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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTS- Star Powder Bars
« Last post by 787 x28 on September 15, 2019, 01:09:34 pm »
Marked 700X- 3.0,3.6 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 4.0
$108 shipped, USPS MO, US shipping
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Star Reloaders / Re: progressive press
« Last post by fc60 on September 13, 2019, 12:11:49 pm »
Greetings,

Shell plates have been made from 25 ACP up to 45 Auto Rim.

The 25 ACP was a "special" and original dies do not exist, to my knowledge.

Star did machine some tool heads to accept 7/8-14 dies. However, the dies often need to be modified to function properly. Notably, the clearance of the die nose to fit the shell plate counter-bore.

Cheers,

Dave
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Star Reloaders / progressive press
« Last post by GeraldChainsaw on September 13, 2019, 09:51:59 am »
 a while back some one told me what different dies, or  bullets i can use with a progressive press,  would someone remember what they were?,  thanks   jerry
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Star Reloaders / Re: DIY refurbishing a SU base
« Last post by spillway on August 19, 2019, 02:34:26 pm »
Give it a good scrubbing with Marvel Mystery Oil using 0000 steel wool.
Follow up with some Simichrome 390050 All Metal Polish or other aluminum polish.
And you'll also need a can of elbow grease the size of the can will depend on just how much of a perfections you are. :)
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Star Reloaders / DIY refurbishing a SU base
« Last post by Follow Me on August 18, 2019, 11:04:41 am »
Greetings
I recently bought a refurbished SU from “Star Machine Works” and it looks/functions great. Money well spent is my assessment. But putting the recent machine next to my 42 year old machine makes me ashamed of my housekeeping/maintenance efforts. I have made admirable improvement topside but the aluminum base is a real bear to clean and polish. I certainly understand that the base “beauty” has nothing to do with the  intended purpose of the machine. But the “$#€&” thing looks bad.
Suggestions please.
BTW, the status quo is not an option.
Regards
Follow Me
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Misc parts for sale
« Last post by CDRT on August 12, 2019, 12:09:59 pm »
I have a .38 Special shell plate, .45 ACP shell plate and two tool head main springs for sale.

$200 for all, includes shipping.  Check or money order okay.  No PayPal.

You can email me at cdrt05 "at" yahoo.com
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Star Lubricator & Resizers / Re: Cannot get properly lubed bullets
« Last post by varmintpopper on July 30, 2019, 12:23:13 am »
megasupermagnum

You Prob. know this but the "high pressure" to the sizing die is supplied by Pump plunger piston (S124)  and not the reservoir spring (S129), the res. spring only supplies lube to the
piston and cylinder located in the base of the unit. The piston must make a full stroke to supply lube to the Die. The only adjustments for this is the bolt (S114).
Take a look in this area and make sure that the piston (S124) is being pushed all the way out by spring (S125) with the operating  handle all the way up. if not, the piston could be binding
in the cylinder.
Hoping You find the prob. soon, These really are great little machines.


Good Shooting

Lindy
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Star Lubricator & Resizers / Re: Replacement Sizing Dies
« Last post by rbwillnj on July 30, 2019, 12:12:07 am »
You can buy a brand new one from Magma Engineering.  They bought the Start Lubesizer business when Star closed there doors.  Last time I looked, a new lubesizer die was $52.    There is a guy over on the Cast Boolets forum who makes and sells lubesizer dies for Stars.   I have a number of original Star Lubesizer dies available including .312 and .314, but not .313.
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Star Lubricator & Resizers / Replacement Sizing Dies
« Last post by Green Frog on July 29, 2019, 09:54:41 pm »
I have the possible opportunity to acquire an old Star lubricator/sizer in a trade.  My question is, how difficult will it be for me to get a .313" sizing die to go in it?  I'm not interested in "original" but would very much like for it to be a proper fit if I'm going to go to the trouble to set this up, and would like for it to actually throw a true .313" product.  In the current market, is such a thing available and if yes, how much should I expect to have to pay for it?
Thanks in advance for any help and guidance you may provide.

Froggie
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Star Reloaders / Re: Adapting A Star to Power Drive
« Last post by rbwillnj on July 29, 2019, 04:52:10 pm »
Of course it was done a long time ago by Wemco-Williams

https://starreloaders.com/forum/index.php?topic=262.msg6981#msg6981
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