Sgreene9398
Sgreene9398
3 posts
Joined November 2019

Parts wanted

Building a RL450, I’m looking for a complete manual priming system, small/large primer magazine tubes, shell plate platform, as well as any other parts for the 450 for spare parts. If you have something laying around please let me know, I am interested in it! Thanks and keep those presses turning!
SGArmstrang1
SGArmstrang1
2 posts
Joined May 2015

RE: Parts wanted

I have the origional 450 base plate without the eject, but mine has lots of wear cycles on it, the frame was replaced several years ago. It was upgraded to the primer hopper, but depending on your vintage, the oldest 450's did not use the bearing plate, and the manual slide is that size. If you're using a newer 450 frame that doesn't have a serial number plate pinned to the back of the frame, you would have to use the newer primer bar, or the 550 BL primer cup aperatus.
Mike Kerr
Mike Kerr
1 post
Joined December 2019

RE: Parts wanted

I have several of the items you mentioned such as primer housings, shell plates, primer tubes, etc. Thing is despite what some may think there are differences between various iterations of the same basic parts. For instance 450 primer housings are different in height from other 450 primer housings which means the primer tubes may be of different length although (tall ones or short ones) either may work in the press. Some 450 shell plates also have some differences (slight though they may be) from others. Primer slides are not interchangeable with 550 primer slides and some 450s worked with out a bearing or shim while others may not be what you need. Of course Dillon does not universally support the 450 because of parts and other availability issues but depending on the customer rep's willingness to help you may be of benefit. My parts are not free but I am not trying to get full 550 level price levels when I list them on EBay either. If we can be of help to each other through a private sale or shipping cover, I will, but we really need direct email or phone info type communication. I type slowly.