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Star Lubricator & Resizers / *** HELP *** IS THIS A STAR LUBE SIZER
« on: February 08, 2013, 07:41:05 am »
I recently found this vintage bullet sizer/lube press at an estate sale.
I can not find a company name or marking of any kind to identify or date this vintage reloading tool.
The body is all cast iron , with machined steel parts , the lube tube cap is cast brass or bronze
The lube tube looks brass but a magnet sticks to it ?

This press looks to be in good operating condition with no broken or missing parts
The die in it is not marked , I believe it is a .38 cal die

Here are some photos  I look forward to hearing your opinion on this vintage reloading tool










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I have an old Star lube/sizer ,it has some parts that I cant find on other star lube/sizers I have found on this site & the interweb.
I want your opinion on what I have.....This is for sale & I want to know exactly what it is so I can describe it correctly...

These are the parts that are different than others I have seen

Brass Tag riveted on the base that says "STAR MACHINE WORKS SAN DIEGO CALIF"
PAT PEND cast into to LARGE rectangular sand cast base ,
CAST IRON Lube tube cap
CAST IRON Crank Shaft Bearing Bracket
CAST IRON Bullet Punch Ram
BRONZE Fulcrum Lever Bracket
Curved Fulcrum Lever going to the lube pump plunger

I have talked to a guy that worked for STAR in the 1950's ,He siad this is the prototype that STAR used to get the patent for the lube/sizer back in 1934 / 1935. He said this is the one that was on display in the office for many years at STAR MACHINE WORKS...BUT others have contacted me & disagree that this is or might be the PROTOTYPE..
Look at these photos & PLEASE post your opinion....

This was found stored in a old building on the corner of 10th Ave & Broadway in San Diego.
Less than 6 blocks north of the old STAR MACHINE WORKS location at 418 10th Ave San Diego Calif.















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Well folks thanks for all the great info & OPINIONS
In the last week I have received emails confirming what this is from people that worked at STAR MACHINE WORKS in the 1950's
This a POSSIBLE PROTOTYPE that was use to get the patent by STAR MACHINE WORKS,
One forum member think this is the unit that was displayed in the office at STAR MACHINE WORKS
 
STAR MACHINE WORKS LUBE/SIZER  , "POSSIBLE PROTOTYPE"
Brass Tag  riveted on the base that says "STAR MACHINE WORKS SAN DIEGO CALIF"
PAT PEND cast into to LARGE rectangular sand cast base ,
CAST IRON Lube tube cap
CAST IRON Crank Shaft Bearing Bracket
CAST IRON Bullet Punch Ram
BRASS or BRONZE Fulcrum Lever Bracket
Curved Fulcrum Lever going to the lube pump plunger

This was found stored in a old building on the corner of 10th Ave & Broadway in San Diego.
Less than 6 blocks north of the old STAR MACHINE WORKS location at 418 10th Ave San Diego Calif.

If you have a serious offer please contact me at 619-994-8187

Take a look at the photos & one video below & feel free to ask me questions

If you feel more secure dealng on ebay
I will relist this on ebay with a Crazy High asking price
I really don't expect to get that price, You can make me an offer there























VIDEO ( click on the photo below to watch the video)

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