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Posted - 10/24/2007 :  5:22:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When I was a kid, my grandfather taught me to reload using his Hollywood Sr. reloading press. We turned out some awesome loads for our Winchester Model 70s and shot a lot of groundhogs in western Pennsylvania. I have fond memories of those times with grandpa. When he died, I inherited all is reloading gear including the press, but soon joined the military and the stuff has been in boxes for almost 30 years. Now that I'm retired from the military and settling down, I want to start loading my own ammo again.

Here are my questions. I believe the Hollywood press I have is in pretty good shape, except for some of the krinkle-finish paint coming off. The press is compatable with most die sets and accessories. Would I be better off with a more modern setup or should I stick with the Hollywood? Are there any problems or drawbacks associated with the Hollywood Senior press? I've also heard there's a collector's market for the old Hollywood presses. Would I be better off passing this press to a collector and using more modern gear? Finally, can I send the press anywhere to have it reconditioned? I've heard there's a Hollywood Engineering in California that is the ancestor of the old Hollywood Gun Shop, but I cannot get them to answer the phone numbers I've found on the Internet (818-504-4168).

Would like to hear responses to my questions or anyone's general thoughts on the Hollywood Sr press. Thanks.

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Posted - 10/24/2007 :  6:01:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bad choice of words.....Hollywood Engineering is supposed to be the successor, not the ancestor to the old Hollywood Gun Shop.
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perry shooter
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Posted - 10/24/2007 :  6:50:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello 66 Fairlane. You can buy KRINKLE finish paint. and refurb yourself. Yes there is some collector interest on some types of reloading equipment and if you want production a Dillon is hard to beat because of their customer support But I ask you why not keep this old Hollywood . I would love to have a mementoe of great times with my Grandfather. plus when you have your shooting buddies over you can show them one of the biggest "built like a tank" reloading presses ever made who knows you might want to load 50cal BMG ammo.
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dcs shooters
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Posted - 10/24/2007 :  6:53:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There a couple for sale on CommiEbay. The prices are not that high. If I were you I would hang on to it for the memories it gives you.

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Posted - 10/25/2007 :  08:20:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i to have a older hollywood press and 6 or 7 newer presses including 2 progrusives (hornedy pro-77 and a dillon 450-B) your hollywood is as good as any made today, the only thing i did was to buy a adapter to use RBCS type shell holders. eastbank.
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