. I can't recall if I still have one of these and shell holders. I think I sent it off to someone else.

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I have one , don't use it very often
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I have one for .38 and .357, it's a cool little tool but I plan to add those calibers to my Dillon so it'll be obsolete for me pretty soon...

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I have one I have never used
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I have a pair of Lee hand priming tools I have used since 1976 with no problems, one is like the pictured one and the other is the second model.

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