Casemakers Pliers?

Casemakers Pliers?

New postby cannon pinion » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:15 pm

I found these in a bunch of tools at a antique store.
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Can't find any makers mark on them. I thought they looked like the pliers used to put a lip on hunter cases so they would close correctly. I have experimented a little with them on some scrap metal and they do make a sort of lip.
Can anyone speak to their correct purpose and use?
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Re: Casemakers Pliers?

New postby Neilywatch » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:01 pm

You found a nice tool -

These are used to hold the lift springs in the case while you are drilling the hole to pin the spring in.
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Re: Casemakers Pliers?

New postby burty0_0 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:01 pm

These are case spring holders..The groove in center was filled with lead when new but it provided no protection for Gold filled or gold cases….A piece of balsa or A piece from a wood paint stir stick wedges right in the tapered slot….

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Re: Casemakers Pliers?

New postby Glyn Meredith » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:01 pm

It's good to hear from you, Fred. Eight years on and you're still here.
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