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Ever find a $20 in an old jacket????

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Memnok, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Memnok


    Sep 7, 2009
    I am getting back into reloading after about 15 years. For Christmas this year, I asked the wife for a new Lee 50th kit. As you can see, she came through:


    When I got out of High School I purchased an RCBS Rock Chucker kit, and used it to reload .40 for my 2nd gen Glock. My brother used it once or twice to reload .243 too. When I found out that the police academy would not let me shoot reloads, I boxed up my stuff and stuck it away in the closet. I've been shooting on the department's dime ever since.

    About 6 or 7 years ago my wife and I had a yard sale and I dug out all my old reloading gear. It did not sell, so I asked my brother if he wanted it. To the best of my recollection, I had given it to him.

    But when I was cleaning out the shed today I came across an old, tattered box. To my surprise, look what I found inside:



    It has a little surface rust in a couple places from 6 or 7 years of being in a dark, damp shed, but it will clean up nice. I was more excited to see the 505 scale and powder measure. The RCBS Case Trimmer was a really nice addition too.

    • Does anyone know if I can convert this old press to the new quick change bushings?
  2. Bob2223

    Bob2223 Jack's buddy!

    Mar 26, 2009
    Spencer Indiana
    Great find!
    I think you can convert it if it has the 1 1/4 threads.

    Wow I thought Jack was the only one that bought presses and forgot he had them :supergrin:


  3. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

    Apr 14, 2009
    Conifer, CO

    I also have an original, uncirculated rookie Ty Cobb baseball card... I keep it safely tucked away between my Quiche and Tofu recipes.


    Check the Hornady website under bushings in the metallic reloading section. All you need is the conversion bushing and regular bushings for the dies you'll be using.

    Beware of taking advise from bob2223... the Rubber Room squad is still trying to track him down. :whistling:

  4. harleyfx69


    Jan 25, 2007
    in a desert
    havent found 20 bucks in a jacket before, but have found ammo that got lost along the way, a couple magazines with good hollow points in them, along with several things of that nature ..
  5. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

    Mar 1, 2008
    Washington (the state)
    No I have never found $20 in an old jacket. My wife does my laundry. I am lucky to find $20 in my wallet after she takes it out of my pants to wash the pants.:crying:
  6. Brucev


    Jul 19, 2009
    Congratulations! You found something better than $20 in a jacket pocket! You found a "blast from the past" and what is more, you found equipment that will allow you to shoot your firearms at less cost as well as giving you years of pleasure in tailoring ammunition to meet your own needs.

    I haven't found $20 in a jacket pocket. But, after my identical-twin brother passed away, his wife decided to pitch much of his reloading equipment/supplies. She had never had any use for his hobby and I suppose this was her way of expressing her opinion. So... out of the trash I removed and carted away a RCBS Sr. press, 505 scale, powder measure w/ bracket... many hundreds of bullets in .30. .38. .44 caliber... several pounds of assorted powder... 2,000 rounds of Korean M-2 ball, 648 rds. of Danish M-2 ball, 180 rds. of Barnual .30-06 ammo... assorted .30-06 factory hunting loads... etc. I offered to sell these items for my sister-in-law so that she could have the money. She said she'd rather that I just left it in the trash. I did not comply with that request. In fact, after I finished removing all the above items, I also found she had thrown away his Danner Ft. Lewis boots (in excellent condition) and my brother's USGI issue pocket knife, dated 1983, which he had when he was in the Army. Incidentally with the various calibers of ammo and reloading bullets, etc., that were surplus to my needs I was able to do some swapping and come up with a extremely nice CMP USGI Service Grade M-1 that was a RRAD rebuild. It currently sits in my gun cabinet... it is a beautiful example of RRAD production and is superlatively accurate. So... I never found $20 in a jacket pocket, but I have found some stuff for which I think might be worth a little more than $20. Sincerely. Brucev.
  7. srd


    Apr 4, 2009
    The only time i find money like that is when i do laundry and see what the laundry fairy left me. Seeing how i am divorced it was mine to begin with.
  8. Ouch! that rockchucker is rusted out... If you want to save disposal costs I will pay the shipping to me... just kidding! great find!
    I think the rock chucker is the last word in presses!
    P.s do not forget to clean and lube each time and it will produce match grade ammo forever.
  9. I have found money in my jacket pockets and a 20 dollar bill is pretty cool to find in my pocket.:supergrin:
  10. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

    Sep 27, 2009
    Austin, TX
    I found some old Playboys in a box I didn't know I had.:whistling:
  11. Hey, those are mine

    With that much RCBS green runin thru your veins it would be hard to forget a press, but on the other hand...uh what was I sayin?

    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
  12. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

    Jun 12, 2002
    North Carolina
    I put on my old leather jacket that I haven't worn in years the other day. I looked inside the inner pocket and found a rubber. The Expiration date puts in between wife #1 and wife #2.:whistling:
  13. Mr_C

    Mr_C NRA, GOA member

    Feb 1, 2009
    What a good find.

    A few years back I purchased a truck and it had a few hundred rounds of 9mm behind the seat (previous owner was ex-military, obvious hunter/shooter). At the time I didn't have anything that could shoot that... but that problem has since been resolved. "But honey, I have to buy a G19, I already have ammo for it and we can't let it all go stale."
  14. gleasonb


    Apr 10, 2009
    found $500 above my visor right before I dropped my old GMC Envoy off as a trade in!! I sold a gun n stuck the $ up there and forgot about it.
    oops, at least I found it
  15. Great find! I'm still on my first RCBS single stage.
  16. sig2009


    May 3, 2005
    Never found $20 in a jacket but I did find a $3,000.00 mistake in my paycheck once.
    Fortunately I do not make out my time sheet. My boss did and they never found the overpayment!

    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

    Oct 24, 2009
    Best find I think

    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

    Oct 24, 2009
  19. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

    Apr 14, 2009
    Conifer, CO

    I still have the original one I bought in high school... I'm hoping to have occasion to use it one of these days. :crying:

  20. Hydraulicman


    May 21, 2007
    awesome . I really like my rockchucker kit. Very dependable