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Old February 20, 2013, 06:43 PM   #1
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Durachrome dies

Does anyone know where I can get a expander ball for a pacific durachrome 9mm die?????
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Old February 20, 2013, 09:14 PM   #2
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Not me, fine dies they haven't been made in decades. Buy a Lyman M expander die instead.
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Old February 20, 2013, 11:22 PM   #3
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Old February 22, 2013, 01:28 AM   #4
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Hornady entered the reloading equipment business by buying Pacific. You might check with them since they have retained a number of the original designs features.
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Old February 22, 2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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I think I tried Hornady onetime when I was looking for a part for my durachrome dies- they didn't stock any parts.
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Old February 22, 2013, 02:58 PM   #6
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You might look into adapting another brand of expander ball. If it's part of the decaping pin you just might make that work.
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Old February 23, 2013, 12:28 AM   #7
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See if Hornady will sell you an expander ball (nipple) assembly including stem and ball. They interchange with Pacific. Someone makes a carbide expander assembly that fits it also. I have one in my Duracrome die, but don't recall the brand of the assembly. Help anyone?
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Old February 23, 2013, 02:46 AM   #8
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I may have a 38 special one that will work in my odds and ends I got laying around from an estate purchase. P.M. me. I'll see if I can find it this week.
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