FS: 1885 Win, Sharps, Hepburn & Borchardt Cartridge Seating Tools

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FS: 1885 Win, Sharps, Hepburn & Borchardt Cartridge Seating Tools

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Finally got a run of the cartridge seating tools made up for 1885 Win, Hepburn, Sharps & Borchardt actions. If you need bent to the right or left, put in a vise and use the hole in the handle of a large crescent or pipe wrench as it does not have a sharp edge like a piece of pipe has. The pin is a press-fit, so you can move it side-to-side as you wish.
Will be sold in the order that I receive a PM or e-mail for same. Insure you include the rifle action you want.
$53 shipped to you via Priority Mail in the USA. If you want more than one, the 2nd (or more) is $45 (each).
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Re: FS: 1885 & Hepburn Cartridge Seating Tools

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Probably been 60 years since I have this but ... Cool Tool. Now I have to see if I can figure out what and how it is used for. :D
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Re: FS: 1885 & Hepburn Cartridge Seating Tools

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If you owned an 1885, Hepburn, Sharps, Borchardt or Ballard (which could be a Marlin Ballard) then you would know.

For those that do not know, these old single-shot designs generally shoot their best when the bullet is well engraved into the lands. One's thumb can only do so much of pushing the cartridge into the chamber and this tool is placed into the breech and the lever used to seat the cartridge such that the bullet is engaged well and the block closed. Also, when shooting BP there is a fair bit of fouling left in the barrel. This can also make the cartridge difficult to seat. This tool will overcome that problem. Don't leave home without it.
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Re: FS: 1885 & Hepburn Cartridge Seating Tools

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All seaters are in stock.
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Re: FS: 1885 & Hepburn Cartridge Seating Tools

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Update - 1885 Win, 1874/78 Sharps, Hepburn and Borchardt seaters are all in stock. Just in time for Xmas.
Have a great holiday season, all.
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Re: FS: 1885 Win, Sharps, Hepburn & Borchardt Cartridge Seating Tools

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The 2021 season is almost upon us. After 2020 we'll take anything. Giving this a bump for 2021.
Good luck to all and have a great season.
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