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Star Reloaders / Re: Parted out Machines on eBay - Buyer Beware!
« Last post by fc60 on January 11, 2021, 03:50:20 pm »
Greetings,

It gets worse...

There are two Berdon hallmarked shell plates on eBay currently.

Horrible machining. One of them looks like the die clearance counterbore are off index.

Yet, folks are bidding on them.

Cheers,

Dave
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Star Reloaders / Re: Parted out Machines on eBay - Buyer Beware!
« Last post by rbwillnj on January 11, 2021, 11:58:29 am »
Maybe,  If you don't mind unhappy customers.   I'm pretty sure the ones who purchased the crankshaft assembly and primer casting won't be very happy with their purchase.

As for the tool head, I sell a nice complete tool head with powder slide housing for $250.   If you add up all the parts that tool head is missing, it comes to $138 plus shipping, The tool head customer spent $140 plus $10 shipping, so not exactly a bargain.
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Star Reloaders / Re: Parted out Machines on eBay - Buyer Beware!
« Last post by fc60 on January 11, 2021, 10:26:09 am »
Greetings,

The parts listed on eBay sold for $461.99. The dies did not sell nor was the base and column.

Might be a good way to sell a Star.

Cheers,

Dave
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Star Reloaders / Star Universal Shell Plate Movement
« Last post by beeser on January 11, 2021, 10:14:38 am »
The shell plate on my Star Universal does not index precisely into position.  There's quite a bit of movement side to side when in position.  The large locking nut on the column is as tight as it can be without restricting shell plate movement.  Any idea what the problem may be?
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Star Reloaders / Re: Parted out Machines on eBay - Buyer Beware!
« Last post by rbwillnj on January 11, 2021, 08:48:15 am »
Most parts are interchangeable, but the #75 is matched to the steel base early in production before the balance of the machining on the base is done, and the hole for the taper pin is drilled and reamed during final assembly.

The angle lever cam is matched to the tool head early in production as well, but new angle levers can be installed.  Adjustments will be required.

The #75 is numbered, and there is a matching number stamped on the steel base.   Be aware that the numbers were reused for each new batch of machines.




Bruce Williams
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: Should I Stick With Star?
« Last post by NYKenn on January 11, 2021, 08:19:57 am »
Asking which way to go on a Star forum, is going to get you a Star answer.
Anyway, do not believe you can go wrong with either of your first two options. You already have one, so you know the quality and reliability. One Universal with additional heads and you are good to go for everything you want. 

In my opinion, the main reason to consider a Dillon is that startup cost should be a little less of an investment, but depending on which model and options, it could cost just as much if not more.

And based on die availability, etc. you could be up and running with a Star a little quicker.
Good luck
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Star Reloaders / Re: Parted out Machines on eBay - Buyer Beware!
« Last post by mikefamig on January 10, 2021, 09:38:55 pm »
Thanks for the heads up, I had no idea that the machines werehand  built one-off.

Mike.
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Star Reloaders / Re: Parted out Machines on eBay - Buyer Beware!
« Last post by fc60 on January 09, 2021, 03:28:18 pm »
Greetings,

I bookmarked all of his auctions.

Curious to see if he can get more money parting everything out.

Now that most of us have received "Stimulus Checks" increased liquor sales and high bidding should prevail.

Cheers,

Dave
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Star Reloaders / Re: Parted out Machines on eBay - Buyer Beware!
« Last post by Humbo on January 09, 2021, 03:00:10 pm »
Bruce, thanks a lot for the heads-up!
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Star Reloaders / Parted out Machines on eBay - Buyer Beware!
« Last post by rbwillnj 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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