Frankford Arsenal Tumbler

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by FOUR4D4, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Well-Known Member

    Anybody have any experience with Frankford Arsenal Quick-n-Ez Case Tumbler
  2. 444Hal

    444Hal Well-Known Member

    Had the older (rounder bowl) one for a few years, then it started to slow down and make noise. So I got the Hornady, but the Frankford started working again and still gets some use. Funny thing is if you turn them both over, the mechanics looks identical.

  3. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Well-Known Member

    I'm wondering if their affiliated with Midway USA, the addresses are close.
  4. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    I believe they are,I used a Frankfort Arsenal for years and when I went to replace it I think I read something on their site about Frankfort Arsenal being 1 of their Brands.
  5. mm93

    mm93 Well-Known Member

    I bought mine way back when they were sold under the Midway name, and would guess there's some affiliation between the two. Mine came as a package deal with the rotary sifter and some liquid rouge. After probably 20 years, mine still works like new! The rotary sifter is a great item too, and not sure how I ever got by without it before!
  6. Centaur 1

    Centaur 1 Member

    FYI, my tumbler also started getting louder, slower and eventually stopped. Out of desperation (translation: I'm broke) I disassembled everything. The only moving parts are the rotor and two sealed ball bearings. The electric motor doesn't have any brushes or anything else that can wear. The only parts that can go bad are the two ball bearings. What happened with mine was the seal on one of the bearings wore through and let dirt get inside which seized the bearing. The bearings in my tumbler are 626-zz, and they cost $1.14 each @ I bought an extra set since the shipping charge was the same, and the total came to $7.35. My tumbler must have been gradually getting slower and noisier with age because my brass is getting polished in half the time and it's much quieter than it was before it died.