Now lift the handle to the top of its stroke and with your left hand place the shell into the crimp start station #4 Photo #18. With your right hand again depress the handle to its full bottom position starting the crimp. Note this crimp starter should be shimmed up or down by adding or removing a washer at position #4 Photo #18 so that the crimp looks like Photo #19. The adjustment as it came from the factory should be correct for most shells. Most skeet and trap loads except for 28 gauge and.410 are 8 point crimp. Many field loads may be 6 point. It is important that shells are crimped with the same crimp as original. Paper shells are best crimped with a smooth cone.
Photo No. 17
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