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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: For Sale - Pyrex powder hoppers
« Last post by fc60 on June 13, 2018, 07:57:38 PM »
Greetings,

The greatest challenge with Star is that there are few fully dimensioned drawings remaining. When Bruce Williams bought the company from Pioneer, lots of tooling was supplied; but, few drawings.

Seems like "Tribal Knowledge" prevailed at Star...

So, this begins the task of Reverse Engineering the parts.

What were the original Star designers thinking?

Fortunately with the aid of thread gauges, hardness testers, microscopes and an abundance of existing spare parts a lot of reconstruction has taken place.

Oh yes, I forgot the Internet. Via the Internet, I was able to locate that weird powder hopper thread. It is not listed in any of the standard tables in the Machinery Handbook. I stumbled on it merely by accident.

Star's primary products were sprinkler heads for the Citrus farmers in California. Perhaps this is why the odd threads? Look at the Expander Plug and decapping rods for the Sizing dies. Both are 27 pitch!

Cheers,

Dave
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: For Sale - Pyrex powder hoppers
« Last post by FOR_Star on June 13, 2018, 01:51:33 PM »
The knowledge-base of this website always amazes me. :)
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: For Sale - Pyrex powder hoppers
« Last post by fc60 on June 13, 2018, 12:03:36 PM »
Greetings Dram Worx,

I found the thread specification.

https://law.resource.org/pub/us/cfr/ibr/005/sae.j476a.1961.pdf

Refer to Appendix D, Section D.6 and D.7.

The thread is a 9/16-27 Dryseal SPL-PTF, OD .5625

It involves a bit of math.

Easy to cut on a CNC lathe. More challenging on a conventional lathe.

27 NPT inserts are readily available.

Cheers,

Dave
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTS, Magma Lube Master. Molds, LA Calif.
« Last post by 787 x28 on June 12, 2018, 03:05:48 PM »
Magma Lube Master with bullet feeder. Very good condition $3500.Pickup in LA. Calif.
Also have a set of Molds for a Magma casting machine. Copy of H&G 68, $350 for the set.
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: WTB: MA SYSTEMS ROTO-EZE
« Last post by varmintpopper on June 12, 2018, 12:44:58 AM »
Bob
I no longer possess an "Eject Ease" or a "Roto Ease" but do have the manuals for both. Send me Your Home Address By Email and I'll mail You a copy.
Don't know if they will help much as there is not much info in them but a few drawings and pic's.

miltonetime (at sign)aol (dot) com

Good Shooting

Lindy
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Star Reloaders / Re: Powder slide scored by debris
« Last post by CDRT on June 11, 2018, 09:43:04 AM »
Just a follow up.  Even though I repaired the upper powder slide housing, I went ahead and ordered a new one from Bruce.  Glad there is someone out there who took over the company and is making repair parts.
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: For Sale - Pyrex powder hoppers
« Last post by fc60 on June 10, 2018, 07:18:23 PM »
Greetings,

The original Star hopper has a threaded brass fitting with an Aluminum disk mounted just above it which asks as a powder baffle to provide a constant amount of powder pressure.

Regarding the thread, the original Star thread is a weird TAPERED thread. Many after market vendors do not cut a TAPERED thread, rather a straight thread.

As a result, the constant removing replacing of the threaded hopper ruins the TAPERED thread of the powder housing lid.

Cheers,

Dave
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / WTB: MA SYSTEMS ROTO-EZE
« Last post by Lifetyme on June 10, 2018, 12:11:27 AM »
Hi.  Been gone for awhile as I have been under the knife quite a bit dealing with numerous orthopedic issues.

I was never a fan of MA System's case feeder but do like the cartridge ejector and shellplate indexer they made.  If anyone has a indexer (Roto-EZE, EASE??) that they would part with I would be interested in purchasing it.  If you have one that you won't sell, detailed photos and measurements would be appreciated as I would give making a few in my little home machine shop.

I haven't been able to shoot much for a couple of years but still have my seven or eight Universals and my "PAT PENDING" 1931 Progressive with the brass plate.  I hope after my right wrist surgery, which will come after my right rotator cuff surgery, I'll be more active on the range, my reloading bench, and on the forum.

Best regards.

Bob Horton
Tulare, CA
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: For Sale - Pyrex powder hoppers
« Last post by Dram Worx on June 09, 2018, 11:21:02 PM »
By baffle do you mean the extra disc?  No

And yes - the thread is 9/16-27
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Stars Want to Sell/Want to Buy / Re: For Sale - Pyrex powder hoppers
« Last post by fc60 on June 09, 2018, 12:16:25 PM »
Greetings,

Does the base of the hopper have the original baffle?

Also, does it have the proper 9/16-27 TAPERED thread?

Cheers,

Dave
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