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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 32_d3gr33s, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. 32_d3gr33s

    32_d3gr33s Member

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    I picked up a bunch of reloading equipment from a guy I work with a few months back. I really didnt need any of it so i was just going to try to flip it. Well, i changed my mind. It wasnt in bad shape, but it was all pretty old and worn out looking. The press is a RCBS JR2 from the late 60's i believe. (Most of the other equipment had dates around that time). Also a RCBS Uniflow measure and stand. I currently reload on a RCBS pro 2000 and I have a Lee Classic Breech. I decided to clean up the old RCBS equipment and match my current RCBS press. Nothing against my Lee, I just like the green better. .

    Original paint

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    Color I want
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    All Done

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    Color is pretty Close

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  2. Phlier

    Phlier Member

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    I think you nailed the color. Very well done. Did you end up having to mix it yourself?
     
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  3. 32_d3gr33s

    32_d3gr33s Member

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    Actually used the rustoleum hammered line of paints I used the deep green to build up a few coats then hit it with a fine mist of verde green to lighten it up just a tad.
     
  4. flashhole

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    Nicely done. It will be around when you and I are long gone.
     
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  5. WestKentucky

    WestKentucky Member

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    I had a JR2 and loved it. Shouldn’t have sold it. Keep that beauty alive and cherish it. It seems to blend mechanical advantage with short stroke fairly well.
     
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  6. Virginia Jim

    Virginia Jim Member

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    A JR2 is all I’ve ever used. Bought it in 1977. Untold thousands of rounds of ammo.
     
  7. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator Staff Member

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    Very nicely done, that's a lot of work. :)
     
  8. FROGO207

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    Yeah a lot of work but well worth it IMHO.:thumbup: Good looking rebuild there. That is a rugged press you are going to be spoiled by it.:D
     
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  9. entropy

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    I still load on the JR3 I learned on in 1976, as well as the MEC 600 Jr. I started loading 12 ga. on in 1972. The paint job looks great!
     
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  10. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

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    I like the older RCBS stuff. A few years ago I came across a Rockchucker in the box that is painted a pale light green, almost powder like. I wrote RCBS and was told the paint is original and from the early 60s, one of the originals...
     
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  11. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Member

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    My grandfathers RCBS press was that light green but was crinkle paint instead of hammer tone type of finish. It was harder to keep clean than the newer paint type.
     
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  12. nevadabob

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    I'm impressed! Thank you for posting.
     
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