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james49
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New old pro1000

Postby james49 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:26 am

I received this from a neighbor.

My plan is to clean it up and put it into working condition. At this point, I'm disassembling it and discovering what needs to be replaced.

So far, the bullet seat plug, but my question is should the powder hopper be replaced/upgraded to the chain type?

If the pictures are too big for this forum, I will scale them down.

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dglock
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Re: New old pro1000

Postby dglock » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:36 am

james49 wrote:I received this from a neighbor.

My plan is to clean it up and put it into working condition. At this point, I'm disassembling it and discovering what needs to be replaced.

So far, the bullet seat plug, but my question is should the powder hopper be replaced/upgraded to the chain type?

If the pictures are too big for this forum, I will scale them down.

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All of my powder measures use the spring return, i don't like the chain hanging in my way.

don

WyrTwister
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Postby WyrTwister » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:56 am

Before I bought my LM , I was told the chain return is safer on a progressive . Less likely to double charge a brass , if you mess up and short cycle the press .

I can see how this is true . I am sure it also applies to the P1000 .

Check my replies from your introduction post .

Best of luck .

God bless
wyr

Smitty62
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Postby Smitty62 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:30 pm

I would definitely go with a new pro auto disk and it is really personal preference on the chain or spring setup. I prefer the chain myself. You may also want to replace the case sensor bushing and clip as well as some retainers and screws. I have 3 of these little presses and my 1st one was in similar shape. Good luck.

WyrTwister
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Postby WyrTwister » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:14 pm

When you get it running , order the clear plastic case feeder tubes and the red plastic case collator .

Did you get the plastic bin the loaded ammo falls into ?

God bless
Wyr

james49
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Postby james49 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:31 am

A, B, and C powder disks + a Lyman scale. Otherwise what you see is what I have.

The hopper has a split in it, so part # AD2308 goes on the running parts list.

Tubes are 90661 and the collator 90667 are on there as well.

Thanks for all the replies, they are a big help.

James

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Postby WyrTwister » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:38 am

james49 wrote:A, B, and C powder disks + a Lyman scale. Otherwise what you see is what I have.

The hopper has a split in it, so part # AD2308 goes on the running parts list.

Tubes are 90661 and the collator 90667 are on there as well.

Thanks for all the replies, they are a big help.

James


I think you said you are going to start out loading .45 ACP ? If I recall , you can do that w/o the D powder disk ?

If you buy the powder hopper , I think maybe there is an upgrade kit for that powder measure that will include a new powder hopper ?

God bless
Wyr

james49
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Postby james49 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:38 am

I'm not sure the D disk is needed right now, although I have not looked at any load data. Probably just be target loads at first.

Cleaning continues today with the support columns (correct me if I use the wrong terms)

Much surface rust..

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Smitty62
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Postby Smitty62 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:43 am

Steel wool and mineral spirits works for me.

WyrTwister
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Postby WyrTwister » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:36 pm

Smitty62 wrote:Steel wool and mineral spirits works for me.


Or a wire brush wheel spun with an electric drill motor .

After he removes the surface rust , he might try a coat of JPW as a rust preventative coating ?

Or , for the parts that do not have surfaces that move against each other , some black Rustolium (sp) primer and then black spray paint , to contrast with the Lee red ?

Or just some grease or STP ?

God bless
wyr

james49
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Postby james49 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:40 pm

The support columns cleaned up very nice and look new. A bit of brass cleaner and a Dremel at low speed. (I won't bore anyone with a picture)

Further disassembly and cleaning. I found no major damage or red flags. The primer ramp, and case sensor springs will be replaced. The plastic cog and ratchet mech shows no wear.

Does anyone see anything else that needs a better look?

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Postby WyrTwister » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:04 pm

As I have said , I use a LM , not a P1000 . So I have exceeded my level of expertise .

So I will bid you , best of luck . :-)

God bless
Wyr

james49
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Postby james49 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:34 pm

No worries, I have not got to the difficult part yet.

Figuring out a load I like is going to take a bit I suspect.

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Postby WyrTwister » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:47 am

james49 wrote:No worries, I have not got to the difficult part yet.

Figuring out a load I like is going to take a bit I suspect.


As I remember , the discussion started around .45 ACP ?

I shoot home cast bullets . I am cheap .

I recommend Unique powder .

If you load range brass , inspect each one for brass with small pistol primers ( large pistol primers have been SOP for ever in .45 ACP ) .

On a LM , a brass with a SP primer will cause PROBLEMS , if you are set up for LP primers . I expect the same with all progressives ?

Sort any brass with SP primers into a batch . Load then as a batch , after you have changed the primer assembly to the one for SP primers .

God bless
Wyr

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Postby Sparky45 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:39 pm

I'm real fond of Trailboss and Green Dot for .45ACP loads. They are soft on the wrist when loaded light and they still cycle the action.


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