Mine: I assembled my first loads in the late 70's. It was .38 Special, loaded with the Lee loader kit.
With this kit (not sure if it's still out there or not), you drive the case in a die with a rigid mallet or in my case, a hammer handle, then drive it back out.
You primed by tapping the case down on the primer in the combo priming unit/bullet seater (and yes, a few went off that way)
Lee's recommended charge for a 158 grain bullet using Unique was one scoop. IIRC this was supposed to be about 3 grains according to their chart. I took my first loads out consisting of this charge and a 158 grain JHP and shot them through a 6" model 10 S&W at an upright piece of 2 x 8 plank from about 10 feet away.
After observing the impact of the first 2 rounds, I fired the third round and did not see an impact (yes, they felt rather light).
I looked at the muzzle and there was the bullet, stuck half way out of the muzzle. Oh joy. Ended up getting a pair of pliers on it sufficient to yank it the rest of the way out of the muzzle.
Without question I went to TWO scoops of Unique for subsequent loads. No more problems after that (guestimated charge weight - 6 grains Unique with Lee's scooper).
What a primitive way to reload...