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Old 10-16-2009, 5:05 PM
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I just picked up a hollywood universal turret press like th one shown in the pic .Has a patent date of 1935 and is very heavy and well constructed . uses standard 7/8x14 dies and and has 12 openings for dies and 4 for shell holders . Parts are still availible from a place called hollywood engineering .

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Old 10-16-2009, 5:13 PM
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Were'd you find it? Do you want to sell?
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Hollywood presses are awesome. Some 50 shooters are lucky enough to have Hollywood presses set up for 50BMG dies. The wait time on one is normally a year or more!

Oh wait, they really suck. I'll take it off your hands and even give you $50 for it just so, you don't have to look at that old POS.
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I found this beast on a auction site , I paid $150 shipped to the door . Dont confuse this with the current production hollywood press they are not the same. While the current manufacture of the hollywood press I belive owns the rights this model has not been made from what i know since the 50s , the company holly wood engineering makes replacement parts for them all . its going back into service for another bazillion rounds soon
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I prefer the older ones.
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I have that same press stamped 1935. Mine has a slightly different handle. The end of the steel shaft has a larger wood handle over it. They work great. I used to use the priming cups on the press to prime, but then upgraded to an RCBS strip priming system. Now I use my dillon 550 and hardly use the hollywood, but I still keep the hollywood because they are well made and a cool piece of history.

My press is bolted to a piece of 2' x 3' x 1/2" steel plate, which is bolted to the bench. when the press was bolted only to a partical board top, I ripped it right out one day while sizing 243 or 30-06 brass. After the steel plate, I could use as much force as needed.
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Looks like a capstan on a ww1 era battleship.
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Hollywood Engineering does not seem to have the best name in the biz as far as getting your parts to you and customer service.

Best to do a google search to see what I mean.

I also found one of those presses at one time but sold it to another person as he already had one. I decided not to go forward with mine due to the all the internet noise about them.

But good luck, yours looks fairly complete.
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Hollywood Engineering does not seem to have the best name in the biz as far as getting your parts to you and customer service.

Best to do a google search to see what I mean.

I also found one of those presses at one time but sold it to another person as he already had one. I decided not to go forward with mine due to the all the internet noise about them.

But good luck, yours looks fairly complete.
I suppose you do know there's a difference between the original makers of the Hollywood Press, and Hollywood Engineering?
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