January 17th, 2014

The Sniper and the Co-Ax — Re-United 40 Years Later

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When we visited the Forster Products booth at SHOT Show 2014, we learned an amazing story involving a Vietnam veteran and a Forster (previously Bonanza) Co-Ax press:

Forster tells us: “[We] just met with a gentleman at the SHOT Show who was a sniper in Vietnam and used a Co-Ax press during his time of service (loading hundreds of rounds). Upon completion of his time he shipped the press back to the States. When he got home, the press was not there….he assumed all hopes of seeing his press were lost. But just this past year, [decades] later, that package was finally delivered. He cleaned it up a bit and it works just as well as he remembered!

We [at Forster] are meeting lots of great people and hearing lots of great stories. Thank you to all who have and continue to serve our country!”

This is a USMC archive photo of a Marine Sniper Team in the Khe Sanh Valley. It does not depict the person mentioned in the article. Original photo by David Douglas Duncan. Donated for use by his estate to the USMC, and shared via Wikimedia Commons.

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