Cleaning and restoring an old press



OK, as promised here's the photo:

It appears to be a Gen 1 Junior press, and it's in GREAT shape! There's no slop on the ram at all. Really all that needs to be done is to take it apart, clean the gunk, re-grease the ram and put it back together. The paint is in great shape so I'm just going to leave that alone. I AM going to trick it out with some Inline Fabrication upgrades to make it more functional including the Ultramount, roller handle, and case ejector. Although this unit doesn't have the interchangeable die mount for using Lock-n-Load bushings like the Rockchucker, I think I might turn this one into a dedicated .223 press.

One question about disassembly though- the primer arm doesn't appear to be held in by a screw or bolt, but rather by a roll pin. Is this correct? Can I just knock out the pin to remover the primer arm?


Alright, I just answered my own question. I found a manual online:

It is indeed a roll pin and I'm hoping that with a little Break Free I can simply knock out the pin with a large punch, and unscrew the handle in favor of a new one from Inline Fabrication.
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