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Star History / Re: Making H&G molds
« Last post by NYKenn on January 04, 2022, 07:10:37 pm »
Lindy
Great to see pics of the early years.
Bruce: I remember seeing those,

My dad made bullets and I helped him as a kid. (In the 60s)
Had a 200 grain in 45 and a 148 grain in 38. 
Have his ingot trays, lead ingots, sizer, dies, and lube, but never found the moulds themselves.
As health concerns arose with melting lead, he may have sold them.
Wish I still had them though.

Good shooting.
Kenn



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Star History / Re: Making H&G molds
« Last post by Green Frog on January 04, 2022, 05:31:10 pm »
Lindy, it looks like your ten spot mould would empty out that little pot in about two or three pours!   8) Manipulating it during fills and dumps should be great exercise though.  ;)

Froggie
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Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / Re: 25 acp
« Last post by rbwillnj on January 04, 2022, 09:51:06 am »
Star did not make 25 ACP shell plates or dies.    I actually have a letter that one of the Wilkersons wrote to a customer which emphatically states that they will never make 25 ACP because they didn't believe their machine was suitable to load the caliber.   Can't find it right now or I would post it.   

Someone else did make a couple 25 ACP sets and I have one in my personal collection.   It's not exactly a pleasure to use, but it works.   I had a second set made by the same maker which I sold, and which eventually ended up on eBay when that customer passed.

Bruce Williams
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Loading Data & Reloading Procedures / 25 acp
« Last post by Cousin Daniel on January 03, 2022, 09:53:18 pm »
Did star ever manufacture 25 acp dies and plates?

My mother in law has "acquired" a 25 acp handgun and insists it is the perfect gun....... I thought I would load her some practice ammo with the star Universal due to the accuracy of the powder measure.
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Star History / Re: Making H&G molds
« Last post by varmintpopper on January 03, 2022, 06:58:04 pm »
Hi Bruce
I have an H&G 10 banger in .38 cal, and 3 each 4 bangers that I store in the original cardboard shipping boxes postmarked 1956.
The 10 is heavy to work with but can produce lots of boolits in a hurry. I also have H&G in 44 cal, 45 ACP, 9mm and a couple other cals.
 Here is a pic of the 10 cavity setting on the bottom pour pot.
https://imgur.com/yPpInCd

Good Shooting

Lindy
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Star History / Re: Making H&G molds
« Last post by rbwillnj on January 03, 2022, 09:05:51 am »
Star price lists from as early and 1945 (the oldest I have) through the mid 60's specially list H&G bullet moulds.

Star apparently also sold H&G bullet moulds under their own name at least briefly.    I'm sure many of you saw the "Star Machine Works" stamped H&G 10 cavity mold on eBay a couple months ago.

Bruce Williams
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Star History / Making H&G molds
« Last post by varmintpopper on January 03, 2022, 02:12:58 am »
Star sold H&G bullet molds way back in history I've been told.

https://imgur.com/7DQ8lGn
https://imgur.com/ghpG2DN
https://imgur.com/69mMsk7

Good Shooting

Lindy
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Star Reloaders / Re: Two additional accessories for a Star - what are they?
« Last post by Humbo on January 01, 2022, 05:29:07 pm »
Thank you very much.  I thought about the possibility that they were part of the accompanying Luber/Sizer but didn't see any info on that one either.

Very much appreciate your reply.

EDIT:  Now I see it :  the 5101 die extractor pieces.  The bullet remover was threaded in the wrong way.

I am very happy to help!
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Star Reloaders / Re: Two additional accessories for a Star - what are they?
« Last post by ddeck22 on December 29, 2021, 08:04:17 pm »
Thanks, someone else on this board had called it the "Primer Punch Bushing Screwdriver" and I found that as #51.  The drawing in the picture from the original manual is much different.  Luckily, the estate from which I got these had kept all the original documentation and receipts, so I was able to match everything else up (including the extra 6 decapping pins the person bought and never used).  I was there for 45 ACP brass when they told me to take these too (Luber/sizer and the press in 45ACP).  Based on the documentation, this was bought in 1968 with some very minor usage and then packed away for 50 years.
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Star Reloaders / Re: Two additional accessories for a Star - what are they?
« Last post by fc60 on December 29, 2021, 07:54:06 pm »
Greetings,

The "tee" handle wrench is to remove the primer bushing when changing from large to small; or, vice versa.

Cheers,

Dave
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