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Varnishing Unit Operator

Varnish or lacquer heads and mouths of cartridge cases.

What does a Varnishing Unit Operator do?

Varnishes or lacquers heads and mouths of cartridge cases to make waterproof seal between heads and primers and between cartridge mouths and bullets: Positions varnishing plate over plate of cartridge cases and inverts to transfer cases to varnishing plate. Positions plate of cases in fixture of manually powdered varnishing device. Moves levers to dip upper and lower blocks of pins into reservoirs of varnish and then onto primers and into mouths of cases. Wipes excess varnish from cases with cloth and examines them for completeness of coverage. Sets plate of cases on air blower screen to dry.