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I BROKE MY PRESS!!
« on: April 09, 2021, 07:59:44 PM »

 :)  Oh NO Mr. Bill!!  ;)

Yep.  Broke my Dillon.  First up for bids, I was having trouble getting my 650 to prime.  Took it apart as it appeared the turret wasn't indexing properly.  It was.  Seems the primer feed was out of alignment and needs adjusting.  40 Minutes down the Tubes.

Then there was a big BANG and it locked up SOLID.  No move.  Took forever to get it apart enough to move again.  With no cases in the press, ran perfect.  With cases, it locked solid.  Then I noticed the De-Capping pin looked a little wonky donkey.  Ah Ha says I.  Bent De-Capping pin.  I have those on hand.  To take the die apart, you have to remove the little "E" clip that holds the Decapper.  OK.

PING!!!

That little ring disappears into the ether.  I think it's still in the shop.  Somewhere.  With the Dust Bunnies.  Those, I don't have on hand.  Canabalize says I.  I have many tool heads.  Back in business.  Finished the run but found there was damage to the station 1 case feed plate.  Don't have one of those either.

Hot message to Dillon (Can't call.  Have to message).  A new "E" clip and plate will be sent Monday (Happy Ending).  Monday I will also call Dillon Sales and order a package of "E" clips and an extra feed plate or three.

Stay Safe Out There.

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Re: I BROKE MY PRESS!!
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2021, 12:33:04 PM »
You are a man of many talents.   ;D
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Re: I BROKE MY PRESS!!
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2021, 08:44:14 PM »
Ah My Dear Coffin

That's what you get for messing with those dang newfangled brass suppositories....

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Re: I BROKE MY PRESS!!
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2021, 09:06:58 AM »
I suppose you could drag a magnet over the nearest surrounding 40 acres and might turn up the pin while you wait. Doubtful you'll find it but it'll keep you occupied.
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Re: I BROKE MY PRESS!!
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2021, 10:30:08 AM »

 :)  Ah Perfesser . . . .  ;)

Yes.  I must admit the error of my ways.  I dabbled in the forbidden fruits.  And Knutz.  Now, that I am very aware of the finickyness of the Brass Suppository, I shall endeavor to NOT be addicted.  Well, except for Rifle stuff and such.  Maybe.  Sorta.

 :)  Ha   ;)

And a great big THANK YOU for Cliff as well.  A masterful suggestion!!  Keeping one's feeble mind occupied is an important think.  Futile as it might be, A blind Squirrel and it's Acorn??  Perhaps??  Nah.  Never happen.  Doesn't mean I won't actually try it.  I have, after all, been known to chase fairies  ::)

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Re: I BROKE MY PRESS!!
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2021, 05:56:45 AM »
How did this happen))) Someone writes you are a man of many talents, apparently so it is  ;D ;D

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Re: I BROKE MY PRESS!!
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2021, 07:32:30 PM »
My Dear Coffin -

did you recieve your parts yet? is the mechanical marvel back in working order?

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Re: I BROKE MY PRESS!!
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2021, 05:26:18 PM »

 :)  My Good Perfesser Sir  ;)

 :D  REDEMPTION is in hand   ;D  The good folks at DILLON have again proven their  worth.  It was confirmed to me . . . I am neither the first, no will I b the last to bend a De-capping Pin.  I am also, not the first, nor expected to be the last to launch the E-Clip that retains the de-capper into the dust bunnies.  Although my savior did quietly chuckle at my sad tail of woe.

Happily, I have parts on hand and I have parts on the machine and am now, again, able to work in the Munitions Fabrik.  I am again One With the Universe (temporary I assure you all).

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