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    Posted 7 years ago

    Rustfarm
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    I've had this tool quite awhile and no one has been able to give me an exact purpose for this tool . I have Google searched this tool and only found a couple of images and no description . There is rotatable cutting blade to be moved after one point is dulled. Looking down the tube there are two pivoting discs with non parallel axis. Could it be a paper cartridge trimmer, but what are the pivoting discs for ? Tool is marked Bridgeport G I Co. Coin is for size reference.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      I reload pistol & rifle but not shotgun & this has me stumped. At 1st I thought it was a shot measure but it isn't. Why do you think it is for reloading shotgun shells? I just can't see the purpose for that. I have shotgun reloading equip. given to me but don't see anything like this.
    2. Rustfarm Rustfarm, 7 years ago
      Maybe the blade is for trimming paper shells? Everyone that has seen this thinks it has something to do with reloading , they could all be wrong, but it's all I've got.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Rusty, I considered that but how do you turn the shell case?
    4. Rustfarm Rustfarm, 7 years ago
      I'm thinking your other hand!
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Let's see Rusty. One is supposed to seat the rim of the shotgun shell in this gadget & turn the rim? How? Certainly not with fingers. I think we are looking in the wrong direction & actually don't see reloading anywhere in the mix.
      Another nite without sleep trying to figure out a "What's This".
    6. jacko66, 7 years ago
      don't know much about guns and ammo etc but found pic with similar looking item in it might help with working out what it is
      http://www.soldusa.com/rainworx/detail.asp?id=32575
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Jacko, one piece sure looks like it but the question is still there. What's This?
    8. Rustfarm Rustfarm, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the link , I saw the same items before , but the item in question was not described . Also in the photo it looks like another tube is possibly joined this tool. My tool does not show any signs of anything ever being attached to it. Thanks again , we will solve this eventually !
    9. jacko66, 7 years ago
      before i seen the pic in link i sent i was thinking of cigar tip cutter but dose not look like it
    10. jacko66, 7 years ago
      think this is a shell case trimmer with wooden handle missing off it kinda figured that it had to cut something tubular pipe shape with blade made like a modern pipe cutter tool
      http://www.antiquegunsandtools.co.uk/images/products/trimmer1sml.jpg

      http://www.antiquegunsandtools.co.uk/tools.html
    11. jacko66, 7 years ago
      was meant to say maybe pivoting disc were part of anchoring for handle
    12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      I knew it all along & just wondering if y'all could figure it out without my help! If you believe that, I have the Lucas Bridge for sale.(cheap). LOL! Actually I was leaning toward that but saw no way that the length of the cases could be measured & done consistently. Good show that jacko. We might keep you around. LOL
    13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Eye4, even the thought of a baby circumcision instrument came to mind, but the thought made my hands shake so bad, I couldn't type! LOL
    14. jacko66, 7 years ago
      circumcision instrument ouch the thoughts of it lol, glad to help

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