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Primer die and primer die removal tool
« on: January 26, 2011, 02:44:57 pm »
On another forum, Cast bullets, mention was made of a 'primer die removal tool'.  Looking at the Illustrated Parts Breakdown of

the Star, I do not see a 'primer die'.

What is the primer die?...is it used to switch from small to large diameter primers?

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Re: Primer die and primer die removal tool
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 02:53:32 pm »
That is the part known as #51 Primer Punch Bushing Screwdriver.  It is used to remove the #26 Primer Punch Bushing thru which the #24 Primer Punch Die passes.  The #24 comes in two sizes Large Pistol or Small Pistol.  I have a few Large Pistols that have a concave face on them for those old time rounded primers.   The illustration shows the screwdriver as a flat metal tool.  However all of mine are T handled rods.
I have never seen the flat #51...  it is a most often missing item with Stars.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2011, 07:27:58 pm by ARTINCT »
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Re: Primer die and primer die removal tool
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2011, 06:31:18 pm »
I have both. The T handle one originated with my fathers first Star in .38. and extra head in 45 circa 1965.
The flat one came into being sometime later on. I would speculate, but not with certainty that the flat was an easier to make lesser cost item.


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Re: Primer die and primer die removal tool
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011, 08:21:34 am »
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Re: Primer die and primer die removal tool
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 08:57:24 am »
I have both. The T handle one originated with my fathers first Star in .38. and extra head in 45 circa 1965.
The flat one came into being sometime later on. I would speculate, but not with certainty that the flat was an easier to make lesser cost item.




Ken, can you please post a picture of the flat one, perhaps next to the T handle so folks can see these two variants?\
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Re: Primer die and primer die removal tool
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 01:36:06 pm »
Hi Guys,
To save Ken the trouble..
Semper Fi
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Re: Primer die and primer die removal tool
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011, 01:45:20 pm »
Great Job Mike!
Thanks.
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