Lee factory reset and deprimer die broke
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Ammunition & Reloading > Lee factory reset and deprimer die broke

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-17-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jwjessup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Copperas Cove
Posts: 37
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Lee factory reset and deprimer die broke

My question is, with the lee die warranty can I get a new 40 S&W factory reset and deprimer die? I was reloading yesterday and the deprimer pin snapped off right where the pin goes into the larger section. I've only had the die for 4 months. If I can does anyone know of the process to get the replacement ?

__________________
jwjessup is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 03-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Overkill0084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Weber County, Utah
Posts: 4,541
Liked 3085 Times on 1546 Posts
Likes Given: 377

Default

http://leeprecision.com/pistol-decapper.html

I don't know if it's worth a warranty claim for a $2 part. I wouldn't bother, but if it's worth it to you, call Lee ((262) 673-3075) and see what they say. If I were a Die Manufacturer, I probably wouldn't cover decapping pins under warranty. Decapping pins break, stuff happens. Keep spares on hand.
__________________
Cheers,
Greg
MSgt, USAF, Retired
NRA Life Member

Liberals are constantly telling us about the poor and oppressed in this country. With that in mind, why do they feel the need to keep importing poor people from other countries?
Overkill0084 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 08:01 PM   #3
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 612
Liked 266 Times on 171 Posts

Default

And, after you replace the pin, check to be sure you didn't damage the resizer shaft. The force that broke the pin sometimes bends things.

__________________
jigs-n-fixture is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 08:05 PM   #4
Crazy Azz Redneck
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Txhillbilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,569
Liked 1255 Times on 712 Posts
Likes Given: 598

Default

Lee is very good at covering their products under warranty.
It's also a good idea to buy a couple extra decapping pins. I've broken many over the years,and learned a long time ago to have spares for every brand of die that I use.

__________________
Txhillbilly is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 08:56 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: The Edge of Darkness
Posts: 6,495
Liked 4792 Times on 2680 Posts
Likes Given: 1736

Default

Always keep extra decapping pins for your re-sizing dies. It is not unusual to have a pin failure. Many LGS stock these replacement parts.

__________________
nitestalker is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 04:02 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 75
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Do you have any other Lee pistol die sets? If so, you can pull the decapping rod out of one of them and put it in your .40S&W sizing die and get back to reloading.

Lee will probably send you a new one and may or may not ask you to send the old one back. Sometimes they only ask for a picture of the broken part. How did you break it anyway? I've only lost the pin out of one Lee die and that one was pulled out when it wedged into a very tight flash hole. I've broken one RCBS pin when I turned the turret with the ram up. Other than that all my dies have the same decapping pin that came in them from the factory, some more than 20 years ago.

Lee decapping pins are not replaceable by the average user. They are pressed into the decapping rod.

__________________
Sport45 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2013, 05:14 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sdiver35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,181
Liked 382 Times on 235 Posts
Likes Given: 156

Default

I would absolutely call them. Mine did the same on my RCBS and they quickly sent the new parts with 5 spare pins in case it happens again!

They should warrant their products and honor any broken parts within the warranty period.

__________________

01100011011011110110110101100101001000000110000101 10111001100100001000000111010001100001011010110110 01010010000001110100011010000110010101101101

sdiver35 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 01:00 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jwjessup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Copperas Cove
Posts: 37
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

The pin broke by a tight flash hole. I tried to take the pin out of the die but it will not come out. I've tried everything but if I try anything past what I've done I will ruin the die. I have been using my 45acp decapping die to deprime the cases then I use the 40s&w factory reset it works good but I like using my single stage press more than my turret press so it really adds time to the process. As many probably know or have learned single stage presses take more time, but I feel like it puts more pride into the final product.

__________________
jwjessup is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 11:35 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: N. ILL- ILLINOIS the state sucks about gun control
Posts: 58
Liked 9 Times on 5 Posts

Default

YES, Its policy is that it is covered for 2 years. After that they will repair
or replace it for 1/2 the current price. Contact LEE and find out the current price (it will be current suggested retail price not the cost you may have gotten when you originally bought it from a dealer or other source as they tend to slightly lower in price.)

__________________
GSpears471 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Apex trigger reset danolator M&P Forum 4 03-02-2013 03:27 AM
10/22 Trigger Reset beaglesam .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 37 12-24-2012 06:00 PM
Trigger failed to reset. cvia M&P Forum 6 12-07-2012 01:57 PM
New Auto Reset Target FabriMan General Rifle Discussion 2 08-05-2011 01:09 AM
Trigger Reset - Not on Your Pistol, on Your AK dglockster AK & SKS Discussion 0 03-28-2008 02:06 AM