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Number: 86/39
Name: Ammunition and explosive-charge making > Ammunition loading > Crimping
Description: Instruments for closing paper shells upon the outer wad or for swaging a metal shell upon the bullet. The wad may be held by turning in the mouth of the shell, by creasing it in longitudinal folds, or by indenting or perforating the shell just above the wad.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
86/41 Crimper heads 4
86/40 Implements, including resizing, reconditioning 11

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8438962 Hand operated rifle cartridge loading press affording a repeatable degree of crimping May. 14, 2013
7854188 Calibrated taper crimp die Dec. 21, 2010
5900574 Reloading apparatus which automatically sets a bullet into the mouth of a casing May. 4, 1999
5459914 Method of sealing the front of a cylindrical sleeve body of a practice cartridge Oct. 24, 1995
5079986 Die for crimping bullets in ammunition cases Jan. 14, 1992
4887509 Shotshell die set Dec. 19, 1989
4869148 Loading die for ammunition Sep. 26, 1989
4836078 Multifunctional ammunition case reloading die Jun. 6, 1989
4779535 Slug assembly for shotgun shotshell Oct. 25, 1988
4754684 Shotgun shell shortener and method Jul. 5, 1988
4510842 Manually operable resizing cartridge press and method for operating same Apr. 16, 1985
4393744 Press for reloading rifle and pistol cartridges Jul. 19, 1983
4162645 Method of making a cartridge Jul. 31, 1979
4065997 Shot shell reloading Jan. 3, 1978
4048899 Shotgun shell crimper Sep. 20, 1977
4020737 Cartridge loading machine May. 3, 1977

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