I just purchased a pretty ratty loadmaster for a song.
I know that the autoindexing parts are missing, among others.
However, I can't find any sort of parts fiche on the lee website - all I see are a listing of parts, without a picture of them actually on the machine.
Does anybody have the equivalent, or advice on figuring out how to get the parts I need?
And if anybody lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and owns a load master, I'd like to see it in action to see what parts I'm missing.
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November 27, 2007, 04:19 PM
jimmyjam, in those lee parts lists--at least some of them do have pictures associated with them; look for the link.
You MIGHT want to go to their catalog, select the visual version, and then print out the catalogue page. With that at hand, some of us can probably help you.
next, do a search here--or look down the page further for the Loadmaster topic. There's several of us here who use it and really like it.
Once you get a handle on what you need, then call them--don't order online. They will probably help you with a more reasonable cost than you will get on line. But be sure to start with asking for technical assistance on your load master to get past the guardian of the Gate to (Lee) Knowledge.
November 27, 2007, 04:26 PM
Really there are only two parts to the auto-index of an LM. The shellplate and the index bar. THe index bar is made up of two pieces: The bar and the flipper (Lee part numbers LM3243 and LM3244 respectively).
The shell-plate you determine by which caliber you're loading, but number 19 seems to do most of the common ones.
Here's a direct link to Lee's Instructions for the LM.
You can call and order the parts directly from them, or try to find some of them through dealers like MidwayUSA www.midwayusa.com (http://www.midwayusa.com)
November 27, 2007, 04:29 PM
Sheesh, my picture is HUGE!!!! Sorry, folks. I thought it was dimentionally smaller.
November 27, 2007, 04:45 PM
There are only two parts to the loadmaster indexing system.
One is the indexer rod wich costs $2.99 from midway.