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Star Reloaders / Re: Moon Unit Bolt Replacement
« Last post by FOR_Star on December 29, 2020, 07:15:13 pm »
Here is the parts detail from Ray-Vin (Ray Brandes). (Attached)

If you are looking for part #15, the drawing indicates that was made in house ("RV").

You could always try to contact Mr. Brandes (now retired) and see if he happens to have any surplus #15's left over.

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Star Reloaders / Detent Ball - How much spring tension?
« Last post by FOR_Star on December 29, 2020, 07:00:02 pm »
Just removed and cleaned the detent ball after it started sticking in the down position. (Parts # 52, 53, & 54)
When reassembling, is there a protocol for how far to screw in the brass plug (#54), thereby adjusting the spring tension on the detent ball?
Or, do you simply screw the plug in all the way (max spring tension)?  (The brass plug unscrewed easily, but I didn't take note if it was fully screwed in or not when I removed it.)

Thanks.
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Star Reloaders / Re: Changing a 45acp to 45LC
« Last post by rbwillnj on December 28, 2020, 12:53:12 pm »
My personal 45 Colt setup includes a Lifetyme die where the "ACP" is over-stamped with "Colt".   I think it was done at the factory.    Maybe when they did the QC check on the size of the carbide ring they found it was oversized for 45 ACP. ??
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Star Reloaders / Re: Changing a 45acp to 45LC
« Last post by bwpsc on December 28, 2020, 12:44:38 am »
There is a head set up for 45 COLT  on e-bay now but I've seen other dies in the past.    (https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-MACHINE-WORKS-RELOADING-45LC-45-Long-Colt-Conversion-Carbide-Dies-RARE/143884169806?)I think that will get you there. They strike over the ACP with COLT and I assume adjust the die to size.
Just curious how it's done.
Thanks,
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Star Reloaders / Re: Changing a 45acp to 45LC
« Last post by fc60 on December 27, 2020, 08:05:43 pm »
Greetings,

I lap Carbide dies to a larger diameter with a Diamond Hone.

Have you a link to the dies in question?

Cheers,

Dave
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Star Reloaders / Changing a 45acp to 45LC
« Last post by bwpsc on December 27, 2020, 03:59:46 pm »
I see some dies for sale that have been re-stamped over the .45 acp and changed to .45 LC.  How is that done?
Not the stamping but the changing of the bore? Is that a hone? Or is it done with a super hard cutter in a
boring bar?
The carbide is hard so it must take a real hard tool to do it.
Thanks,
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Star Reloaders / Re: Moon Unit Bolt Replacement
« Last post by Scott L on December 24, 2020, 01:18:35 pm »
Greetings,
Which bolt? You can get #'s 1 & 3 at any good hardware store.
#1: https://www.mcmaster.com/91259A581/
#2: Is a custom made bolt
#3: https://www.mcmaster.com/91259A574/
Hope this helps,

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Star Reloaders / Moon Unit Bolt Replacement
« Last post by hiwabobg on December 23, 2020, 11:15:48 am »
The indexer top pivot bolt kept coming loose causing the indexer adjustment adjustment to change and jam up the loader .
Later found out that it was stripped.
Where can I go to get another one?
Or do I have to have one made somewhere?
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: WTS 40 S&W Shell Plate and Die Set
« Last post by rbwillnj on December 23, 2020, 09:00:52 am »
David,   I sent you an invoice and payment instructions via email.
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: WTS 40 S&W Shell Plate and Die Set
« Last post by cc656d on December 22, 2020, 10:05:21 pm »
 I will take it !  One of very few that
I do not have .
Cash ,  check , or money order?
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