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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:23 pm 
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Not sure what forum this should be in.

Does anyone know how to operate a pitzer lubrisizer? I can push the bullets through the sizer ok but don't seem to be getting any lubing going on.

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There seems to be one hole in the die holder part and three in the die (plus three holes plugged with some sort of pin?). Even with the die removed I don't see any lube coming out of the one hole in the die holder.

Somehow the plunger(?) got wound up so far it wasn't pushing the lube all the way down the tube, but even once I wound it down and reassembled the tool it still didn't push any lube out. The tube itself is on so tight I can't budge it, so I can't disassemble this part to see if the lube hole/port into the die holder is plugged.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:34 pm 
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correct forum - cant help - i dont have one but someone will be along shortly ,


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:39 am 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Maybe there's old lube crusted inside & it just needs a good cleaning? SW

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:05 pm 
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NebrHogger wrote:
Maybe there's old lube crusted inside & it just needs a good cleaning? SW

Looks as if that may be the main solution. I took a heat gun to it and got it squirting worms into the die holder, but nothing came through when I put a die in the holder. Kept playing with the heat gun and did finally get it to squirt into the die.

Now the problem is that it squirts lube into the die in front of the bullet and behind it, but not in the grease grooves.

I can't believe I never looked at this close enough to realize there is a second ram below the main bullet pushing ram, pushing when the top one pulls and pulling when the top one pushes. I now assume that is the one that actually pumps the lube, and probably opens and closes the lube port.

I probably should stop futzing about with it and take all the lube out of it and then disassemble it and clean it right back to factory fresh. Although unscrewing the grease tube from the body is going to be an exercise! I already broke the handle on one of those Husky rubber strap wrenches (you know, the kind that you wrap around the tube?) Even with the heat gun on that joint I couldn't budge it.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:09 pm 
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Assuming I can get it working I'm going to have to get my son to teach me how to use the lathe and make some more dies. At least for .38 S&W, maybe for the .455, although I think .452 will work fine in the Webley. I think I remember using them sometime last year. Maybe for my cap and ball revolvers if I ever shoot bullet shaped bullets in them instead of round ball. Anyway, fun stuff for another day.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:33 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Yeah - doesn't look like Lyman/RCBS size dies will work. That thing had to be a real antique!

I always look for old Grigsby reloading equipment since it's wifey's family name. They went out of biz late 50s - early 60s. SW

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