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Kenneth L. Walters

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Were Star's every made in 32 S&W Long or 38 S&W?
« on: December 01, 2018, 07:59:39 am »
I should know the answer to this but, well, I am getting up there is years.
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Re: Were Star's every made in 32 S&W Long or 38 S&W?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 07:27:23 pm »
Greetings,

32 S&W Long, yes. Bruce Williams sent me a photo of one he is refinishing.

Something I would love to add to my collection.

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Re: Were Star's every made in 32 S&W Long or 38 S&W?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 09:46:29 pm »
Probably the rarest .  I have a complete one with taper crimp and case feeder, also a complete die  /shellplate set with charge bar . Steel parts are sealed in plastic with oil .
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Re: Were Star's every made in 32 S&W Long or 38 S&W?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 03:34:49 pm »
I have seen a 32 S&W long, I have yet to see a 38 S&W that was original Star.
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Re: Were Star's every made in 32 S&W Long or 38 S&W?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 04:44:34 pm »
Several years ago I purchased a collection of reloaders that included a Universal in 38 Smith & Wesson.   If even included a Lifetyme carbide sizing die marked 38 S&W.   The rest of the dies were made by Star.

When I was putting together my collection, 32 S&WL was the most difficult caliber to find.   It was certainly a caliber that Star produced, but I think there just weren't that many Stars sold in that caliber, so fewer were in circulation.   Since buying Star, I have rebuilt and configured quite a few machines in 32 S&W Long.  It's a relatively popluar caliber among Bullseye shooteres these days.


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Re: Were Star's every made in 32 S&W Long or 38 S&W?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 04:10:34 pm »
Form a 2005 post by Bruce.

1.)   32 Long, 32 Mangnum
2.)   32 ACP
3.)   30 Carbine (same as 32 ACP)
4.)   .380, .223 (also the same as 38 Super Comp.)
5.)   9mm, 38 ACP, 38 Super, 40 S&W
6.)   38 Special, 357 Magnum
7.)   41 Magnum
8.)   44 Special, 44 Magnum
9.)   45 ACP
10.)  45 Auto Rim
11.)  45 Long Colt

In reading through the additional posts and comments, there were also references made to:
475 Wildey, .25 acp, & 30 Mauser (comments from Ken Walters & others)
and can also add 38 S&W now thanks to Bruce.

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Re: Were Star's every made in 32 S&W Long or 38 S&W?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2018, 01:05:10 am »
From Bruce's recent post regarding shell plates:

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NYKenn's list above is correct except that 40 S&W does not always fit in a 9MM/38 ACP Shell Plate.   For years I used a 9MM shell plate for 40 S&W, but I have since encountered a number of 9MM/38 ACP shell plates that would not work with 40 S&W.  The specs for the two shell plates ARE slightly different and Star did make separate 10 MM shell plate.

Add #12, a separate 10 MM shell plate to the list.
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Re: Were Star's every made in 32 S&W Long or 38 S&W?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2018, 04:12:58 pm »
Greetings,

I think a custom 44-40 plate has been made, also.

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Re: Were Star's every made in 32 S&W Long or 38 S&W?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2018, 09:23:06 am »
Of Course, Star also made shell plates for the Rifle Machines Including;

22 Hornet
223
30-30
30-06
7.62 x 39
45-70
300 Win Mag


Probably others, but those are what I have seen
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