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Messages - Kenneth L. Walters

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Pictures would help.

« on: September 14, 2011, 06:50:55 pm »
In my view, Bill Cunningham was the worst thing that even happened to the Star.  After years of neglect, Cummingham has all but kill this grand old machine off.  Who cares what he does next! 

Star Reloaders / Re: Chevron case feeder
« on: August 06, 2011, 01:22:02 am »
What did the Chevron in was a unit called the Freeloader.  Looked like two simple funnels inside each other.  No moving parts.  No motor.  Worked perfectly and cost, as I remember, almost nothing.

Star Reloaders / Re: Who made
« on: August 06, 2011, 01:19:58 am »
The powder measure tubes with a slide shut off that was on the bottom of the tube , above the threaded nipple ?

The CPM had a shot off like that but I don't know if that is what this is.

Star Reloaders / Re: TURRET ???
« on: August 06, 2011, 01:14:31 am »
Looks like a Brewster primer turret.  The device sits on top of a star primer tube.  Back when they were made I talked to a fellow who had an explosion.  The star primer tube help but the Brewster turret did not.  It exploded.  Blew out all the lights in his workroom and started a few small fires.  Also cut up the top of his head a bit.

I had one on load from Brewster along with one of their automatic indexers.  Didn't recommend either device.

Star Reloaders / Re: B&G mounting base.
« on: July 22, 2011, 08:27:21 pm »
I gave my pictures to Ken Neely at  You could try asking him.

Star Reloaders / Re: Is this a bullet feeder?
« on: July 22, 2011, 08:25:15 pm »
I had a Hulmn bullet feeder.  If memory serves, that is what this is.

Star Reloaders / Re: rare
« on: July 13, 2011, 11:55:37 pm »
According to my old invoices, I bought tools heads in 32 ACP, 32 S&W Long and 475 Wildey.  There was a lot of the more standard stuff, but these are the oddballs I found invoices for.

Star Reloaders / Re: So did I screw up ?
« on: June 12, 2011, 01:22:42 am »
The Chevron, as I recall, was killed off by a much better unit.  No moving parts.  Kind of like two funnels inside each other.  I think the name was the Freeloader, but I could be wrong about that.

Star Reloaders / Re: Article by Mr. Walters
« on: June 12, 2011, 01:19:28 am »
I did, obviously.  And I really liked that thing.  I believe that it was sold, along with almost all of my reloading equipment, to Ron Peterson of Ron Peterson Guns in Albuquerque, about fourteen years ago.  Ron might still have it.

Though I no longer remember the name of the fellow who made this, I do remember talking to him years later.  He said that very few were sold.

Star Reloaders / Re: Mystery Press
« on: June 03, 2011, 11:53:40 pm »
Ken has my complete press photo collection.  So I suppose one could get the pictures to illustrate such an article. 

However as I get older my memory of this stuff is starting to slip.

Star Reloaders / Re: Rich Daniels
« on: June 03, 2011, 11:50:34 pm »
Does he have a catalogue or web page?

Star Reloaders / Re: Rich Daniels
« on: June 03, 2011, 07:13:55 pm »
Just received parts for Mr. Rich Daniels.  The work is fantastic.  Thanks Mr. Daniels. tt

Who is Rich Daniels and how do you reach him?

Star Reloaders / Re: 223?
« on: May 28, 2011, 12:16:54 am »
For whatever it is worth, the rifle machine was made a very long time before Star admitted having one or offering it for sale.  The Army insisted that they make it for use in Asia among tribesman who were helping them in Vietnam.  Not in Vietnam, I think, but in Cambodia.  Star told me that they were basically forced to design and make the machine.  How a few of those early machines got into private hands I don't know but it was one of those early machines that I got one of.

Star Reloaders / Re: Star factory tool head for 7/8 inch dies
« on: May 27, 2011, 09:49:32 pm »
I have what I think (was told) is a Star factory tool head which came cut for 7/8 inch dies. The most obvious difference, other than the size of the die holes, is a semicircular vertical kerf cut in the tool head lower link pin housing which aligns with the 7/8 inch hole for the sizing die and allows the 7/8 inch die to be withdrawn from the top side.  Without this clearance kerf, the sizing die could not be inserted or would need to be machined down so it could be inserted from the bottom of the tool head.  None of my Star machines for Star dies have this clearance kerf.  This tool head looks like it has the original paint and not a touchup suggesting the cuts had been made aftermarket.  Can anyone comment about my assumption that this is a factory cut characteristic or describe the clearance solution on their known factory cut 7/8 inch toolhead?

I think that that is right.  Mind you I sold my Star collection in 96 so my memory isn't all that great but I do think that that cut was there.

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