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Star Reloaders / Parted out Machines on eBay - Buyer Beware!
« on: January 09, 2021, 12:09:13 pm »
Once again I see that there is a seller on eBay parting out Star reloaders.   Of particular concern is are the Crank Shaft Bearing Assembly, and the Bronze Primer Casting.   Both of these parts are matched to their original counterparts.   

The Crank Shaft assembly is matched to the original column during final assembly.  Even if you can insert the taper pin all the way, which is rare, there is a good chance the link arms won't be square with the tool head.  There is maybe a 5-10% chance that the Crank Shaft Bearing assembly will function on a different column.

The chance that you will be able to use the #75 bronze primer casting on any machine but the one it came from is not much greater than 0%, so don't waist your money.

Bruce Williams
Star Machine Works LLC

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Star Reloaders / Moon Indexer Instructions
« on: September 17, 2020, 10:30:55 am »
Does anyone have a set of instructions for the Ray-Vin Moon Indexer.   I had a set but I forgot to make a copy before I sold the unit.

Bruce Williams

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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTS 44 Magnum Shell Plate and Dies
« on: July 07, 2020, 12:36:21 pm »
WTS 44 Magnum Shell Plate and Dies

This is a very lightly used Star Shell Plate and a new set of CH4D dies.   These came along with a large estate purchase I made last year.

Price is $325 shipping included.

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WTS 45 Colt Shell Plate and Die Set

This is a RDM (Rich Daniels) Shell Plate and a Set of CH4D Dies.   Both are new.   I picked them up from and estate last year.

Price is $300 for the set, shipping included.

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WTS 38 Super Shell Plate and Die Set   - SOLD

This is a RDM (Rich Daniels) Shell Plate and a Set of CH4D Dies.   Both are new.   I picked them up from and estate last year.

Price is $300 for the set, shipping included.

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WTS 40 S&W Shell Plate and Die Set

This is a RDM (Rich Daniels) Shell Plate and a Set of CH4D Dies.   Both are new.   I picked them up from and estate last year.

Price is $300

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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTS 30 Carbine Dies and Shell Plate
« on: July 07, 2020, 10:59:36 am »
WTS 30 Carbine Shell Plate and Dies

This is a RDM (Rich Daniels) Shell Plate and a Set of CH4D Dies.   Both are new.   I picked them up from and estate last year.

Price is $300 for the set, shipping Included.

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Star Reloaders / New Bullseye Powder VMD
« on: March 13, 2020, 11:24:33 am »
As many of you know, I offer powder slides that accept interchangeable bushings, and I make custom bushings for the charge of your choice.   I calculate the hole size based on the published VMD data, (essentially the powder density).   Of course powders do vary from lot to lot, so the published VMD for a given powder may not match the VMD for your particular lot.  Usually it comes out pretty darn close, generally +/- 0.1 grains.  Some powders seem to vary more than others, but Bullseye has been pretty consistent.

A while back, I did  a test with a 00 bushing I had made to drop 2.7 grains of Bullseye.   I used three different lots with very different production dates (three different labels) and with the three lots I got charges of 2.65, 2.70, and 2.75 grains.

I was recently contacted by a customer who was using a bushing for 4.0 grains of Bullseye, and with his previous lot of Bullseye he was getting powder drops very close to the target charge.   However, with the newest version of Bullseye, he was getting 3.6 grains.    There can be a number of explanations for this, but I was wondering if anyone else was seeing a significant difference with charge weights for the latest version of Bullseye.


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Star Reloaders / Hoyer Indexer Instructions
« on: March 01, 2020, 04:47:18 pm »
Does anyone have a set of instructions for a Hoyer Indexer?   Trying to help out a customer.   I have the patent, but not the instructions.

Bruce Williams

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Sold

Want to Sell a fully rebuilt/refinished Star Universal in 45 ACP.   Your choice of powder charge and bullet seating stem.  Includes Hulme case feeder, separate taper crimp die and one primer pickup.

$900 plus shipping.


Bruce Williams
Star Machine Works

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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTS Adjustable Powder Slides
« on: April 17, 2019, 11:27:39 am »
I have a bunch of adjustable powder slides from various makers available for sale.   Some from Rich Daniels, some from JA Hoag, and one from an unknown maker.   Your choice $125 shipped.   Please contact me directly by phone or email.

Bruce Williams

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WTS New Case Feeder Cams/Actuators for Hulme Type Case Feeders.   $30 Each plus shipping.

Please email or call if interested.

Bruce Williams
Star Machine Works LLC

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Star Reloaders / Part Identification
« on: November 04, 2018, 03:39:10 pm »
Can anyone identify the parts in the picture.   I have two sets, they didn't come to me at the same time, or even together, so I don't know if the two different parts are related or not.   I am pretty sure however that they are Star related.   I assumed they were parts from some sort of indexer, but I'm not sure about that either.

Bruce Williams

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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTS Star Universal in .223 - Sold
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:10:15 pm »
This is a fully rebuilt and refinished Star Universal with a Dillon Super Star kit for loading .223

The price is $1200 plus shipping.   Let me know if you have any questions.  Please respond by email or phone.  Contact information is on the business card below.

Bruce Williams
Star Machine Works

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