Easier 9mm case collator fix

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Nate1778
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Easier 9mm case collator fix

Postby Nate1778 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:29 pm

Just figured this one out. Obviously the fix is to make the holes smaller. I have tried the plastic and screw bit and although effective difficult to keep around when you need it and it takes a lot of cutting to the right size.

Try this, easy breezy and effective. All you need it a penny and .22 casing. drill a hole in the middle of the penny. slide .22 case through hole. If hole is loose solder the two together. Trim .22 case length so that the penny lays flat in the collator. Done, every shell falls right side up.

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Postby rowe_s » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:27 pm

I don't understand. Can you post a picture with it in place?

Thanks,
Steve

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Postby Nate1778 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:29 pm

Absolutely, sorry should have done this to start.


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Its just like the plastic screw fix but a bit more sturdy and easier to keep track of. I have thought about selling a DIY kit for $10. :D

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Postby rowe_s » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:31 pm

Now I see. Thanks, thats pretty neat.

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Postby jwc » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:52 pm

Thank you for the idea. I will give that a try.

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Postby rowe_s » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:36 pm

Nate1778 wrote:Its just like the plastic screw fix but a bit more sturdy and easier to keep track of. I have thought about selling a DIY kit for $10. :D


I was going to send you the 10 bucks, but I notice you furnish Federal cases and I am kind of fond of Winchester. So made something similar. Thanks for the Idea, it helps with 380s.

Steve

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Postby SidecarMike » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:40 pm

Wow! That one was worth the price! I tried the holes in the plastic, which worked, but really slowed down the process. Next, I tried the 15cm square. That worked better, but would rotate and cause a problem.
I just did this. It works great!
The hardest part was finding a .22 in this house to fire a shot for the brass. Each time a kid moves out they take the .22! :?
I finally found an old AR7 in the guest room closet.
I just made a donation in your name to my 8) Communal Beverage Fund.

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Postby jwc » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:27 pm

I made two of these - one for my Load Master and one for my friends Pro 1000 and they work great. What an excellent idea - and exceuted in the spirit of Lee inginuity and economy. Thanks!

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the fix

Postby vdsgw » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:38 am

A great fix, the biggest challenge was getting the hole drilled in the center of the penny. But I got it and it works great loaded about 300 9mm tonight with the fix.

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Re: the fix

Postby Catholicseymour » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:07 pm

vdsgw wrote:A great fix, the biggest challenge was getting the hole drilled in the center of the penny. But I got it and it works great loaded about 300 9mm tonight with the fix.


Great Idea! :wink: I used a lathe and chucked the penny. Center drilled and drilled using a 1/4 inch centerdrill and a #2 Drill (.221) and de-burred with a 60 deg countersink. If you are really cool you can rig your single stage press to insert the .22 case into the centered hole! Some of you guys come up with great ideas that are easy for a guy like me to facilitate! 8) I am a professional but there is much to be said for country boy engineering. :idea: You guys are great!

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Re: Easier 9mm case collator fix

Postby WyrTwister » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:18 pm

Nate1778 wrote:Just figured this one out. Obviously the fix is to make the holes smaller. I have tried the plastic and screw bit and although effective difficult to keep around when you need it and it takes a lot of cutting to the right size.

Try this, easy breezy and effective. All you need it a penny and .22 casing. drill a hole in the middle of the penny. slide .22 case through hole. If hole is loose solder the two together. Trim .22 case length so that the penny lays flat in the collator. Done, every shell falls right side up.



Could you use a big enough screw to" thread " its way into the hole in the middle . There by holding it securely in place ?

When " Brown " brings my LM , I plan to start off on .38 Special . Is the mod needed for .38 ?

.45 ACP ?

.30 Carbine ?

Thanks ,
Wyr
God bless

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Re: Easier 9mm case collator fix

Postby Catholicseymour » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:01 pm

WyrTwister wrote:
Nate1778 wrote:Just figured this one out. Obviously the fix is to make the holes smaller. I have tried the plastic and screw bit and although effective difficult to keep around when you need it and it takes a lot of cutting to the right size.

Try this, easy breezy and effective. All you need it a penny and .22 casing. drill a hole in the middle of the penny. slide .22 case through hole. If hole is loose solder the two together. Trim .22 case length so that the penny lays flat in the collator. Done, every shell falls right side up.



Could you use a big enough screw to" thread " its way into the hole in the middle . There by holding it securely in place ?

When " Brown " brings my LM , I plan to start off on .38 Special . Is the mod needed for .38 ?

.45 ACP ?

.30 Carbine ?

Thanks ,
Wyr
God bless


No need for a larger screw... The spent 22 Long Rifle case will work just fine for you. The mod works great!

CS

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Re: Easier 9mm case collator fix

Postby WyrTwister » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:32 pm

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No need for a larger screw... The spent 22 Long Rifle case will work just fine for you. The mod works great!

CS[/quote]

What holds the penny & .22 brass in place ? Gravity ? I say some scotch tape in the photo ?

God bless
Wyr

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Postby Sparky45 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:55 pm

It is gravity. Try it, works really good.

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Postby WyrTwister » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:49 am

Sparky45 wrote:It is gravity. Try it, works really good.


I am a new LM owner . I used up all my .38 & .357 brass & home cast bullets .

I am hoping my .45 ACP comversion parts arrive Tuesday PM & I will start that caliber .

When I finish .45 ACP , I plan to go to either 9mm or .30 carbine . Will your mod help on the .30 Carbine , too ? Or will I need a little larger size disk for .30 caliber ?

I will defiantly try it on 9mm .

God bless
Wyr


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