ClintJohnson
ClintJohnson
12 posts
Joined October 2011

Primers not dropping

I just got back my Square Deal B from refurbishing. But, the small pistol primers (Federals) are not dropping into the primer cup after loading about 30 rounds. Now, the cup goes back and hits the bottom of the blue tip, but does not drop a primer. What do I need to do?
tbarker5
tbarker5
5 posts
Joined September 2011

RE: Primers not dropping

Clint I just had that problem with my SDB press and found that my primer chute was clogged up. I don't know why your press just receiving it back from refurbishing would do that but you will need to take your ram slide out and you will find a white Z shaped plastic cover that covers the primer chute. This cover is just snapped in, if you remove this cover you can inspect the primer chute and make sure something hasn't dropped down the chute and clogged or jammed it.

The bad thing once it gets to over flowing it will lock up your indexing plate when the spent primers get under it.
southpasskid
southpasskid
1 post
Joined March 2014

RE: Primers not dropping

I had the same problem and it was because the plastic tip on the tube that drops the primer was bent out of shape, I replaced it with a new one and all is good to go.
happyharold
happyharold
1 post
Joined March 2015

RE: Primers not dropping

I have a SD reloader I picked up in a garage sale a few months ago, the person I bought it from had no idea on how to use it. I called Dillon they sent me an owners manual and also 2 screws that were missing from the primer loader, there was also a broken plastic roller that I did have an extra part. My problem is I can't get it to drop primers. Does anyone know of a dealer or some nice person in the Sacramento Ca. area that may be able to help me? Thanks